Books by Edward Kanze

Ed Kanze Author of Over The Mountain And Home Again: Journeys Of An Adirondack Naturalist
Over The Mountain And Home Again: Journeys Of An Adirondack Naturalist (Nicholas K. Burns Publishing, 2006) brings together stories about nature and adventure in New York State's Adirondack Park, the largest park in the Lower 48.

"Ed Kanze has emerged as a fresh and joyful voice of the Adirondacks, with a merry eye, a sharp mind, and a deep heart," writes Bill McKibben, author of The End Of Nature and other books.

Reviewing Over The Mountain, historian and author Phillip Terrie, former director of the American Culture studies program at Bowling Green University in Ohio, praises the work, dubbing Ed "an Adirondack Thoreau."

"Kanze has a vast knowledge of the natural world, and he complements it with a fine writing style, a sense of humor, and a joyful exuberance. His essays sparkle while they inform.... We are lucky to have Edward Kanze as a resident writer-naturalist in northern New York. His pedigree is long and his writing precise. But more than that, Kanze brings a tremendous enthusiasm and delight to his descriptions of everything he observes around him." ---Betsy Kepes, book critic, North Country Public Radio.

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Kangaroo Dreaming by Edward kanze
Kangaroo Dreaming: An Australian Wildlife Odyssey (Random House/Sierra Club, 2000), describes a 25,000-mile journey Ed and Debbie Kanze made among the wild places and wildlife of Australia. In these pages, readers meet kangaroos and wallabies, the duck-billed platypus and the Tasmanian devil, flocks of wild parrots, lizards giant and small, deadly snakes, harmless pythons, towering eucalyptus trees, exquisitely delicate orchids, rainforests, deserts, cities, national parks, and an array of mostly good-humored, kind-hearted two-legged natives.

Bill McKibben calls Kangaroo Dreaming "a superb chronicle of the nature of Australia in all the meanings of that word. You won't be able to read it without wanting to call your travel agent."

"This deliberate odyssey is a beautifully written narrative, rich in natural history observation, woven into a marvelous story fresh off Penelope's loom."---Ann Zwinger, author of Beyond the Aspen Grove and other books.

"Ed Kanze is the John Burroughs of the twenty-first century--except that Mr. Kanze is a better writer.... What an amazing continent and what a grand book about it!"---Jack Sanders, author of The Secrets of Wildflowers.

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The World of John Burroughs by Edward kanze
The World of John Burroughs (Random House/Sierra Club, paperback 1999; Harry Abrams, hardcover, 1993) portrays the naturalist, philosopher, and literary critic John Burroughs, who lived from 1837-1921. Ed produced the book's 70 color photographs as well as its widely praised text. While concise, the book is grounded in eleven years of original scholarship in Burroughs archives at Vassar College and elsewhere, and it includes unique material gathered in interviews with Burroughs's last surviving grandchild, Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley, and a nonagenarian named Harriet Shatraw, to whom, late one night on a train speeding across Ohio, Burroughs's last words were spoken.

The late Dean Amadon, Curator Emeritus of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History, wrote of the book, "Mr. Kanze writes with a graceful style that would have pleased his subject.... Let us hope this volume has the wide circulation it so richly deserves."

"[A] richly illustrated biography ... the real essence of [Kanze's] subject is captured in a wealth of marvelous photographs."---Publishers Weekly.

"Through excellent archival photographs, biographical text, quotations from Burroughs's books and poems ... Kanze brings Burroughs to life for modern readers. [A] thoughtful, highly readable volume."---Country Living.

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Wild Life The Remarkable Lives of Ordinary Animals by Edward kanze
Wild Life: The Remarkable Lives of Ordinary Animals (Crown, 1995) collects 50 essays from Ed's syndicated newspaper column. Featured here are tales of whistle pigs and painted ladies, of bobcats and coyotes, of fish that change color in the frenetic throes of spawning to a tiny warbler that out flies Amelia Earhart.

"Anyone with an interest in nature and a sense of humor will love Wild Life," says the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "Kanze speaks with several voices: that of the professional naturalist full of accurate information and scientific observations; the skilled writer with a grand sense of humor; the storyteller with a sense of drama; and the adult who has the capacity to view the world through the eyes of the curious child."

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Notes From New Zealand by Edward kanze
Notes From New Zealand (Henry Holt, 1992) tells of flightless birds, elusive primitive frogs, and three university-sponsored expeditions to study the tuatara, a superficially lizard-like reptile little changed from creatures that roamed the world before and during the Age of Dinosaurs.

"Kanze writes with humor, attention to biological detail, and a love for nature that is contagious."---The Virginian Pilot.

"An insightful commentary on the congenial inhabitants, both human and animal, which first lured the author this magnificent land."---Booklist.

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Hudson & Son: Being An Account of the Final, Fatal Adventures of Henry Hudson, Explorer, and John Hudson, His Son. Ed's first novel, will be published by Nicholas K. Burns Publishing in 2008. The 400th anniversary of Hudson's voyage up the Hudson River, leading to the founding of Holland's New Amsterdam colony, will be celebrated in 2009.

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