Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World

deKathleen Jamie

10 septembre 2013|
Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World de 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, one of the UK''s foremost poets, is the author of four books of poetry and three nonfiction titles, including Sightlines. Her many awards and honors include the 2017 Royal Geographic Society Ness Award, conferred upon Jamie "for outstanding creative writing at the confluence of travel, nature and culture"; the 2013 Cost...
Titre :Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :256 pages, 7.7 X 5 X 0.9 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :256 pages, 7.7 X 5 X 0.9 po
Publié le :10 septembre 2013
Publié par :The Experiment
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781615190836

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