The Life Of The Skies

The Life Of The Skies

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374186302
Characteristics: 324 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Jan 01, 2014

A great introduction for a literate American birdwatcher.

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