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The Bedside Book of Beasts: A Wildlife Miscellany - Graeme Gibson
The Bedside Book of Beasts: A Wildlife Miscellany
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This stunning companion to the internationally bestselling Bedside Book of Birds explores the relationship between predators and their prey.The intricate, complex connection between the hunter and the hunted has defined animal life on Earth throughout time. In The Bedside Book of Beasts, Graeme... show more
This stunning companion to the internationally bestselling Bedside Book of Birds explores the relationship between predators and their prey.The intricate, complex connection between the hunter and the hunted has defined animal life on Earth throughout time. In The Bedside Book of Beasts, Graeme Gibson gathers from all eras and cultures works of art and literature that capture the power, grace, and inventiveness of both predators and their natural prey. Here are myths, fables, poetry, generous excerpts from nature and travel writing, journals, sacred texts, and works of fiction. There are vivid descriptions of noteworthy predators — including the big cats, bears, wolves — but also the small but voracious praying mantis. Gibson also brings to life the experiences, strategies, and emotions of vulnerable prey, and paints intriguing portraits of such legendary evil beasts as the Minotaur, Grendel, and the Biblical Leviathan. All of this is enhanced by a breathtaking array of art, both traditional and contemporary, as well as scientific, religious, and mythological drawings, paintings, and woodcuts.In The Bedside Book of Beasts Gibson evokes a profound sense of the eternal, often unsettling, connection between the human animal and the free, untamed beasts of the wilderness.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385524599 (0385524595)
ASIN: 385524595
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Bedside Book of Beasts: A Wildlife Miscellany
This is a collection of essays from outside sources with a bunch of really pretty full-color artwork. If I'm going to be honest, the illustrations were my favorite part; the essays were very numerous and even though none ran over the length of 3 pages, a lot of them were very boring. However there w...
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LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 Glorious snippets and dippings
Graeme Gibson is Margaret Atwood's husband and a grand fellow with whom I've shared a table a time or two. Witty, wise, brilliantly observant and a great conversationalist as well as (like his wife) a great conservationist -- which is exactly what come across in this book, and its companion -- THE ...
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