Are you looking for more Lab Girl related reading material?  We’ll be featuring a book list every week in October to celebrate our Big Read!  This week, we’re focusing on books to help with nature writing and journaling.  If you haven’t signed up for Amy Stewart’s writing workshop tonight, there’s still time!  Click here to sign up.

For more information about NEA Big Read: Ellsworth, please click here.

The following materials can be found in the Minerva catalog.

The Laws guide to nature drawing and journaling written and illustrated by John Muir Laws

In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques.

Sketching outdoors in winter by Jim Arnosky

Provides drawings of landscapes, plants, animals, and other aspects of nature, accompanied by comments from the artist on how and why he drew them.

Nature Drawing: a tool for learning by Clare Walker Leslie

The best American science and nature writing 2018 edited and with an introduction by Sam Kean

Nature writing : the tradition in English edited by Robert Finch and John Elder

Nature writing: the tradition in English includes 157 selections by 131 authors. This is the definitive collection of a many-voiced genre that has flourished in England and America for over two hundred years.

The Sierra Club nature writing handbook : a creative guide by John A. Murray