The Screaming Sky

The Screaming Sky

Hardback (14 Apr 2021)

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Synopsis

Swifts live in perpetual summer. They inhabit the air like nothing on the planet. They watched the continents shuffle to their present places and the mammals evolve. They are not ours, though we like to claim them. They defy all our categories, and present no passports as they surf the winds across the worlds. They sleep in the high thin air - their wings controlled by an alert half-brain. This is a radical new look at the common swift - a numerous but profoundly un-common bird. Foster follows the swifts throughout the world, manically, lyrically, yet scientifically. The poetry of swifts is in their facts, and this book draws deeply on the latest extraordinary discoveries.

Book information

ISBN: 9781908213846
Publisher: Little Toller Books
Imprint: Little Toller Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 598.762
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1936
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 346g
Height: 135mm
Width: 186mm
Spine width: 19mm