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The Resource Vesper flights : new and collected essays, Helen Macdonald

Vesper flights : new and collected essays, Helen Macdonald

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Vesper flights : new and collected essays
Title
Vesper flights
Title remainder
new and collected essays
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Helen Macdonald
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Language
eng
Summary
Our world is a fascinating place, teeming not only with natural wonders that defy description, but complex interactions that create layers of meaning. Helen Macdonald is gifted with a special lens that seems to peer right through it all, and she shares her insights--at times startling, nostalgic, weighty, or simply entertaining--in this ... collection of essays. From reflections on science fiction to the true story of an Iranian refugee's flight to the UK, Macdonald has a truly omnivorous taste when it comes to observations of both the banal and sublime. Peppered throughout are reminisces of her own life, from her strange childhood in an estate owned by the Theosophical Society to watching total eclipses of the sun, visits to Uzbek solar power plants, eccentric English country shows, and desert hunting camps in the Gulf States. These essays move from personal experiences into wider meditations about love and loss and how we build the world around us. Whether more journalistic in tone, or literary--even formally experimental--each piece is generous, lyrical, and speaks to one another. Macdonald creates a strong thematic undertow that quietly takes the reader along piece to piece and sets them down, finally, at a place they've never been before
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NLC
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1970-
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Macdonald, Helen
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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  • Natural history
  • Nature
  • Essays
Label
Vesper flights : new and collected essays, Helen Macdonald
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Publication
Control code
on1121597265
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 261 pages
Isbn
9780735235502
Label
Vesper flights : new and collected essays, Helen Macdonald
Publication
Control code
on1121597265
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 261 pages
Isbn
9780735235502

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