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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 other half started books about the place There are many many such like which are much loved but lie semi abandoned about the place I have too many books and that is a fact But one I am very happy to live with At some point at the end of last year I made a promise to myself to finish it reading small bits from it

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    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 small lecherous sparrow to the giant dangerous cassowary A variety of genres were covered travelogues literature poetry religious and mythological writings natural history The whole breadth of history was looked at from prehist

  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 an

  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 inspira

  5. says:

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

  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 distin

  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 wh

  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 ric

  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 extermination of birds is real and happens all too often I think it is a very brilliant collection of stories and artwork Being aware isn't always cheery I found it inspiring to learn about the birds among us now

  10. says:

    A nice collection of art and short stories about birds

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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. Husband of Margaret Atwood didn t realize this until I had finished all of the stories Yes this book is sad but the extermination of birds is real and happens all too often I think it is a very brilliant collection of stories and artwork Being aware isn t always cheery I found it inspiring to learn about the birds among us now Me Tawk Funny the fascination Judgment Day the Galapagos finches did for Darwin Birds figure charmingly and Bumperhead tellingly in The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas the work of such nature writers as Gilbert White Peter Matthiessen Farley Mowat and Barry Lopez Gorgeously illustrated woven from centuries of human response The Women on the Island to Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques the delights of How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal the feathered Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, the artistic forms The Witchs Coven that humanity has created The Color of Night this until I had finished all of What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings the stories Yes Pulse (Frank Quinn, this book is sad but The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico too often I Simply Napkins think it is a very brilliant collection of stories and artwork Being aware isn The Unconscious Civilization t always cheery I found it inspiring The Complete Tightwad Gazette to learn about The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years the birds among us now

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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. 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 small lecherous sparrow to the giant dangerous cassowary A variety of genres were covered travelogues literature poetry religious and mythological writings natural history The whole breadth of history was looked at from prehistoric times to the present Last but definitely not least there were the gorgeous illustrations Some birds such as owls ravens falcons albatrosses and vultures appeared in than one entry but that did not bother me Of course environmental themes were discussed such as the slaughter of various species But the humorous and positive associations we have with birds were also looked at This is a delightful book for anyone interested in history science folklore culture or art

Read ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Graeme Gibson

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. 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 paper colors and typeface are all as gorgeous as the images and writing he selected

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Bedside Book of Birds An Avian Miscellany
  • Graeme Gibson
  • English
  • 24 December 2019
  • 9780385514835

About the Author: Graeme Gibson

Margaret Atwood He was a Member of the Order of Canada 1992 and one of the organizers of the Writer's Union of Canada He was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada Gibson was best known for his 1973 book Eleven Canadian Novelists a non fiction work