“The Breath of Life” is a 1915 book by American naturalist John Burroughs. It contains a number of essays related to his observations as he travelled around New England. Beautifully written and thought provoking, “The Breath of Life” will appeal to lovers of nature writing. John Burroughs (1837 – 1921) was an American naturalist, essayist, and active member of the U.S. conservation movement. Burroughs' work was incredibly popular during his lifetime, and his legacy has lived on in the form of twelve U.S. Schools named after him, Burroughs Mountain, and the John Burroughs Association—which publicly recognizes well-written and illustrated natural history publications. Contents include: “The Breath Of Life”, “The Living Wave”, “A Wonderful World”, “The Baffling Problem”, “Scientific”, “Vitalism”, “A Bird Of Passage”, “Life And Mind”, “Life And Science”, “The Journeying Atoms”, “The Vital Order”, “The Arrival Of The Fit”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.