Wandering Through Winter

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Wandering Through Winter: A Naturalist's Record of a 20,000-Mile Journey Through the North American Winter is a non-fiction book written by Edwin Way Teale, published in 1965 by Dodd, Mead and Company, and winner of the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.[1][2][3] The book was republished in 1990 by St Martin's Press.[4]

This book documents the travels of a naturalist and his wife, Nellie I. Teale[5] who spent four winter months traveling twenty thousand miles across the southwestern United States and parts of the Midwest, ending in northeastern Maine. He reports on the people, plants, animals, and birds they encountered.[1] [6] It is the final volume in his natural history of the four seasons in North America; a 76,000 miles journey over 15 years, which began with North with the Spring, Journey Into Summer, and Autumn Across America.[5][7]


  1. ^ a b "Book list" (web). National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  2. ^ "Science Reference Guides" (web). The Library of Congress. 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  3. ^ "The Pulitzer Prize" (web). pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  4. ^ Teale, Edwin Way (1990). Wandering through winter: a naturalist's record of a 20, 000-mile journey through the North American winter. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-04458-5.
  5. ^ a b Howe, Marvine (July 21, 1993). "Nellie I. Teale, 92; Naturalist Assisted In Acclaimed Books" (web). Obituary. New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  6. ^ "Recommended reading list" (web). Missouri State Government Web. 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  7. ^ Edwin Way Teale Biography (1899–1980) at biography.com

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