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The Resource The fly trap, Fredrik Sjöberg ; translated by Thomas Teal

The fly trap, Fredrik Sjöberg ; translated by Thomas Teal

Label
The fly trap
Title
The fly trap
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Sjöberg ; translated by Thomas Teal
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, "The Fly Trap "chronicles Fredrik Sjoberg s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. Warm and humorous, self-deprecating and contemplative, and a major best seller in its native country, "The Fly Trap "is a meditation on the unexpected beauty of small things and an exploration of the history of entomology itself. What drives the obsessive curiosity of collectors to catalog their finds? What is the importance of the hoverfly? As confounded by his unusual vocation as anyone, Sjoberg reflects on a range of ideas the passage of time, art, lost loves drawing on sources as disparate as D. H. Lawrence and the fascinating and nearly forgotten naturalist Rene Edmond Malaise. From the wilderness of Kamchatka to the loneliness of the Swedish isle he calls home, Sjoberg revels in the wonder of the natural world and leaves behind a trail of memorable images and stories. --
Member of
Summary
Chronicles the author's meditative, obsessive pursuit of hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden and how his findings have reflected the history of entomology
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Assigning source
PUblisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10429093
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
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Sjöberg, Fredrik
Dewey number
595.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Teal, Thomas
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True
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  • Sjöberg, Fredrik
  • Malaise, René Edmond
  • Entomologists
  • Entomology
  • Scientific expeditions
Target audience
adult
Label
The fly trap, Fredrik Sjöberg ; translated by Thomas Teal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as Flugfällan in 2004 in Sweden by Nya Doxa, Dora
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890360507
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101870150
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014037123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890360507
Label
The fly trap, Fredrik Sjöberg ; translated by Thomas Teal
Publication
Note
Originally published as Flugfällan in 2004 in Sweden by Nya Doxa, Dora
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890360507
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101870150
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014037123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890360507

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