Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South

Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South

Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South [Read] ➲ Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South Author Jack Temple Kirby – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The American South is generally warmer, wetter, weedier, snakier, and insect infested and disease prone than other regions of the country It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded ali The American South is generally warmer, Ecological Landscapes MOBI ò wetter, weedier, snakier, and insect infested and disease prone than other regions of the country It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded alike With Mockingbird Song, Jack Temple Kirby offers a personal and passionate recounting of the centuries old human nature relationship in the South Exhibiting violent cycles of growth, abandonment, dereliction, resettlement, and reconfiguration, this relationship, Kirby suggests, has the sometimes melodious, sometimes cacophonous Mockingbird Song: MOBI :Ú vocalizations of the region s emblematic avian, the mockingbirdIn a narrative voice marked by the intimacy and enthusiasm of a storyteller, Kirby explores all of the South s peoples and their landscapes how humans have used, yielded, or manipulated varying environments and how they have treated forests, water, and animals Citing history, literature, and cinematic portrayals along the way, Kirby also relates how southerners have thought about their part of Earth as a source Song: Ecological Landscapes MOBI ð of both sustenance and delightThe American South is generally warmer, wetter, weedier, snakier, and insect infested and disease prone than other regions of the country It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded alike With Mockingbird Song, Jack Temple Kirby offers a personal and passionate recounting of the centuries old human nature relationship in the South Exhibiting violent cycles of growth, abandonment, dereliction, resettlement, and reconfiguration, this relationship, Kirby suggests, has the sometimes melodious, sometimes cacophonous vocalizations of the region s emblematic avian, the mockingbirdIn a narrative voice marked by the intimacy and enthusiasm of a storyteller, Kirby explores all of the South s peoples and their landscapes how humans have used, yielded, or manipulated varying environments and how they have treated forests, water, and animals Citing history, literature, and cinematic portrayals along the way, Kirby also relates how southerners have thought about their part of Earth as a source of both sustenance and delight.


10 thoughts on “Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South

  1. Samuel Samuel says:

    C Vann Woodward mid twentieth century historian of the South states He was never termed an environmental historian and yet his Origins of the New South 1951 made it quite clear that after the Civil War, distant bankers exploited landlords, who exploited sharecroppers, who had only the soil to exploit xvi Woodward said that the South mockingbirds may seem bizarre and exotic compared to New England parakeets but compared to avians of the , the southern mockingbird is muted, gray C Vann Woodward mid twentieth century historian of the South states He was never termed an environmental historian and yet his Origins of the New South 1951 made it quite clear that after the Civil War, distant bankers exploited landlords, who exploited sharecroppers, who had only the soil to exploit xvi Woodward said that the South mockingbirds may seem bizarre and exotic compared to New England parakeets but compared to avians of the , the southern mockingbird is muted, gray and unexciting x Kirby goes on to demonstrate how the homocentric view of the mockingbirds in To Kill a Mockingbird 1960 is false mockingbirds don t sing for humans, but they are in fact rather indifferent to humans.Most of the American South is hot, humid, and well watered most every year There has been a lot of drastic changes in landscape, and it only had an extremely brief experience with densely built landscapes and the urban life.Nature s own violent agency not just periodic hurricane and earthquake but also steadier phenomena such as humidity, temperature, altitude, morphology and cover, the mal function of wetlands, and the meanderings of rivers xiv This book may be categorized as environmental history, cultural landscape studies, and fiction film history xviii.Prologue An Orientation Mostly Along St Johns River Florida Marjorie K Rawlings The Yearling 1938 set in 1871 human effort is often foiled by nature 6 Hurricane warning system 1898 Pres McKinley Hurricane Katrina 2005, still technology, expertise, and managerial hubris cannot control nature s furies 8 Alligators, snakes, apples and parakeets, oranges and trout and other ecological anecdotes.Ch 1 Original Civilizations 1,000 of years of extensive intensive mgmt by natives widowed not virgin land 74.Ch 2 Plantation TraditionsCh 3 Commoners and the CommonCh 4 Matanzas and MasteryCh 5 Enchantment and EquilibriumCh 6 Cities of ClayEpilogue Postmodern Landscapes The American South is generally warmer, wetter, weedier, snakier, andinsect infested and disease prone than other regions of the country It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded alike With Mockingbird Song, Jack Temple Kirby offers a personal and passionate recounting of the centuries old human nature relationship in the South Exhibiting violent cycles of growth, abandonment, dereliction, resettlement, and reconfiguration, this relationship, Kirby suggests, has the sometimes melodious, sometimes cacophonous vocalizations of the region s emblematic avian, the mockingbird.In a narrative voice marked by the intimacy and enthusiasm of a storyteller, Kirby explores all of the South s peoples and their landscapes how humans have used, yielded, or manipulated varying environments and how they have treated forests, water, and animals Citing history, literature, and cinematic portrayals along the way, Kirby also relates how southerners have thought about their part of Earth as a source of both sustenance and delight


  2. Nicolette Nicolette says:

    The book moved like an amoeba over the Southern landscape, first in Florida, then to Mississippi with sojourns in Maryland and the Midwest It seamlessly interwove southern literature, social history, and environmental history The use of literature provided poignant and vivid examples of the people of the south, but relying so heavily on these characters provided a caricature of southerners rather than aholistic understanding of their culture and history The book also included a few inco The book moved like an amoeba over the Southern landscape, first in Florida, then to Mississippi with sojourns in Maryland and the Midwest It seamlessly interwove southern literature, social history, and environmental history The use of literature provided poignant and vivid examples of the people of the south, but relying so heavily on these characters provided a caricature of southerners rather than aholistic understanding of their culture and history The book also included a few incorrect or suspicious ecological facts For example, the author referred to alligators as amphibians, but they are reptiles The author also made white throated sparrows seem quite rare in the south, but I m looking at two right now on my bird feeder Overall, the book provided broad, but shallow coverage of the environmental history of the Southern United States


  3. Nathan Nathan says:

    An enticing subject ecological criticism of the Southern U.S.in media and history is quickly smothered by overreaching ambition and a lack of thoroughness Kirby corrals an impressive and enjoyable body of Southern themed media, from Gone With the Wind to O Brother, Where Art Thou , but fails to connect them adequately to his theme of ecology He does succeed in other case studies such as The Yearling both book and film , and this is when the book is at its best These studies aren t b An enticing subject ecological criticism of the Southern U.S.in media and history is quickly smothered by overreaching ambition and a lack of thoroughness Kirby corrals an impressive and enjoyable body of Southern themed media, from Gone With the Wind to O Brother, Where Art Thou , but fails to connect them adequately to his theme of ecology He does succeed in other case studies such as The Yearling both book and film , and this is when the book is at its best These studies aren t brought into context with each other, and the book feels unfinished A good start, a poor finish, a concept that deserves further study


  4. Pointer Pointer says:

    An award winning environmental history of the American South


  5. Crystal Crystal says:

    Provocative, but unfocused and shallow One expectsfrom a senior scholar SOS.


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