Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World

Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World

Kathleen Jamie

Winner of the 2014 Orion booklet Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the loo Burroughs organization 2014 Medal for extraordinary traditional historical past Book

With her poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild locations, Kathleen Jamie reviews from the sector during this spell binding number of fourteen essays whose energy derives from the obdurate recognition she will pay to every little thing round her. Jamie roams her local Scottish “byways and hills” and sails north to come across whalebones and icebergs. Interweaving own historical past along with her scrutiny of panorama, Jamie dissects no matter what her gaze falls upon―from vistas of cells underneath a sanatorium microscope, to orcas rounding a headland, to the aurora borealis lighting fixtures up the frozen sea. Written with precision, subtlety, and wry humor, Sightlines urges us to “Keep having a look. maintain taking a look, even if there’s not anything a lot to see.”

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