By Graham Barwell
"At size did pass an Albatross, / during the fog it got here; / as though it were a Christian soul, / We hailed it in God's name." The advent of the albatross in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the traditional Mariner" is still some of the most recognized references to this majestic seabird in Western tradition. In Albatross, Graham Barwell is going past Coleridge to ascertain the function the chicken performs within the lives of a large choice of peoples and societies, from the early perspectives of north Atlantic mariners to trendy encounters by means of writers, artists, and filmmakers.
Exploring how the fowl has been celebrated in proverbs, folks tales, paintings, and ceremonies, Barwell exhibits how humans wonder on the approach the albatross soars throughout the air, masking awe-inspiring distances with little attempt because of its amazing wingspan. He surveys the numerous methods humans have taken to brooding about the albatross over the last 200 years—from those that dedicated their lives to those birds to people who hunted them for nutrition and sport—and discusses its position within the human mind's eye. Concluding with a mirrored image at the bird's altering importance within the glossy international, Barwell considers threats to its endured 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