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Title:
The life of the skies
Author:
Rosen, Jonathan, 1963-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Today, forty-six million Americans are bird-watchers. The Life of the Skies is a genre-bending journey into the meaning of a pursuit born out of the tangled history of industrialization and nature longing. Jonathan Rosen set out on a quest not merely to see birds but to fathom their centrality--historical and literary, spiritual and scientific--to a culture torn between the desire both to conquer and to conserve. The Life of the Skies is at once a history of bird-watching in America, a meditation on changes in our views about killing animals, and a deeply personal book about the transforming qualities of a life spent observing the natural world.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374186302
Format :
Book