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Words are eagles : selected writings on the nature & language of place /

by Day, Gregory, Published by : Upswell, (Perth, Western Australia :) , 2022 Physical details: 293 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm. ISBN:9780645247954 (paperback).
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Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Non-Fiction 508.94 DAY Available 042022
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Includes bibliographical references.

Words are Eagles collects in one place the essays of award-winning novelist and nature writer, Gregory Day. Grounded in the landscape of southwestern Victoria, and infused with the heightened sense of place and environmental literacy that have long been key to Day's work, these essays traverse landscape, language and histories. Day's attention is tuned both to beauty of the natural world, returning often to the motifs of ground and sky, ocean and owl, moth and river, and the history of place - whether lost, buried or personal. In a part a reading and celebration of the resurgent global nature writing movement, to which Day was an early contributor, this collection highlights the need for ecological care and value of Indigenous knowledge and practices. This is the kind of nature writing that gets to the heart of our urgent need for a more harmonious and regenerative relationship with the earth that sustains us.

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