Birds by the Shore by Jennifer Ackerman audiobook

Birds by the Shore: Observing the Natural Life of the Atlantic Coast

By Jennifer Ackerman
Read by Jennifer Ackerman

Penguin Audio
5.08 Hours Unabridged
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From the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, the revised and reissued edition of her beloved book of essays describing her forays along the Delaware shore For three years, Jennifer Ackerman lived in the small coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, in the sort of blue-water, white-sand landscape that draws summer crowds up and down the eastern seaboard. Birds by the Shore is a book about discovering the natural life at the ocean's edge: the habits of shorebirds and seabirds, the movement of sand and water, the wealth of creatures that survive amid storm and surf. Against this landscape's rhythms, Ackerman revisits her own history--her mother's death, her father's illness and her hopes to have children of her own. This portrait of life at the ocean's edge will be relished by anyone who has walked a beach at sunset, or watched a hawk hover over a winter marsh, and felt part of the natural world. With a quiet passion and friendly, generous intelligence, it explores the way that landscape shapes our thoughts and perceptions and shows that home ground is often where we feel the deepest response to the planet.

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From the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, the revised and reissued edition of her beloved book of essays describing her forays along the Delaware shore

For three years, Jennifer Ackerman lived in the small coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, in the sort of blue-water, white-sand landscape that draws summer crowds up and down the eastern seaboard. Birds by the Shore is a book about discovering the natural life at the ocean's edge: the habits of shorebirds and seabirds, the movement of sand and water, the wealth of creatures that survive amid storm and surf. Against this landscape's rhythms, Ackerman revisits her own history--her mother's death, her father's illness and her hopes to have children of her own.

This portrait of life at the ocean's edge will be relished by anyone who has walked a beach at sunset, or watched a hawk hover over a winter marsh, and felt part of the natural world. With a quiet passion and friendly, generous intelligence, it explores the way that landscape shapes our thoughts and perceptions and shows that home ground is often where we feel the deepest response to the planet.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Serene and loving, Ackerman’s deeply personal take on the world around her constitutes nature writing at its best. The Philadelphia Inquirer
A celebration of finding a home, wherever that may be. People
A lyrical meditation on the scientific and philosophical meaning to be found in one short stretch of Delaware coastline… Poetic, precise, intelligent, thoughtful. A lovely book. Kirkus
Like walking along an ocean beach with a knowledgeable, articulate friend, reading this personalized natural history is a restorative experience. Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review
Ackerman’s glimpses of the Delaware shore are full of the kind of fascinating detail that makes good nature writing as engaging as any fiction. Smithsonian Magazine
Arresting and provocative… A joy to read The Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer Ackerman

Author Bio: Jennifer Ackerman

Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science, nature, and human biology for almost three decades. Her books include Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body; Ah-Choo: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold; Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity; and Notes from the Shore. She is a contributor to Scientific American, National Geographic, the New York Times, and many other publications. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction, a Bunting Fellowship, and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 5.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English