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Vesper flights: new and collected essays
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New York : Grove Press, ©2020.
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ix, 261 pages ; 22 cm.
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Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.

In Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep.

Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom, immigration and flight, Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences: observing the massive migration of songbirds from the top of the Empire State Building, watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary, seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests. She writes with heart-tugging clarity about wild boar, swifts, mushroom hunting, migraines, the strangeness of birds' nests, and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife.

By one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers, Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make sense of the world around us.

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First published in the United Kingdom in 2020 by Jonathan Cape.
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"In Vesper Flights, Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep. Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom, immigration and flight, Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences: observing songbirds from the Empire State Building as they migrate through the Tribute of Light, watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary, and seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests. She writes with heart-tugging clarity about wild boar, swifts, mushroom hunting, migraines, the strangeness of birds' nests, and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife. By one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers, Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make sense of the world around us"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, H. (2020). Vesper flights: new and collected essays. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, Helen, 1970-. 2020. Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, Helen, 1970-, Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays. New York: Grove Press, 2020.

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Macdonald, Helen. Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays. New York: Grove Press, 2020. Print.

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