Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World

September 10, 2013|
Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World by Kathleen Jamie
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Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book

In Sightlines, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field-from her native Scottish "byways and hills" to the frigid Arctic in fourteen enthralling essays. She dissects whatever her gaze falls upon-vistas of cells beneath a hospital microscope, orcas rounding a headland, the aurora borealis lighting up the frozen sea. In so doing, she questions what, exactly, constitutes "nature," and upends the idea that it is always picturesque. Written with precision, subtlety, and wry humor, Sightlines urges the reader: "Keep looking, even when there''s nothing much to see."

Kathleen Jamie, in 2021 named the National Poet of Scotland, is the author of four books of poetry and three nonfiction titles, including Sightlines and, most recently, Surfacing. Her many other awards and honors include the 2017 Royal Geographic Society Ness Award, conferred upon Jamie "for outstanding creative writing ...
Title:Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World
Product dimensions:256 pages, 7.7 X 5 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.7 X 5 X 0.9 in
Published:September 10, 2013
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781615190836

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