Landfilll: Notes on Gull Watching and Trash Picking in the Anthropocene
by Tim Dee Author
Tim Dee, radio producer, television broadcaster, and acclaimed author brings you the original and compelling story of how we have learned about the natural world, named and catalogued it, and then colonized it, planted it, or filled it with our junk. Over the past hundred years, gulls have been brought ashore by modernity and in many ways they live as we do, walking the built-up world and grabbing a bite where they can. While most other birds have gone in the opposite direction, hiding away from us, some vanishing forever, gulls continue to tell us how the wild can share our world. They now live not only on the coasts but in our slipstream following trawlers, barges, and garbage trucks, living their wild lives among us in towns and cities. They are too big for the world they have entered; their story is our story too. Landfill is the nature book for our times, groundbreaking and genre-bending, it kicks beneath the littered surface of things to discover stranger truths.
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