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The Resource Landfill : notes on gull watching and trash picking in the Anthropocene, Tim Dee

Landfill : notes on gull watching and trash picking in the Anthropocene, Tim Dee

Label
Landfill : notes on gull watching and trash picking in the Anthropocene
Title
Landfill
Title remainder
notes on gull watching and trash picking in the Anthropocene
Statement of responsibility
Tim Dee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past hundred years, gulls have been brought ashore by modernity. They now live not only on the coasts but in our slipstream following trawlers, barges, and garbage trucks. They are more our contemporaries than most birds, living their wild lives among us in towns and cities. In many ways they live as we do, walking the built-up world and grabbing a bite where they can. Yet this disturbs us. We've started fearing gulls for getting good at being among us. We see them as scavengers, not entrepreneurs; ocean-going aliens, not refugees. They are too big for the world they have entered. Their story is our story too. Landfill is the original and compelling story of how in the Anthropocene we have learned about the natural world, named and catalogued it, and then colonized it, planted it, or filled it with our junk. While most other birds have gone in the opposite direction, hiding away from us, some vanishing forever, gulls continue to tell us how the wild can share our world. For these reasons Landfill is the nature book for our times, groundbreaking and genre-bending. Without nostalgia or eulogy, it kicks beneath the littered surface of the things to discover stranger truths"--
Summary
Examines how gulls have adapted to human civilization by opportunistically living amongst the garbage of landfills, barges, and other spaces, and explores how gulls' relationship with humans can show how other wild animals can share the human world
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Provided by publisher
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10771992
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dee, Tim
Dewey number
598.3/38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL696.C46
LC item number
D44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gulls
  • Fills (Earthwork)
  • Nature
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human ecology
  • Fills (Earthwork)
  • Gulls
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • NATURE / Animals / Birds
  • NATURE / Essays
  • SCIENCE / Natural History
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
notes on gull watching and trash picking in the Anthropocene
Label
Landfill : notes on gull watching and trash picking in the Anthropocene, Tim Dee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-232)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Checklist -- White goods -- Our mutual friends -- Big Bird -- A peck of dirt -- Lump -- The birds -- London labour and London poor -- Old birds, old books -- Junk bonds -- Needs -- Jonathan Livingston Seagull -- Into it -- Talk to the animals -- Fly tip -- Chayka -- White gods -- Basil -- Age of iron -- Split -- Funes the memorious -- Night watch -- The family line
Control code
on1057306540
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781603589093
Lccn
2018052350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15754389
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057306540
Label
Landfill : notes on gull watching and trash picking in the Anthropocene, Tim Dee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-232)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Checklist -- White goods -- Our mutual friends -- Big Bird -- A peck of dirt -- Lump -- The birds -- London labour and London poor -- Old birds, old books -- Junk bonds -- Needs -- Jonathan Livingston Seagull -- Into it -- Talk to the animals -- Fly tip -- Chayka -- White gods -- Basil -- Age of iron -- Split -- Funes the memorious -- Night watch -- The family line
Control code
on1057306540
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781603589093
Lccn
2018052350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15754389
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057306540

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