Marshwalker

By (author): John Weier

Written in the tradition of Peter Matthiessen’s classic The Wind Birds, Marshwalker: Naturalist Memoirs conveys the biological and behavioural intricacies of marsh life without dulling their romance and splendour. The memoir is a month-by-month study of a large prairie marsh with its many inhabitants. Weier’s meditative observation of birds and their cyclical existence is underscored by his own personal narrative. Marshwalker is both a book on the birds and wildlife of the marsh and a poetic exploration of the other intricacies of life. Reading the words of this earth-lover, we share his wonder at the quiet, profound beauty of the natural world.

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John Weier

John Weier, writer and violin restorer was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and grew up on a peach farm near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Since 1975, he has been Winnipeg’s resident luthier: maker of banjos, violas and violins.


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Written in the tradition of Peter Matthiessen’s classic The Wind Birds, Marshwalker: Naturalist Memoirs conveys the biological and behavioural intricacies of marsh life without dulling their romance and splendour. The memoir is a month-by-month study of a large prairie marsh with its many inhabitants. Weier’s meditative observation of birds and their cyclical existence is underscored by his own personal narrative. Marshwalker is both a book on the birds and wildlife of the marsh and a poetic exploration of the other intricacies of life. Reading the words of this earth-lover, we share his wonder at the quiet, profound beauty of the natural world.

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Dimensions:

183 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

January 16, 1998

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Turnstone Press

ISBN:

9780888012258

Book Subjects:

NATURE / Birdwatching Guides

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Language:

eng

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