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Edwin Way Teale

Born: Jun 2, 1899

Death: Oct 18, 1980

Birthplace: Joliet

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Edwin Way Teale

Date of Birth : Jun 2, 1899
Date of Death : Oct 18, 1980
Birth Place : Joliet

Edwin Way Teale was an American naturalist, photographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. Teale's works serve as primary source material documenting environmental conditions across North America from 1930 - 1980. He is perhaps best known for his series The American Seasons, four books documenting over 75,000 miles of automobile travel across North America following the changing seasons.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Photographer
  • Naturalist

Also known as

  • Edwin Alfred Teale


  • Clara Louise Way
  • Oliver Cromwell Teale


  • Nellie Imogene Donovan

Awards Won

  • Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
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