Scott Weidensaul

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Scott Weidensaul (born 1959)[1] is a Pennsylvania-based naturalist and author. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the non-fiction category for his book Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere With Migratory Birds.

Profile and works[edit]

In 2000, Weidensaul was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the nonfiction category for his book Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere With Migratory Birds.[2] In another of his works, Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians, Weidensaul covers the geological changes that have happened to the Appalachians. He traces the mountains' geological origins from the Ice Ages through the diversity and richness of pre-Columbian and Colonial days on up to the modern era. For his Pulitzer-nominated book Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere With Migratory Birds, the author took to longtime systematic observation, which included the ornithological technique of banding, and observing the birds, besides the author talked to various experts—as well as amateur birders and ornithologists who have made many of the important discoveries about bird biology. Weidensaul has been a nature columnist for newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and he has written more than two dozen books on natural history, including Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds. Weidensaul's writing has appeared publications including Smithsonian, the New York Times, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife and Audubon. In addition to writing about wildlife, Weidensaul is an active field researcher whose work focuses on bird migration.

Works[edit]

  • Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul
  • The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking and the Search for Lost Species
  • Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding
  • Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians
  • The Raptor Almanac: A Comprehensive Guide to Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Vultures (National Outdoor Book Award, Honorable Mention, Nature Guidebook, 2001)
  • Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere With Migratory Birds
  • The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America (February 2012) [3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott Weidensaul - Biographical information". Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes: General Nonfiction". Pulitzer.org. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "New books". Retrieved 31 May 2012. 

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