By Graham Barwell
"At size did move an Albatross, / in the course of the fog it got here; / as though it were a Christian soul, / We hailed it in God's name." The advent of the albatross in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the traditional Mariner" is still the most recognized references to this majestic seabird in Western tradition. In Albatross, Graham Barwell is going past Coleridge to envision the function the chook performs within the lives of a large choice of peoples and societies, from the early perspectives of north Atlantic mariners to fashionable encounters through writers, artists, and filmmakers.
Exploring how the chicken has been celebrated in proverbs, folks tales, artwork, and ceremonies, Barwell exhibits how humans surprise on the approach the albatross soars during the air, protecting awe-inspiring distances with little attempt because of its striking wingspan. He surveys the numerous techniques humans have taken to puzzling over the albatross over the last 2 hundred years—from those that dedicated their lives to those birds to people who hunted them for foodstuff and sport—and discusses its position within the human mind's eye. Concluding with a mirrored image at the bird's altering value within the glossy international, Barwell considers threats to its persisted lifestyles and its clients for the long run. With 100 illustrations from nature, movie, and pop culture, Albatross is an soaking up examine those appealing birds.
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Albatross by Graham Barwell