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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 in 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.

Farnswoth 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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Stand Up for Patience

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

Santa Clara emeritus senior lecturer writes about living—and writing—from the field.
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The Mad Birder reflects on grandmom’s rolls and fairy slippers.
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