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The Mara crossing, Ruth Padel

Label
The Mara crossing
Title
The Mara crossing
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Padel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of poems by Ruth Padel, 'The Mara Crossing' offers a unique perspective on migration and immigration.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1946-
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Padel, Ruth
Dewey number
821.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6066.A2739
LC item number
M3 2012
Literary form
poetry
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  • Animal migration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Literature
  • Literary studies: poetry & poets
  • Poetry by individual poets
Summary expansion
Home is where you start from, but where is a swallow's real home? And what does 'native' mean if the English oak is an immigrant from Spain?In ninety richly varied poems and illuminating prose interludes, Ruth Padel's original new book weaves science, myth, wild nature and human history to conjure a world created and sustained by migration. 'We're all from somewhere else,' she begins, tracing the millennia-old journeys of cells, trees, birds and beasts. Geese battle raging winds over Mount Everest, lemurs skim precipices in Madagascar and wildebeest, at the climax of their epic trek from Tanzania, brave a river filled with the largest, hungriest crocodiles in Africa. Human migration has shaped civilisation but today is one of the greatest challenges the world faces. In a series of incisive portraits, Padel turns to the struggles of human displacement - the Flight into Egypt, John James Audubon emigrating to America (feeding migrant birds en route), migrant workers in Mumbai and refugees labouring over a drastically changing planet - to show how the purpose of migration, for both humans and animals, is survival.Poignant, thought-provoking and utterly compelling, here is a magnificent tapestry of life on the move from the acclaimed author of Darwin: A Life in Poems
Label
The Mara crossing, Ruth Padel
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Publication
Control code
BDZ0012888287
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780701185558
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The Mara crossing, Ruth Padel
Publication
Control code
BDZ0012888287
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
254 p.
Isbn
9780701185558
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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