Sightlines

Sightlines

A Conversation With the Natural World

Paperback - 2013
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Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book

With her poet's eye and naturalist's affinity for wild places, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field in this enthralling collection of fourteen essays whose power derives from the stubborn attention she pays to everything around her. Jamie roams her native Scottish "byways and hills" and sails north to encounter whalebones and icebergs. Interweaving personal history with her scrutiny of landscape, Jamie dissects whatever her gaze falls upon--from vistas of cells beneath a hospital microscope, to orcas rounding a headland, to the aurora borealis lighting up the frozen sea. Written with precision, subtlety, and wry humor, Sightlines urges us to "Keep looking. Keep looking, even when there's nothing much to see."

Publisher: New York : The Experiment, 2013
ISBN: 9781615190836
161519083X
9781615191758
Branch Call Number: PR6060.A477 S54 2013
Characteristics: 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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With her poet's eye and naturalist's affinity for wild places, Jamie reports from the field in this enthralling collection of fourteen essays whose power derives from the stubborn attention she pays to everything around her.


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