Birds by the Shore

Birds by the Shore

Observing the Natural Life of the Atlantic Coast

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From the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds , the revised and reissued edition of her beloved book of essays describing her forays along the Delaware shore

For three years, Jennifer Ackerman lived in the small coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, in the sort of blue-water, white-sand landscape that draws summer crowds up and down the eastern seaboard. Birds by the Shore is a book about discovering the natural life at the ocean's edge: the habits of shorebirds and seabirds, the movement of sand and water, the wealth of creatures that survive amid storm and surf. Against this landscape's rhythms, Ackerman revisits her own history--her mother's death, her father's illness and her hopes to have children of her own.

This portrait of life at the ocean's edge will be relished by anyone who has walked a beach at sunset, or watched a hawk hover over a winter marsh, and felt part of the natural world. With a quiet passion and friendly, generous intelligence, it explores the way that landscape shapes our thoughts and perceptions and shows that home ground is often where we feel the deepest response to the planet.
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, [2019]
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9780143134183
0143134183
Branch Call Number: 917.517 Ackerman 05/2019
Characteristics: xxii, 177, 16 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Alternative Title: Notes from the shore

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