By Graham Barwell
"At size did move an Albatross, / throughout the fog it got here; / as though it were a Christian soul, / We hailed it in God's name." The creation 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 trendy encounters through writers, artists, and filmmakers.
Exploring how the fowl has been celebrated in proverbs, people tales, paintings, and ceremonies, Barwell exhibits how humans surprise on the manner the albatross soars in the course of the air, masking awe-inspiring distances with little attempt due to its remarkable wingspan. He surveys the numerous techniques humans have taken to puzzling over the albatross over the last 2 hundred years—from those that committed their lives to those birds to those that hunted them for nutrients 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 sleek international, Barwell considers threats to its persisted life and its customers for the longer term. With 100 illustrations from nature, movie, and pop culture, Albatross is an soaking up examine those attractive birds.
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Albatross by Graham Barwell