To the present generation of Americans, Dr. William J. Long is hardly a familiar name. Some 50 years ago this Congregational minister, naturalist, explorer and writer was one of the best-beloved—and most controversial—figures of his day. His fiery arguments with Theodore Roosevelt on nature subjects made headlines; his 30 books on wildlife were familiar to children and adults everywhere, and his History of English Literature is still a standard work in present-day high schools. After his death in 1952 at the age of 86, his daughter, the writer Lois Long, discovered a sheaf of never-published works in a safe in his Stamford, Connecticut home. It is these essays which SI is now privileged to present. A collection of these and other works by Dr. Long will be published by Doubleday & Company, Inc. in the coming year.