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Field Notes From A Hidden City

An Urban Nature Diary
Woolfson, Esther (Book - 2014)
Field Notes From A Hidden City
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Field Notes From a Hidden City is set against the background of the austere, grey and beautiful northeast Scottish city of Aberdeen. In it, Esther Woolfson examines the elements—geographic, atmospheric and environmental—which bring diverse life forms to live in close proximity in cities. Using the circumstances of her own life, house, garden and city, she writes of the animals who live among us: the birds—gulls, starlings, pigeons, sparrows and others—the rats and squirrels, the cetaceans, the spiders and the insects. In beautiful, absorbing prose, Woolfson describes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year, which begins with the exceptional cold and snow of 2010. Influenced by her own long experience of corvids, she considers prevailing attitudes towards the natural world, urban and non-urban wildlife, the values we place on the lives of individual species and the ways in which man and creature live together in cities.
Authors: Woolfson, Esther
Title: Field notes from a hidden city
an urban nature diary
Publisher: Berkeley, California :, Counterpoint,, [2014]
Characteristics: x, 357 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Esther Woolfson ; illustrations by Mónica Naranjo Uribe
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London : Granta, 2013
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Snow
November 24th to December 20th
Midwinter
December 21st to February 19th
Fellow Travellers
Winter into Spring
March 1st to March 9th
Early Spring
March 14th to March 25th
Orb-weavers and Wanderers
Spring
April 5th to April 15th
Late Spring
April 18th
Angels in the Streets
Spring to Summer
April 26th to May 10th
The Unlikely Cupid
Early Summer
May 23rd to July 11th
The Bird with the Silver Eyes
Midsummer
July 17th to July 26th
Flying through the Storm
July 28th
The Fugitive in the Garden
Into Autumn
August 10th to November 2nd
Summary: Field Notes From a Hidden City is set against the background of the austere, grey and beautiful northeast Scottish city of Aberdeen. In it, Esther Woolfson examines the elements—geographic, atmospheric and environmental—which bring diverse life forms to live in close proximity in cities. Using the circumstances of her own life, house, garden and city, she writes of the animals who live among us: the birds—gulls, starlings, pigeons, sparrows and others—the rats and squirrels, the cetaceans, the spiders and the insects. In beautiful, absorbing prose, Woolfson describes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year, which begins with the exceptional cold and snow of 2010. Influenced by her own long experience of corvids, she considers prevailing attitudes towards the natural world, urban and non-urban wildlife, the values we place on the lives of individual species and the ways in which man and creature live together in cities.
Additional Contributors: Uribe, Monica Naranjo
ISBN: 1619022400
9781619022409
Branch Call Number: 591.94123 W9136f 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-348) and index
Subject Headings: Aberdeen (Scotland) Environmental conditions Ecology Scotland Aberdeen Zoology Scotland Aberdeen Animals Scotland Aberdeen
Topical Term: Ecology
Zoology
Animals
Other Editions: Reprint of (manifestation): Woolfson, Esther. Field notes from a hidden city. London : Granta, 2013 9781847082756 (OCoLC)815366340
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List - Vermin or urban wildlife? by: multcolib_tamaf Jun 23, 2014

In beautiful, absorbing prose, Woolfson describes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year, which begins with the exceptional cold and snow of 2010. Influenced by her own long experience of corvids, she considers prevailing attitudes towards the natural ... Read More »


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