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Ng wings and feathers religion and philosophy have looked to birds as representatives of our better selves that part of us not bound to the earth With the passion of a birdwatcher and hoarder of words Gibson has spent fifteen years collecting the literary and artistic forms our affinity for birds has taken over the centuries Birds appear again and again in mythology and folk tales and in literature by writers as diverse as Ovid Thomas Hardy Kafka Thoreau and TS Eliot They've been omens allegories disguises and guides; they've been w. Very interesting collection of stories and poems about birds I plan to spend a fair bit of time reviewing the references in the back for things to read Where I’m Calling From of The Accidental Activist our better selves that part Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of us not bound to the earth With the passion Brenda has a dragon in her blood of a birdwatcher and hoarder Divan Of Rudaki of words Gibson has spent fifteen years collecting the literary and artistic forms Choice Stories for Children our affinity for birds has taken Öbür Divan over the centuries Birds appear again and again in mythology and folk tales and in literature by writers as diverse as Ovid Thomas Hardy Kafka Thoreau and TS Eliot They've been Summary of Homo Deus omens allegories disguises and guides; they've been w. Very interesting collection Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of stories and poems about birds I plan to spend a fair bit The Teams Milking Cow of time reviewing the references in the back for things to read

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The Bedside Book of Birds An Avian Miscellany

Orshipped eaten feared and loved Nor does Gibson forget the fascination they hold for science as the Galapagos finches did for Darwin Birds figure charmingly and tellingly in the work of such nature writers as Gilbert White Peter Matthiessen Farley Mowat and Barry Lopez Gorgeously illustrated woven from centuries of human response to the delights of the feathered tribes The Bedside Book of Birds is for anyone who is aware of birds and for everyone who is intrigued by the artistic forms that humanity has created to represent its soul. this spendid and magnificently illustrated collection has kept me captivated for months nowand actually inspired me to begin a new series of paintings based upon my decades as an avid bird watcher some evenings i just browse the rich color plates and other evenings i read a story or twoalways calms me by providing yet another glimpse into the winged ones ways of natural rhythms plus i so enjoy the tremendously diverse writing styles and as mentioned the art throughout Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of such nature writers as Gilbert White Peter Matthiessen Farley Mowat and Barry Lopez Gorgeously illustrated woven from centuries Brenda has a dragon in her blood of human response to the delights Divan Of Rudaki of the feathered tribes The Bedside Book Choice Stories for Children of Birds is for anyone who is aware Öbür Divan of birds and for everyone who is intrigued by the artistic forms that humanity has created to represent its soul. this spendid and magnificently illustrated collection has kept me captivated for months nowand actually inspired me to begin a new series Summary of Homo Deus of paintings based upon my decades as an avid bird watcher some evenings i just browse the rich color plates and Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes other evenings i read a story The Teams Milking Cow or twoalways calms me by providing yet another glimpse into the winged A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates ones ways Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of natural rhythms plus i so enjoy the tremendously diverse writing styles and as mentioned the art throughout

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In this stunning assemblage of words and images novelist and avid birdwatcher Graeme Gibson has crafted an extraordinary tribute to the venerable relationship between humans and birds Birds have ever been the symbols of our highest aspirations As divine messengers symbols of our yearning for the heavens or avatars of glorious song and colour they have stirred our imaginations from the moment we first looked into the sky Whether as the Christian dove or uetzalcoatl the Aztec Plumed Serpent or in Plato's vision of the human soul growi. I could not resist the cover of this book and for me it s strongest feature are the old paintings of birds from throughout history and culturesThe paintings are accompanied by poems stories folk tales and nonfiction travelogues about you guessed it birdsThe author has divided the stories up according to topic creation stories of the world birds as sentient creatures how birds were prepared as food reports by explorers and adventurers and birds that are in turn the predators It s a nice mix of real reports of birds and stories of fantasy and supernatural with birds as the subjectBut the most appealing aspect of this book are the beautiful illustrations That alone is worth possessing the book


10 thoughts on “The Bedside Book of Birds An Avian Miscellany

  1. says:

    I picked this one up aaaages ago maybe over a year even Was really enjoying it too but it got lost amidst the piles and piles of othe

  2. says:

    Everything about this book is of interest There was the selection of passages included which ranged from ancient to modern Many kinds of birds were discussed from the extinct passenger pigeon to common birds from the smal

  3. says:

    I could not resist the cover of this book and for me it's strongest feature are the old paintings of birds from throughout history and culture

  4. says:

    This book is gorgeous When I get around to it I will purchase a second copy to dissect for its art Gibson covers the bird as inspiration for writing art travel studyacross centuries The publishing job is fantastic The weight of the

  5. says:

    Very interesting collection of stories and poems about birds I plan to spend a fair bit of time reviewing the refe

  6. says:

    This book is meant to be read in snippets all cozied up in bed each night per its name so I have to confess that cover to cover does not work uite so well Suddenly a whole section on how humans kill eat and use birds for their own purposes becomes incredibly depressing when read all in one go In fact the book as a whole focuses primarily on humanity's relationship with birds not simply birds themselves It's a key distinction and ultimately

  7. says:

    I wanted to like this book I really did I borrowed it from the library to consider purchasing it for my own bird book collection I love books and bird books However I ended up not being able to read this book which is why there are no starsIt is a collection of readings about birds so I skimmed through reading some of them but there were too many sad passages about birds slaughtered by the thousands and one awful story

  8. says:

    this spendid and magnificently illustrated collection has kept me captivated for months nowand actually inspired me to begin a new series of paintings based upon my decades as an avid bird watcher some evenings i just browse the rich color plates and other evenings i read a story or twoalways calms me by providing yet another glimpse into the winged ones ways of natural rhythms plus i so enjoy the tremendously diverse wr

  9. says:

    Husband of Margaret Atwood didn't realize this until I had finished all of the stories Yes this book is sad but the extermin

  10. says:

    A nice collection of art and short stories about birds

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