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The Nature Watch Collection Book Two

by Gerry Rising with photographs by Harold Stiver and others

6 x 9 - B&W Edition - 172 pages - $7.95 plus $3.95  P&H
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6 x 9 - Color Edition - 172 pages - $24.95 plus $3.95 P&H
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This full color paperback edition is available on Amazon.com for $24.95 plus P&H. The eBook edition is available for $2.99 from Amazon.com.

Two new paperback editions and an eBook edition of The Nature Watch Collection Book Two (Volume 2 in a series) have been authored by Dr. Gerald Rising, nature columnist for the Buffalo News with photographs by Harold Stiver and others.


For over twenty years Gerry Rising has written a weekly "Nature Watch" column for The Buffalo News. This is the second collection of his columns. 


Harold Stiver, the superb Canadian nature photographer, has joined Dr. Rising in this publishing project and most of the photographs that accompany the columns are his. 


Rising's current readers will find much here to reinforce their appreciation for his essays. Those as yet unfamiliar with his work have a real treat ahead as they accompany him on these natural history excursions.


Dr. Gerald R. Rising Sr., the Gerry Rising of these columns, is State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo. His "day job" at the university was working with school mathematics teachers and teaching mathematics and computer science. He is the author of over a dozen mathematics texts, the most recent, Program Your Calculator and About Mathematics, the latter a unique approach to this subject for college liberal arts students.


Professor Rising seeks to communicate to his readers his own involvement with and love of nature. He has explored the out-of-doors through hiking, canoeing and biking. In 2013, at age 86, he plans to ride his motor scooter on a camping trip around the boundary of New York State, having completed similar "circumnavigations" of all the Great Lakes. Rising lives with his wife Doris in Amherst, New York, a Buffalo suburb. He has two children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Harold Stiver is a partner in a financial services company who lives with his wife Elaine in Paris, Ontario. He has two daughters and one grandson whom he claims to spoil relentlessly. He has long had a fascination with the natural world and has traveled widely exploring and photographing it. You can see more of his images at www.singularvideo.com. He is the author of a series of eBook Guides for Photographers and Explorers about waterfalls, old mills and covered bridges. They are available at Amazon and other popular distributors.


"The Nature Watch Collection: Book Two includes Gerry Rising’s second full year of contributed columns and features a variety of hiking tales, natural histories, meteorological events, and wildlife reports. Rising's observations are crafted with great subtlety; he leads the reader’s imagination with description that is at once artful, scientific and witty. His insights into the natural world are compelling. Bolstered by attractive photographs from Harold Stiver and others, Book Two is a captivating addition to the Nature Watch Collection series."—Christopher Hollister



The Nature Watch Collection Book Two  will be available for purchase in bookstores and at www.Amazon.com in three editions: color and B&W paperbacks and as an eBook.

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