Vesper Flights, Helen Macdonald
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Vesper Flights

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Author: Helen Macdonald

Narrator: Helen Macdonald

Unabridged: 10 hr 22 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 08/25/2020

Genre: Nature - Animals - Birds

Synopsis

Animals dont exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves. In Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep. Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom, immigration and flight, Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences: observing the massive migration of songbirds from the top of the Empire State Building, watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary, seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolks poplar forests. She writes with heart-tugging clarity about wild boar, swifts, mushroom hunting, migraines, the strangeness of birds nests, and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife. By one of this centurys most important and insightful nature writers, Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make sense of the world around us.

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