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Shearwater: A bird, an ocean & a long way home


Shearwater: A bird, an ocean & a long way home

SKU: 9781785787201 Category: Product ID: 168144


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Title: Shearwater: A bird, an ocean & a long way home
Publication date: 04/05/2021
Imprint: ICON
Price: $34.99
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

Ten weeks into its life, a Manx shearwater chick will emerge from its burrow and fly 8,000 miles from the west coast of the British Isles to the South Atlantic. It will be unlikely to touch land again for four years.

Part memoir, part homage to wilderness, Shearwater traces the author’s 50-year obsession with one of nature’s supreme travellers. In the finest tradition of nature writing, Roger Morgan-Grenville, author of Liquid Gold – described by Mary Colwell (Curlew Moon) as ‘a book that ignites joy and warmth’ – unpicks the science behind its incredible journey; and into the story of a year in the shearwater’s life, he threads the inspirational influence of his Hebridean grandmother who instilled in him a love of wild places and wild animals.

Full of lightly-worn knowledge, acute human observation and self-deprecating humour, Shearwater brings to life a truly mysterious and charismatic bird.

ISBN: 9781785787201
Dimension: 216mm X 135mm
Pages: 304

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Dimensions 216 × 135 mm