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Title: Dancing on the Shore: A Celebration of Life at Annapolis Basin.
Description: Toronto, Douglas Gibson / McClelland and Stewart. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0771042027) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: G. Brender a Brandis. 219 pp, 8 3/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "As (Horwood) describes the land around his home the beauty of his prose is breathtaking, whether he is writing about finches, stars, vegetables, seaweed, beech trees, ponds, garter snakes, or squirrels hiding cookies all over the house. No city-dweller will be able to read this book without a sigh of envy at the life the author and his family have created in 'one of the truly magical places on the earth'. But (it) is much more than just a book about nature described by an expert. For Harold Horwood's detailed observations lead on to a more philosophical plane. The discovery of earthworms knotted to preserve moisture causes him to speculate on DNA and how worms 'remember'. A description of blue herons fencing in a courtship battle, where their razor-sharp bills inflict no damage, leads to the subject of war. These and similar themes are provocative, challenging, and so powerfully written that (his) message has already reduced some audiences to tears." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light rubbing, light wrinkling - mianly at top/bottom of spine a flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: Natural History, Nova Scotia, Annapolis Basin, Philosophy of Nature, Water, Birds, Sky, Stars, Reptiles, Amphibians, Evolution, Hawks, Hunters, Finches, Life, Universe, Gray Seals, Squirrels, Shorebirds, Wild Flowers. 0771042027 G. Brender a Brandis.

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 28284

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