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World of wonders : in praise of fireflies, whale sharks, and other astonishments

Author: Aimee Nezhukumatathil; Fumi Mini Nakamura
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction--a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us"--
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nezhukumatathil, Aimee,
World of wonders
Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2020.
(DLC) 2020010523
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aimee Nezhukumatathil; Fumi Mini Nakamura
ISBN: 1571313656 9781571313652
OCLC Number: 1139145954
Description: 165 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Catalpa tree --
Firefly --
Peacock --
Comb jelly --
Touch-me-nots --
Cactus Wren --
Narwhal --
Axolotl --
Dancing frog --
Vampire squid --
Monsoon --
Corpse flower --
Bonnet macaque --
Calendars Poetica --
Whale shark --
Potoo --
Cara Cara orange --
Octopus --
Grey cockatiel --
Dragon fruit --
Flamingo --
Ribbon eel --
Questions while searching for birds with my half-white sons, aged six and nine, National Audubon Bird Count Day, Oxford, MS --
Superb Bird of Paradise --
Red-spotted newt --
Southern Cassowary --
Monarch butterfly --
Firefly (redux).
Responsibility: Aimee Nezhukumatathil ; with illustrations by Fumi Mini Nakamura.

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