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Wolves and Honey: A Hidden History of the Natural World Susan Brind Morrow

Wolves and Honey: A Hidden History of the Natural World

Susan Brind Morrow

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ISBN : 9780547561721
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144 pages
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Susan Brind Morrow brings her singular sensibility as a classicist and linguist to this strikingly original reflection on the fine but resilient threads that bind humans to the natural world. Anchored in the emblematic experiences of a trapper and aMoreSusan Brind Morrow brings her singular sensibility as a classicist and linguist to this strikingly original reflection on the fine but resilient threads that bind humans to the natural world. Anchored in the emblematic experiences of a trapper and a beekeeper, Wolves and Honey explores the implications of their very different relationships to the natural world, while illuminating Morrows own poignant experience of the lives and tragic deaths of these men who deeply influenced her.Ultimately for Morrow these two -- the tracker and trapper of wolves, the keeper of bees -- are a touchstone for a memoir of the land itself, the rich soil of the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York. From the ancient myth of the Tree of Life to the mysterious reappearance of wolves in the New York wilderness, from the inner life of the word nectar, whose Greek root (that which overcomes death) reveals our most fundamental experience of wonder, to the surprising links between the physics of light and the chemistry of sweetness, Morrows richly evocative writing traces startling historical, scientific, and metaphorical resonances.Wolves and Honey, attuned to the connections among various realms of culture and nature, time and language, jolts us into thinking anew about our sometimes neglected but always profound relationship to the natural world.