World Of Wonders: In Praise Of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, And Other Astonishments
ISBN: 1571313656
EAN13: 9781571313652
Language: English
Pages: 184
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.5" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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A New York Times Best Seller
Barnes & Noble 2020 Book of the Year
A Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
A Southern Book Prize Finalist
An NPR Best Book of 2020
An Esquire Best Book of 2020
A BookPage Best Book of 2020
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2020
A Wall Street Journal Holiday Gift Pick for 2020
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From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction--a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.
As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where Read More chevron_right

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   We learned a lot about the author
Nature writers, illustrators and others are using more and more of the world's favourite critters to tell the writer's personal story. A wonderful story, told with great compassion. He also said that we were not interested in a memoir.
 
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   Wondrous
But, for now, we're just waiting for the new tax laws to take effect. I mean, I'm a fan of calm, rational writing. I don't know whether that resonates with anyone else, but it relaxes me and I smile when reading. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author.
 
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   disappointing
The cover is attractive, but the rest of the magazine is mediocre.
 
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   A precious gift to yourself
The book is a collection of essays about some obscure and familiar life forms.
 
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   Read for a college class, and loved it!
I've only just begun to read the book, but I'm already hooked. It was a great show, and I'll definitely be back for more. It's just that I haven't always enjoyed nature pieces as much as I would have liked. In addition, Nezhidatathil's integration of her personal narrative into her nature writing is brilliant and so relatable. If I ever have to teach a unit on nature, I would love to do it with this book. I am going to be re-reading this book.
 
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   Most delightful and captivating book I have read in years
I have been in the dumps recently about the state of the world, he said. The book brought me back to reality—the reality of the important, the real, the wonders in our amazing world. Though I have not been intimately connected with many of the creatures she paints, many are part of my everyday life, such as canyon wrens, monarchs and fireflies. Living in a home in Texas where the weather is wonderful many parts of the severest summer or winter, with no central air or heat, allows us to breathe deeply, hear clearly and see the wonders of the surrounding world. Thank you, for allowing me to bring my focus back to the world of wonder that surrounds me, she wrote.
 
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