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John Farnsworth
John S. Farnsworth, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Sciences, Emeritus

John S. Farnsworth

During his teaching career at Santa Clara, Dr. Farnsworth specialized in Environmental Writing and Literature, teaching in both the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences and English.

He received his B.A. from the College of Santa Fe, an MFA from Antioch University, and an MLA from Stanford University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

Farnsworth is the author of two recent books: Nature Beyond Solitude: Notes from the Field, and Coves of Departure: Field Notes from the Sea of Cortez. He is a member of Santa Clara University's Thomas I. Bergin Legacy Society.

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For Earth Week, A Close Reading of Two Papal Paragraphs

By John Farnsworth
It's time to realize that we’re members of a multi-species family for whom we should feel a humble, affectionate, and sacred respect.
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Stand Up for Patience

By John Farnsworth
This past year I’ve learned that we Americans are not very good at patience.
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A New Golden Age of Natural History

By John Farnsworth
Santa Clara emeritus senior lecturer writes about living—and writing—from the field.
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