Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South: Ecological Landscapes of the South

Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South: Ecological Landscapes of the South

Jack Temple Kirby


the yank South is usually hotter, wetter, weedier, snakier, and extra insect infested and illness providers than different areas of the rustic. it's captivating to the scientifically and poetically minded alike. With Mockingbird Song, Jack Temple Kirby bargains a private and passionate recounting of the centuries-old human-nature dating within the South. showing violent cycles of progress, abandonment, dereliction, resettlement, and reconfiguration, this courting, Kirby indicates, has the occasionally melodious, occasionally cacophonous vocalizations of the region's emblematic avian, the mockingbird.

In a story voice marked by means of the intimacy and exuberance of a storyteller, Kirby explores the entire South's peoples and their landscapes--how people have used, yielded, or manipulated various environments and the way they've got taken care of forests, water, and animals. mentioning historical past, literature, and cinematic portrayals alongside the way in which, Kirby additionally relates how southerners have thought of their a part of Earth--as a resource of either sustenance and delight.

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