Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World, Kathleen Jamie
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Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World

Author: Kathleen Jamie

Narrator: Ruth Urquhart

Unabridged: 5 hr 51 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 09/18/2019

Genre: Nature - Essays


In Sightlines, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field-from her native Scottish 'byways and hills' to the frigid Arctic in fourteen enthralling essays. She dissects whatever her gaze falls upon-vistas of cells beneath a hospital microscope, orcas rounding a headland, the aurora borealis lighting up the frozen sea. In so doing, she questions what, exactly, constitutes 'nature,' and upends the idea that it is always picturesque. Written with precision, subtlety, and wry humor, Sightlines urges the listener: 'Keep looking, even when there's nothing much to see.'

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