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Natural History & Environment - Published: 1/Aug/2017 - ISBN: 9780008133689
From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. Philip Hoare goes in pursuit of human and animal stories of the sea. Along the way, he encounters drowned poets and eccentric artists, modernist writers and era-defining performers, people enchanted or driven to despair by the water, wild utopians and national heroes. Out of the storm-clouds of the twenty-first century these stories reach back into the past and forward into the future. Hoare writes enigmatically of the shape-shifting world that has never been certain, caught between the natural and unnatural, where the state between human and animal is blurred.
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