Harvest: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects
Бумажная книга | Код товара 958229
Автор
Эдвард Поснетт
Издательство
Bodley Head
Язык
Английский
Год издания
2019
Количество страниц
336
Иллюстрации
Нет иллюстраций
Формат
144х222 мм
Переплет
Твердый

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A global exploration of how we harvest and exploit the natural world's bounty - from edible birds' nests to sea silk and eiderdown; a brilliant fusion of travel, nature writing and cultural history.

In a centuries-old tradition, farmers in northwestern Iceland scour remote coastal plains for the down of nesting eider ducks.

High inside a vast cave in Borneo, men perched atop rickety ladders collect swiftlets’ nests, a delicacy believed to be a cure for almost anything.

Eiderdown and edible birds’ nests: both are luxury products, ultimately destined for the super-rich. To the rest of the world these materials are mere commodities but to the harvesters they are all imbued with myth, tradition, folklore and ritual, and form part of a shared identity and history.

These objects are two of the seven natural wonders whose stories Harvest tells: eiderdown, vicuña wool, sea silk, vegetable ivory, civet coffee, guano and edible birds’ nests. Harvest follows their journey from the wildest parts of the planet, traversing Iceland, Indonesia, and Peru, to its urban centres, drawing on the voices of the gatherers, shearers and entrepreneurs who harvest, process and trade them.

Blending interviews, history and travel writing, Harvest sets these human stories against our changing economic and ecological landscape. What do they tell us about capitalism, global market forces and overharvesting? How does a local micro-economy survive in a hyper-connected world?

Harvest makes us see the world with wonder, curiosity and new concern. It is an original and magical new map of our world and its riches.

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Автор
Эдвард Поснетт
Издательство
Bodley Head
Язык
Английский
Год издания
2019
Количество страниц
336
Иллюстрации
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Формат
144х222 мм
Переплет
Твердый
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Характеристики Harvest: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects
Автор
Эдвард Поснетт
Издательство
Bodley Head
Язык
Английский
Год издания
2019
Количество страниц
336
Иллюстрации
Нет иллюстраций
Формат
144х222 мм
Переплет
Твердый
Бумага
Офсетная
ISBN
9781847923875
Тип
Бумажная