The Press: The Nature Beat

Big-city newspapers are usually too busy reporting the deeds and misdeeds of man to pay much attention to the works of nature. But not always. Last week the Boston Herald heaved an editorial sigh for the wintry seashore where "the moving sands swirl up the dunes and out gullied chimney tops . . . This is the time of smoking dunes." On its good, grave editorial page, the New York Times took note of winter: "Stand by ocean's edge and you can see, feel, hear and smell the grey waters. This is the darkening interlude when the sea changes its...

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