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Readings on Nature at Night

Compiled by Terry Morse

“Our fantastic civilization has fallen out of touch with many aspects of nature, and with none more completely than with night.” -- Henry Beston, The Outermost House

Last modified: 08 August 2009

Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark, by Christopher Dewdney. NY: Bloomsbury, 2004. (A poet explores the physics, biology, psychology, and sociology of nighttime.)

The Dark Range: A Naturalist's Night Notebook, by David Rains Wallace. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1978.

The Darkness is Light Enough: The Field Journal of a Night Naturalist, by Chris Ferris. NY: Ecco, 1986.

Discover Nature at Sundown: Things to Know and Things to Do, by Elizabeth P. Lawlor. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1995.

A Guide to Night Sounds, by Lang Elliott. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004. [Sound recording and booklet]

Night Life: Nature from Dusk to Dawn, by Diana Kappel-Smith. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.

Nightwatch: The Natural World from Dusk to Dawn, by Jane Burton and Kim Taylor. NY: Facts on File 1983.

The Nocturnal Naturalist: Exploring the Outdoors at Night, by Cathy Johnson. Chester, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1989.

Reading the Outdoors at Night: A Complete Guide to the Sounds, Sights, and Smells of the Wilderness After Dark, by Vinson Brown. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1972.

The World of Night: The Fascinating Drama of Nature That is Enacted Between Dusk and Dawn, by Lorus J. & Marjorie J. Milne. NY: Harper & Row, 1956.

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