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The Resource The life of the skies, Jonathan Rosen

The life of the skies, Jonathan Rosen

Label
The life of the skies
Title
The life of the skies
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rosen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today, forty-six million Americans are bird-watchers. The Life of the Skies is a genre-bending journey into the meaning of a pursuit born out of the tangled history of industrialization and nature longing. Jonathan Rosen set out on a quest not merely to see birds but to fathom their centrality--historical and literary, spiritual and scientific--to a culture torn between the desire both to conquer and to conserve. The Life of the Skies is at once a history of bird-watching in America, a meditation on changes in our views about killing animals, and a deeply personal book about the transforming qualities of a life spent observing the natural world
Summary
Looks at America's fascination with birding and the roles of birds in a culture caught between its desire to both conquer and conserve, studying the meaning of a hobby born out of a simultaneous industrialization and longing for the natural world
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
234950
Cataloging source
PLU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Jonathan
Dewey number
598.07234
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Bird watching
Target audience
adult
Label
The life of the skies, Jonathan Rosen
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-320)
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
750366
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780312428198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312428198
  • (OCoLC)311615953
Label
The life of the skies, Jonathan Rosen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-320)
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
750366
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780312428198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312428198
  • (OCoLC)311615953

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