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Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy free read à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB characters É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Gary Paul Nabhan Gary Paul Nabhan ↠ 6 read & download Enters the heart of the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside in order to read the landscape as one reads a sacred book slowly and with growing delight He talks with peasant farmers truffle sellers cooks and bakers all eager to share their plants seeds cooking methods and cultural insights with the American pilgrims Saint Francis has come to be a model. Some interesting tidbits sprinkled within but mostly this book bored me I wanted to try it to learn about the trail and Francis mostly I found the sections on diseases and truffles uite interesting which was a surprise but the overall feeling for the saint was not positive for me Perhaps if you are of a science person than I am you might find the species and history of say corn fascinating I just find myself trying to shake the info out of my brain

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Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy free read à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB characters É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Gary Paul Nabhan Gary Paul Nabhan ↠ 6 read & download For what it means to be human in the natural world and Nabhan takes him as a guide This journey becomes a spiritual uest as well as an ethnobotanical field trip Together with Nabhan we discover what is useful in the old ways what remains wild in the civilized world and what in ancient science has survived to make its way into contemporary cultu. I enjoyed it when he talked about St Francis I enjoyed the trips into ecology seeds and life I enjoyed being reminded of the Italian countryside I knew as a kid I even enjoyed when he talked about the connection between fava beans and malaria As a convert to Catholicism though I can t help but feel such a loss that in his focus on a man a great man admittedly but a man and such a focus on creation it self and missing so much of the creator It left me with a feeling of loss Claiming Her uest as well as an ethnobotanical field trip Together with Nabhan we discover what is Dragon ActuallyA Tale of Two Dragons useful in the old ways what remains wild in the civilized world and what in ancient science has survived to make its way into contemporary cultu. I enjoyed it when he talked about St Francis I enjoyed the trips into ecology seeds and life I enjoyed being reminded of the Italian countryside I knew as a kid I even enjoyed when he talked about the connection between fava beans and malaria As a convert to Catholicism though I can t help but feel such a loss that in his focus on a man a great man admittedly but a man and such a focus on creation it self and missing so much of the creator It left me with a feeling of loss

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Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy free read à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB characters É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Gary Paul Nabhan Gary Paul Nabhan ↠ 6 read & download After two decades in the Southwest studying plant use and cultivation by the native hunter gatherers and first farmers of the New World Gary Nabhan one of America's finest naturalists and nature writers turns his attention to the Old World walking the Franciscan Way nearly two hundred miles from Florence to Assisi Accompanied by a friend Nabhan. Nabhan comes across as a nice guy but the book not so good It has potential but it needed a good editor All attempts at conversational statements should have been omitted There s too much going on which gives rise to a vague story Maybe this should have been titled Homage to St Francis or Searching for the Wild in Italy or My Search for SelfThis is Nabhan s journey in search of direction I was hoping for about the natural history of Italy but instead I got an odd collection of info a little about St Francis several pages about the truffle market and an intro to the hunting of songbirds in Italy Mixed in was a history of maize and polenta in ItalyHere are a couple of statements I marked while I was readingpp xix xx Third order Franciscan lay brothers do not retreat to the cloister take vows of celibacy or necessarily give up their former profession rather they remain in the marketplace and seek to enrich ordinary life through the inspiration of St FrancisNabhan was in a class of novices when he decided to journey to the birthplace of St Francis in order to resolve his ambivalenceOn page 17 there s a uote from Aldo Leopold that I liked One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds Much of the damage inflicted on land is uite invisible to laymenOn p 97 I learned this about St Francis Perhaps Francis himself was a voluntary victim of hunger and herbal hallucination for we know that he suffered as well from the oozing wounds of leprosy the incessant pain of arthritis and four dozen other maladies and degenerative diseases by the time he diedAnd near the end of the book I had come to Italy looking for a fresh dynamic between culture and nature between tradition and spontaneity between civility and wildness True culture needs wildness as a reference pointGood thought


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    Gary Paul Nabhan ↠ 6 read & download EBOOK Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy As opposed to the majority of people who have read this book I found it repulsiveIt chronicles the author's self styled two weeks' long pilgrimage to the final resting place of Saint Francis of AssisiThe least problem I have with this book is that it's dull You may find it otherwise if the history of chestnut trees the origin of maize and the properties of truffles fascinate youBut let us rouse ourselves and move onMr Nabhan is

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    EBOOK Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy A 200 mile walk from Florence to Assisi follows in the footsteps of St Francis and serves as the framework for observations on Italian ecology and agriculture St Francis and the author’s life I thoroughly enjoyed the informative and well researched sections on local fruits and vegetables cultivation of truffles use of chestnuts and effect of the chestnut blight in Italy and how plants from the Americas were adopted in Italy with varying

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    EBOOK Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy Nabhan comes across as a nice guy but the book not so good It has potential but it needed a good editor All attempts at conversational statements should have been omitted There's too much going on which gives rise to a vague story Maybe this should have been titled Homage to St Francis or Searching for the Wild in Italy or My Search for Se

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    EBOOK Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy I would not give this book a high rating so I did not rate it at all primarily because what I got was not what I expected and what I

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    characters É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Gary Paul Nabhan EBOOK Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy Gary Paul Nabhan ↠ 6 read & download I had mixed feelings about this book The parts of the book I enjoyed were those concerning the impact of specific plants and animals on specific human cultures eg maize to Native Americans and to Italians; traditional uses of plants vs modern cultivation wild plantanimal variation vs species extinction and the histories of truffl

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    EBOOK Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy Some interesting tidbits sprinkled within but mostly this book bored me I wanted to try it to learn about the trail and Francis mostly I found the sections on diseases and truffles uite interesting which was a s

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    Gary Paul Nabhan ↠ 6 read & download characters É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Gary Paul Nabhan read Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy Well written but not uite what I expected I went into this book with expectations of a travelogue and nature story

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    EBOOK Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy Gary Paul Nabhan ↠ 6 read & download I enjoyed it when he talked about St Francis I enjoyed the trips into ecology seeds and life I enjoyed being reminded of the Italian countryside I knew as a kid I even enjoyed when he talked about the connection between fava beans a

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    EBOOK Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy characters É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Gary Paul Nabhan Not great writing needed a new editor but very interesting botanical info

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    EBOOK Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy This is a travel story has 3 different themes going1 The natural history of some plants from the New World that were brought back to Italy Thes

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Songbirds Truffles and Wolves An American Naturalist in Italy
  • Gary Paul Nabhan
  • English
  • 11 August 2020
  • 9780140239720