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The Resource Birds by the shore : observing the natural life of the Atlantic coast, Jennifer Ackerman ; illustrated by Karin Grosz

Birds by the shore : observing the natural life of the Atlantic coast, Jennifer Ackerman ; illustrated by Karin Grosz

Label
Birds by the shore : observing the natural life of the Atlantic coast
Title
Birds by the shore
Title remainder
observing the natural life of the Atlantic coast
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ackerman ; illustrated by Karin Grosz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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" -- back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Jennifer
Dewey number
917.51/704
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F174.L6
LC item number
A25 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural history
  • Landscapes
  • Lewes (Del.)
  • Atlantic Coast (Del.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Birds by the shore : observing the natural life of the Atlantic coast, Jennifer Ackerman ; illustrated by Karin Grosz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: Notes from the shore. Viking Penguin. 1995
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- Preface to new edition -- Cape light -- Harbor of refuge -- Osprey -- Between tides -- The crab's tail -- Five fathoms -- The Great Marsh -- The strange and wonderful -- Seeds of mischief -- Spindrift -- The genius of birds [excerpt]
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xxii, 177, 16 pages
Isbn
9780143134183
Lccn
2019003881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1901830
  • (OCoLC)on1084620098
  • (OCoLC)1084620098
  • 1890136
  • 1901830
Label
Birds by the shore : observing the natural life of the Atlantic coast, Jennifer Ackerman ; illustrated by Karin Grosz
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: Notes from the shore. Viking Penguin. 1995
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maps -- Preface to new edition -- Cape light -- Harbor of refuge -- Osprey -- Between tides -- The crab's tail -- Five fathoms -- The Great Marsh -- The strange and wonderful -- Seeds of mischief -- Spindrift -- The genius of birds [excerpt]
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xxii, 177, 16 pages
Isbn
9780143134183
Lccn
2019003881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1901830
  • (OCoLC)on1084620098
  • (OCoLC)1084620098
  • 1890136
  • 1901830

Library Locations

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