The Art of Flight

The Art of Flight

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2017
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Synopsis

'Although there is much in this world that is incomprehensible, you can nevertheless discover a meaning as long as you have managed to limit your field of search.'

Fredrik Sjöberg - collector, romantic, explorer - spends his life tracing the smallest details of the natural world. In these two beautifully wrought tales he meditates on the joy of little things, childhood memories, long-forgotten Swedish entomologists, earthworms, wine-making, the National Parks of the United States, the richness of life and the strange paths it leads us on.

'Digressive, discursive and delightful' Daily Telegraph

'A joy . . . Fredrik Sjöberg's best-selling memoir The Fly Trap marked him as a maestro of the episodic. Here, he completes a trilogy' Nature

'Thoroughly entertaining, beguilingly uncategorizable ... By his own admission Sjöberg has a "butterfly mind" ... What insures this approach against triviality is the author's patient alertness to pattern, to telling correspondence' Nat Segnit, The Times Literary Supplement

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141980317
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 442g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm

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