Homing On Pigeons, Dwellings and Why We Return by Jon Day 9781473635388

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller wordery (1,513,718) 99.9%, Location: Norwich, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 312641854553 Homing On Pigeons, Dwellings and Why We Return by Jon Day 9781473635388 (Hardback, 2019) DeliveryUK delivery is within 3 to 5 working days.International delivery varies by country, please see the Wordery store help page for details.Product detailsFormat:HardbackLanguage of text:EnglishIsbn-13:9781473635388, 978-1473635388Author:Jon DayPublisher:Hodder & Stoughton General DivisionImprint:John Murray Publishers LtdPublication date:2019-06-11Pages:272Product dimensions:143mm (w) x 217mm (h) x 26mm (d)Overview'Big-hearted and quietly gripping' Guardian 'I love Jon Day's writing and his birds. A marvellous, soaring account' Olivia Laing '[A] beautiful book about unbeautiful birds' Observer 'This is nature writing at its best' Financial Times 'Every page of this beautifully written book brought me pleasure' Charlotte Higgins 'A vivid evocation of a remarkable species and a rich working-class tradition. It's also a charming defence of a much-maligned bird, which will make any reader look at our cooing, waddling, junk-food-loving feathered friends very differently in future' Daily Mail 'Endlessly interesting and dazzlingly erudite, this wonderful book will make a home for itself in your heart' Prospect As a boy, Jon Day was fascinated by pigeons, which he used to rescue from the streets of London. Twenty years later he moved away from the city centre to the suburbs to start a family. But in moving house, he began to lose a sense of what it meant to feel at home. Returning to his childhood obsession with the birds, he built a coop in his garden and joined a local pigeon racing club. Over the next few years, as he made a home with his young family in Leyton, he learned to train and race his pigeons, hoping that they might teach him to feel homed. Having lived closely with humans for tens of thousands of years, pigeons have become powerful symbols of peace and domesticity. But they are also much-maligned, and nowadays most people think of these birds, if they do so at all, as vermin. A book about the overlooked beauty of this species, and about what it means to dwell, Homing delves into the curious world of pigeon fancying, explores the scientific mysteries of animal homing, and traces the cultural, political and philosophical meanings of home. It is a book about the making of home and making for home: a book about why we return.About WorderyWordery is one of the UK's largest online booksellers. With millions of satisfied customers who enjoy low prices on a huge range of books, we offer a reliable and trusted service and consistently receive excellent feedback.We offer a huge range of over 8 million books; bestsellers, children's books, cheap paperbacks, baby books, special edition hardbacks, and textbooks. All our books are dispatched from the UK. Wordery offers Free Delivery on all UK orders, and competitively priced international delivery.#HappyReading Why should you use Wordery Detailed product descriptions Secure payment via PayPal 100% genuine, brand new products Wordery don't sell used products or counterfeits - ever! Proven customer service excellence 30 days return policy Competitive prices We leave feedback first Homing On Pigeons, Dwellings and Why We Return by Jon Day 9781473635388 (Hardback, 2019) Delivery UK delivery is within 3 to 5 working days.International delivery varies by country, please see the Wordery store help page for details. Product details Format:Hardback Language of text:English Isbn-13:9781473635388, 978-1473635388 Author:Jon Day Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton General Division Imprint:John Murray Publishers Ltd Publication date:2019-06-11 Pages:272 Product dimensions:143mm (w) x 217mm (h) x 26mm (d) Overview 'Big-hearted and quietly gripping' Guardian 'I love Jon Day's writing and his birds. A marvellous, soaring account' Olivia Laing '[A] beautiful book about unbeautiful birds' Observer 'This is nature writing at its best' Financial Times 'Every page of this beautifully written book brought me pleasure' Charlotte Higgins 'A vivid evocation of a remarkable species and a rich working-class tradition. It's also a charming defence of a much-maligned bird, which will make any reader look at our cooing, waddling, junk-food-loving feathered friends very differently in future' Daily Mail 'Endlessly interesting and dazzlingly erudite, this wonderful book will make a home for itself in your heart' Prospect As a boy, Jon Day was fascinated by pigeons, which he used to rescue from the streets of London. Twenty years later he moved away from the city centre to the suburbs to start a family. But in moving house, he began to lose a sense of what it meant to feel at home. Returning to his childhood obsession with the birds, he built a coop in his garden and joined a local pigeon racing club. Over the next few years, as he made a home with his young family in Leyton, he learned to train and race his pigeons, hoping that they might teach him to feel homed. Having lived closely with humans for tens of thousands of years, pigeons have become powerful symbols of peace and domesticity. But they are also much-maligned, and nowadays most people think of these birds, if they do so at all, as vermin. A book about the overlooked beauty of this species, and about what it means to dwell, Homing delves into the curious world of pigeon fancying, explores the scientific mysteries of animal homing, and traces the cultural, political and philosophical meanings of home. It is a book about the making of home and making for home: a book about why we return. About Wordery Wordery is one of the UK's largest online booksellers. With millions of satisfied customers who enjoy low prices on a huge range of books, we offer a reliable and trusted service and consistently receive excellent feedback.We offer a huge range of over 8 million books; bestsellers, children's books, cheap paperbacks, baby books, special edition hardbacks, and textbooks. All our books are dispatched from the UK. Wordery offers Free Delivery on all UK orders, and competitively priced international delivery.#HappyReading Format: Hardback, Author: Jon Day, Language: English, Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd, Series: N/A, Publication Country: GB, Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom, Title: Homing, ISBN-10: N/A, Edition: N/A, Pagination: 272, Width: 143mm, Height: 217mm, Depth: 26mm, Weight: 386g, Publication Year: 2019, Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division, Modified Item: No, Special Attributes: N/A, Type: N/A, Topic: N/A, Era: N/A

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