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Y've been worshipped eaten feared and loved Nor does Gibson forget the fascination they hold for science as the Galapagos finches did for Darwin Birds figure charmingly and tellingly in the work of such nature writers as Gilbert White Bedside Book of Birds An Kindle Peter Matthiessen Farley Mowat and Barry Lopez Gorgeously illustrated woven from centuries of human response to the delights of the feathered tribes The Bedside Book of Birds is for anyone who is aware of birds and for everyone who is intrigued by the artistic forms that humanity has created to represent its soul. I wanted to like this book I really did I borrowed it from the library to consider purchasing it for my own bird book collection I love books and bird books However

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In this stunning assemblage of words Book of PDFEPUB #232 and images novelist and avid birdwatcher Graeme Gibson The Bedside Kindle has crafted an extraordinary tribute to the venerable relationship between humans and birds Birds have Bedside Book of PDF #8608 ever been the symbols of our highest aspirations As divine messengers symbols of our yearning Bedside Book of Birds An Kindle for the heavens or avatars of glorious song and colour they have stirred our imaginations from the moment we first looked into the sky Whether as the Christian dove or uetzalcoatl the Aztec Pl. Everything about this book is of interest There was the selection of passages included which ranged from ancient to modern Many kinds of birds were discussed from t

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Umed Serpent or in Plato's vision of the human soul growing wings and feathers religion and philosophy have looked to birds as representatives of our better selves that part of us not bound to the earth With the passion of a birdwatcher and hoarder of words Gibson has spent fifteen years collecting the literary and artistic forms our affinity for birds has taken over the centuries Birds appear again and again in mythology and folk tales and in literature by writers as diverse as Ovid Thomas Hardy Kafka Thoreau and TS Eliot They've been omens allegories disguises and guides the. This book is meant to be read in snippets all cozied up in bed each night per its name so I have to confess that cover to cover does not work uite so well Suddenly


10 thoughts on “The Bedside Book of Birds An Avian Miscellany

  1. says:

    I picked this one up aaaages ago maybe over a year even Was really enjoying it too but it got lost amidst the piles and piles of other half started books about the place There are many many such like which are muc

  2. says:

    Everything about this book is of interest There was the selection of passages included which ranged from ancient to modern Many kinds of birds were discussed from the extinct passenger pigeon to common birds from the smal

  3. says:

    I could not resist the cover of this book and for me it's strongest feature are the old paintings of birds from throughout history and culturesThe paintings are accompanied by poems stories folk tales and nonfiction travelogues about you gue

  4. says:

    This book is gorgeous When I get around to it I will purchase a second copy to dissect for its art Gibson covers the bird

  5. says:

    Very interesting collection of stories and poems about birds I plan to spend a fair bit of time reviewing the references in the back for thin

  6. says:

    This book is meant to be read in snippets all cozied up in bed each night per its name so I have to confess tha

  7. says:

    I wanted to like this book I really did I borrowed it from the library to consider purchasing it for my own bird book collection I love books and bird books However I ended up not being able to read this book which

  8. says:

    this spendid and magnificently illustrated collection has kept me captivated for months nowand actually inspired me to beg

  9. says:

    Husband of Margaret Atwood didn't realize this until I had finished all of the stories Yes this book is sad but the extermination of birds is real and happens all too often I think it is a very brilliant collection of stories and artwork Being aware isn't always cheery I found it inspiring to learn about the birds among us now

  10. says:

    A nice collection of art and short stories about birds

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