Shelton, Napier 1931-
Shelton, Napier 1931-
Born December 2, 1931, in Washington, DC; son of Frederick D. (a lawyer, journalist, and economist) and Charline (a homemaker) Shelton; married Elizabeth Worth (a diplomat), June 6, 1964; children: Eleanor Shelton Loikits, Elizabeth Shelton Dawson, Martha. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Amherst College, B.A., 1955; Duke University, M.A., 1963; University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1974. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Episcopal. Hobbies and other interests: Birdwatching.
Home—Washington, DC. E-mail—[email protected]
U.S. News & World Report, Washington, DC, editorial assistant, 1957-60; National Park Service, Washington, DC, writer and editor, 1963-64, editor of scientific publications, 1978-81, technical writer and editor, 1985-94. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1949-51.
Audubon Naturalist Society (vice president for publications during the 1970s; member of board of directors, 1991-94), Cosmos Club (Washington, DC).
Blue Pencil Award, Association of Government Communicators, 1975, for The Nature of Shenandoah.
Saguaro National Monument, National Park Service (Washington, DC), 1970.
The Nature of Shenandoah, National Park Service (Washington, DC), 1971.
The Life of Isle Royale, National Park Service (Washington, DC), 1975.
(Coauthor) Great Smoky Mountains National Park, National Park Service (Washington, DC), 1978.
Superior Wilderness: Isle Royale National Park, Isle Royale Natural History Association (Houghton, MI), 1996.
Huron: The Seasons of a Great Lake, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1999.
Where to Watch Birds in Azerbaijan, privately printed, 2004.
Natural Missouri: Working with the Land, University of Missouri Press (Columbia, MO), 2005.
Napier Shelton told CA: "I write about my primary interests—nature and the environment—to share my knowledge and concerns. In recent years conservation and environmental issues increasingly occupy me, because the nature/earth I love is under growing attack.
"I've been interested in nature since I was six years old, and I was encouraged to write about it by my journalist father, Frederick Shelton.
"In the past, writing nonfiction books, I usually worked on them from about nine to five. Nowadays, at age seventy-four, I work shorter, more irregular hours. I also decided to try a novel, with a rough idea about what will happen, but I am letting it develop the way it seems to want to develop."
"Shelton, Napier 1931-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 15, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/shelton-napier-1931
"Shelton, Napier 1931-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . Retrieved November 15, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/shelton-napier-1931
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.