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On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature
 
 
Author
Melanie Challenger.
Publisher Counterpoint  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.15 inches
ISBN 9781619020184
Pages/Publication Date 332/2012
Daedalus Item Code 41340
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The author of Galatea, an Eric Gregory Award–winning collection of poems that was also nominated for the Forward Poetry Prize, Melanie Challenger noticed one day that she was so removed from the natural world, she couldn't even name the birds calling across a Cornish moor. She wondered then if her own estrangement from nature was linked to what seemed a dramatic rise in animal extinctions caused by humans. From an exploration of an abandoned mine in England to an Antarctic sea voyage to South Georgia's old whaling stations, from a sojourn in South America to a stay among an Inuit community in Canada, Challenger uncovers species, cultures, and industries touched by extinction.

"A strange hybrid of travelogue and natural science, misted over with a wanderer's lonesome observations of a world in the process of disappearing.... Amid this solid research, there is fine and truly poetic prose.... The big loops of this peregrinating work intersect in interesting ways ... a strangeness is evoked, a strangeness that conveys how, in spite of all our erudition, we walk the earth in the 21st century as in a dream."—NYTBR

 
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