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The snow geese : a story of home

Author: William Fiennes
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 2003 Random House Trade Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Every spring, millions of geese embark on an arduous three-thousand-mile migration from their winter quarters in the southern United States to their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic. One year William Fiennes decided to go with them. Intrigued by what he'd read about the birds' amazing annual journey, Fiennes was also desperate to emerge from a period of illness and from the belief that, at age twenty-six, his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: William Fiennes; William Fiennes
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Fiennes
OCLC Number: 1151243012
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages : map)
Contents: 1. The snow goose --
2. Austin --
3. Greyhound --
4. Sand Lake --
5. Riding Mountain --
6. Muskeg express --
7. Churchill --
8. Foxe land.
Responsibility: William Fiennes.

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Every spring, millions of geese embark on an arduous three-thousand-mile migration from their winter quarters in the southern United States to their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic. One year William Fiennes decided to go with them. Intrigued by what he'd read about the birds' amazing annual journey, Fiennes was also desperate to emerge from a period of illness and from the belief that, at age twenty-six, his life had ground to a halt. The story of his voyage turns out to be about a great deal more than geese. A blend of memoir, natural history, and travel writing, The Snow Geese is also about homecoming: the birds on their long homeward journey north, the romance of homecomings, the urge to leave home and the even stronger need to return. The arc of Fiennes's extraordinary adventure is the backbone of a narrative rich in meditations on philosophy and natural science, and deeply perceptive in its descriptions of both physical and emotional travel.

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