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Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World - Kathleen Jamie
Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World
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From an award-winning poet and essayist, fourteen essays on nature that recalibrate how we relate to the natural world. When poet and essayist Kathleen Jamie was questioned at a conference about the urgency to reconnect with “nature”, she wondered, what exactly, did that really mean? In... show more
From an award-winning poet and essayist, fourteen essays on nature that recalibrate how we relate to the natural world. When poet and essayist Kathleen Jamie was questioned at a conference about the urgency to reconnect with “nature”, she wondered, what exactly, did that really mean? In Sightlines, Jamie reports back “from the field”, offering a landmark work about the natural world and our relationship to it. In extraordinarily precise language rarely more precise, Jamie both explores her native Scottish surroundings, interweaving personal history with the physical landscape, before and sails sailing north to encounter whalebones and icebergs. She dissects whatever her gaze falls upon, micro or macro; from vistas of cells beneath a hospital microscope, to orcas rounding a headland, to the aurora borealis lighting up the frozen sea. Written with enormous precision and subtlety, Sightlines invites us to take a moment to pause and reconsider all that nature gives us.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781615190836 (161519083X)
ASIN: 161519083X
Publisher: The Experiment
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
5.0 Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World
Absolutely gorgeous writing and insights. I can't think of much to say about this beyond expressing how much I appreciated the author's connection with both the natural world and our relationship with it. So many nature books get really floaty and on about the perfection of the natural world, and he...
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halfmanhalfbook rated it
5.0 Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World
As with all books that are written by poets, this is a delight to read. The language is eloquent and lyrical , without being pretentious. She takes us, through a series of essays, on a journey to places in the far north of the UK and Scandinavia. To islands and museums and more importantly to the pa...
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