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The Resource The seabird's cry : the lives and loves of the planet's great ocean voyagers, Adam Nicolson

The seabird's cry : the lives and loves of the planet's great ocean voyagers, Adam Nicolson

Label
The seabird's cry : the lives and loves of the planet's great ocean voyagers
Title
The seabird's cry
Title remainder
the lives and loves of the planet's great ocean voyagers
Statement of responsibility
Adam Nicolson
Title variation
seabirds cry
Title variation remainder
the lives and loves of puffins, gannets and other ocean voyagers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land." A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we are coming to understand them, the number of seabirds on our planet is in freefall, dropping by nearly 70% in the last sixty years, a billion fewer now than there were in 1950. Of the ten birds in this book, seven are in decline, at least in part of their range. Extinction stalks the ocean and there is a danger that the grand cry of the seabird colony, rolling around the bays and headlands of high latitudes, will this century become little but a memory. Seabirds have always entranced the human imagination and NYT best-selling author Adam Nicolson has been in love with them all his life: for their mastery of wind and ocean, their aerial beauty and the unmatched wildness of the coasts and islands where every summer they return to breed. The seabird's cry comes from an elemental layer in the story of the world. Over the last couple of decades, modern science has begun to understand their epic voyages, their astonishing abilities to navigate for tens of thousands of miles on featureless seas, their ability to smell their way towards fish and home. Only the poets in the past would have thought of seabirds as creatures riding the ripples and currents of the entire planet, but that is what the scientists are seeing now today. -- Provided by publisher
Summary
Describes the plight of seabirds, whose numbers are on the decline, and relays the importance of their voyages on sustaining life on Earth
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10601682
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicolson, Adam
Dewey number
598.177/27
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL678.52
LC item number
.N53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sea birds
  • Sea birds
  • Sea birds
  • Sea bird populations
  • NATURE
  • POETRY
  • SCIENCE
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the lives and loves of puffins, gannets and other ocean voyagers
Label
The seabird's cry : the lives and loves of the planet's great ocean voyagers, Adam Nicolson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in The U.K. in 2017 by HarperCollins
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fulmar -- Puffin -- Kittiwake -- Gull -- Guillemot -- Cormorant and shag -- Shearwater -- Gannet -- Great auk and its cousin razorbill -- Albatross -- The seabird's cry
Control code
ocn983568933
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781250134189
Lccn
2017031320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)983568933
Label
The seabird's cry : the lives and loves of the planet's great ocean voyagers, Adam Nicolson
Publication
Note
Originally published in The U.K. in 2017 by HarperCollins
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fulmar -- Puffin -- Kittiwake -- Gull -- Guillemot -- Cormorant and shag -- Shearwater -- Gannet -- Great auk and its cousin razorbill -- Albatross -- The seabird's cry
Control code
ocn983568933
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781250134189
Lccn
2017031320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)983568933

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