The Resource As kingfishers catch fire : books & birds, Alex Preston & Neil Gower

As kingfishers catch fire : books & birds, Alex Preston & Neil Gower

Label
As kingfishers catch fire : books & birds
Title
As kingfishers catch fire
Title remainder
books & birds
Statement of responsibility
Alex Preston & Neil Gower
Title variation
Books and birds
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put away his binoculars, leave behind the hides and the nature reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love of birds didn't disappear though. Rather, it went underground, and he began birdwatching in the books that he read, creating his own personal anthology of nature writing that brought the birds of his childhood back to brilliant life. Looking for moments 'when heart and bird are one', Preston weaves the very best writing about birds into a personal and eccentric narrative that is as much about the joy of reading and writing as it is about the thrill of wildlife. Moving from the 'high requiem' of Keats's nightingale to the crow-strewn sky at the end of Alan Garner's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, from Ted Hughes's brooding 'Hawk in the Rain' to the giddy anthropomorphism of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, this is a book that will make you look at birds, at the world, in a newer, richer light. Beautifully illustrated and illuminated by the celebrated graphic artist Neil Gower, As Kingfishers Catch Fire is a book to love and to hold, to return to again and again, to marvel at the way that authors across the centuries have captured the endless grace and variety of birds
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, Alex
Dewey number
  • 820.93628
  • 598.07234
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS126
LC item number
.P74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gower, Neil
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Preston, Alex
  • Birds
  • Bird watching
  • Birds in literature
  • Natural history literature
Label
As kingfishers catch fire : books & birds, Alex Preston & Neil Gower
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Peregrine -- Swallow -- Kingfisher -- Kestrel -- Gull -- Starling -- Wren -- Skylark -- Nightjar -- Swift -- Peacock -- Goldfinch -- Robin -- Grey heron -- Crow -- Curlew -- Waxwing -- Collared dove -- Snow goose -- Barn owl -- Nightingale -- About the author and artist -- Artist's note
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781472152244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004396675
  • 1830835
  • (OCoLC)on1004396675
  • 1830835
Label
As kingfishers catch fire : books & birds, Alex Preston & Neil Gower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Peregrine -- Swallow -- Kingfisher -- Kestrel -- Gull -- Starling -- Wren -- Skylark -- Nightjar -- Swift -- Peacock -- Goldfinch -- Robin -- Grey heron -- Crow -- Curlew -- Waxwing -- Collared dove -- Snow goose -- Barn owl -- Nightingale -- About the author and artist -- Artist's note
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781472152244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004396675
  • 1830835
  • (OCoLC)on1004396675
  • 1830835

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