Finch, Robert (Charles)

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FINCH, Robert (Charles)

FINCH, Robert (Charles). American, b. 1943. Career: Oregon State University, Corvallis, instructor in English, 1969-71; carpenter in Brewster, MA, 1971-75; freelance writer, 1975-; Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Cape Cod, MA, director of publications, 1982-86. Orion Nature Quarterly, advisory board member; Brewster Conservation Commission, co-chair, 1980-87; Brewster Land Acquisition Commission, co-chair, 1984-87; Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA, part-time instructor, 1972-74, 1995; Emerson College, part-time instructor, 1995; Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, director, 1995-96. Publications: Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod (essays), 1981; The Primal Place, 1983; Outlands: Journeys to the Outer Edges of Cape Cod (essays), 1986; (advisory ed and contrib) On Nature: Essays on Nature, Landscape, and Natural History, edited by Daniel Halpern, 1987; (ed. with J. Elder) The Norton Book of Nature Writing, 1990; The Cape Itself, 1991; (ed.) A Place Apart, an anthology of Cape Cod literature, 1993; Cape Cod National Seashore Handbook, 1994; Smithsonian Guide to Natural America: Southern New England, 1996. Contributor to anthologies. Author of introductions to books. Author of weekly columns for several Cape Cod Newspapers, 1975-82, 1995-; editor of The Cape Naturalist, 1973-82. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Old Country Rd., Wellfleet, MA 02667, U.S.A.