Songbirds, Truffles, And Wolves: An American Naturalist In Italy

Paperback | December 1, 1994

byGary Paul Nabhan

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By the winner of the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing.
 
“Gary Nabhan went to walk in old Italy like a pilgrim. . . . This is a story about moving from sad uncertainty to part-time joyousness. It is a great book.”—William Kittredge
 
“In part to ponder my Mediterranean roots and in part to learn of the land of my saint, San Francisco,” Gary Paul Nabhan, one of America’s finest nature writers and author of The Desert Smells Like Rain decided to walk the two hundred miles from Florence to Assisi. Along the way he met peasant farmers eager to share the love of their plants and seeds, recipes and customs. The fruit of this pilgrimage is writing that imaginatively traverses the boundary between nature and history.


“Unusual but important . . . entertaining and informative . . . the book afford[s] an evening retreat as satisfying as a shot of grappa with a plate of anisette cookies.”—The New York Times Book Review

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Arousing the mind and the appetite, Nabhan tells of his adventures as he walks through northern and central Italy along a route used by St. Francis of Assisi. From his talks with peasant farmers and others rich experiences, Nabhan offers profound reflections on the spirit with precise observations of nature as well as lively asides on ...

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By the winner of the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing.   “Gary Nabhan went to walk in old Italy like a pilgrim. . . . This is a story about moving from sad uncertainty to part-time joyousness. It is a great book.”—William Kittredge   “In part to ponder my Mediterranean roots and in part to learn of the land of my saint, San Fran...

He is a prize-winning author & naturalist, lives in Tucson, where he is director of conservation biology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum & cofounder of Native Seeds/Search.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.73 × 5.05 × 0.55 inPublished:December 1, 1994Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140239723

ISBN - 13:9780140239720

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Arousing the mind and the appetite, Nabhan tells of his adventures as he walks through northern and central Italy along a route used by St. Francis of Assisi. From his talks with peasant farmers and others rich experiences, Nabhan offers profound reflections on the spirit with precise observations of nature as well as lively asides on Italian cuisine