Glorious Times: Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists is now in stock just in time for Christmas. The author will sign them with the inscription requested when the book is ordered. For those who are not familiar with the Craighead family of naturalists, here is what the publisher has to say about the book:
Glorious Times… tells the fascinating story of an American clan of Scots-Irish origin that settled in and near the South Mountain “Cradle of Conservation” close to nature, with the Yellow Breeches Creek flowing past its backyard, woods just beyond fields and meadows, and the mountain within walking distance. Since the early 1700s, this remarkable family called and still calls “Craighead Station” Pennsylvania its “home,” even though many of its members more recently have made other homes elsewhere in the country. But they always return. In Tom Benjey’s engaging telling of the Craighead story through the centuries and generations, he focuses special attention, for good reason, on the generation of Craigheads we know best: that of the twins Frank Jr., John, and their sister Jean Craighead George; but he doesn’t neglect the earlier generations of Craighead naturalists either. Their father, Frank Sr., also an important scientist and naturalist—as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins who were important outdoorsmen—and women themselves—get well deserved attention, too.
To order your signed (if that’s what you prefer) copy mail a check with the desired inscription to this address:
546 E Springville Rd
Carlisle, PA 17015
Buy it on-line below:
Glorious Times: $18.95
Shipping: $ 4.00
Total (non-PA residents): $22.95 <—Everyone but PA residents
PA sales tax: $ 1.38
Total (PA residents): $24.33 <—PA residents only
Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists
ISBN 978-0-9909748-9-5, 258 pages, softcover, 7” X 10”, $18.95
informed and informative, thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation, "Glorious Times" will prove to be of immense attraction to readers with an interest in the history of environmentalism and conservation in America -- and will prove to be of enduring value for both community and academic library American Biography collections in general, and Environmental/Conservation supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
Midwest Book Review