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The Screaming Sky - SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT NATURE WRITING PRIZE 2021

by Charles Foster

Hardback (unsigned) £15
Published 14th April 2021
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Swifts live in perpetual summer. They inhabit the air like nothing on the planet. They watched the continents shuffle to their present places and the mammals evolve. They are not ours, though we like to claim them. They defy all our categories, and present no passports as they surf the winds across the worlds. They sleep in the high thin air - their wings controlled by an alert half-brain. This is a radical new look at the Common Swift - a numerous but profoundly un-common bird - by Charles Foster, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Being a Beast. Foster follows the swifts throughout the world, manically, lyrically, yet scientifically. The poetry of swifts is in their facts, and this book, in Little Toller’s monograph series, draws deeply on the latest extraordinary discoveries.

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The Screaming Sky - SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT NATURE WRITING PRIZE 2021
by Charles Foster

ISBN
9781908213846

Publisher
Little Toller Books

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
April 14, 2021