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By Graham Barwell

"At size did go an Albatross, / throughout the fog it got here; / as though it have been a Christian soul, / We hailed it in God's name." The advent of the albatross in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the traditional Mariner" is still some of the most famous references to this majestic seabird in Western tradition. In Albatross, Graham Barwell is going past Coleridge to envision the function the poultry performs within the lives of a large choice of peoples and societies, from the early perspectives of north Atlantic mariners to fashionable encounters through writers, artists, and filmmakers.

Exploring how the chook has been celebrated in proverbs, folks tales, artwork, and ceremonies, Barwell indicates how humans surprise on the manner the albatross soars during the air, overlaying awe-inspiring distances with little attempt because of its awesome wingspan. He surveys the numerous ways humans have taken to pondering the albatross over the last 2 hundred years—from those that committed their lives to those birds to people who hunted them for nutrients and sport—and discusses its position within the human mind's eye. Concluding with a mirrored image at the bird's altering value within the smooth global, Barwell considers threats to its endured lifestyles and its customers for the longer term. With 100 illustrations from nature, movie, and pop culture, Albatross is an soaking up examine those appealing birds.

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"At size did go an Albatross, / in the course of the fog it got here; / as though it were a Christian soul, / We hailed it in God's identify. " The creation of the albatross in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the traditional Mariner" continues to be some of the most famous references to this majestic seabird in Western tradition.

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Peter Lang, Bern. 8. , 1983 - Renzo Videsott e Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso. Scritti scelti e riproposti dalla figlia Cecilia. Lions Club Alto Canavese, Torino. com Abstract: Governments and local communities throughout Europe (and the rest of the world) are losing interest in conserving and defending Nature. The economic deregulation of recent years, which has been a characteristic of Western Europe and the USA, is jeopardizing our last natural reserves, national and regional parks also. To overcome this negative trend, a massive new effort is needed by the Scientific Community, institutions and universities in the forefront of conservation.

La première association nationale, Les Réserves Ornithologiques de Belgique a été créée en 1951; elle se développera rapidement et deviendra en 1972 41 Part I – Proeminent pioneers of nature conservation l’association de protection de la nature la plus importante du pays et s’intitulera désormais les Réserves Naturelles et Ornithologiques de Belgique (RNOB). En 1986, suite au processus de régionalisation et de fédéralisation de l’Etat belge, l’association nationale se scindera en deux branches distinctes: la branche francophone qui deviendra Natagora après sa fusion avec la Société d’Etudes ornithologiques Aves (fondée en 1953), et la branche néerlandophone, qui s’intitulera Natuurpunt.

Trois autres volumes et quatre cents autres planches de mêmes dimensions étaient prévus pour couvrir l’ensemble du territoire. Malheureusement, le coût élevé de tels documents et la situation précaire de l’après-guerre ne 33 Part I – Proeminent pioneers of nature conservation permirent pas leur réalisation. Les deux premiers volumes constituent néanmoins une source d’informations particulièrement intéressantes concernant la vie rurale de l’époque car elles nous fournissent un «état des lieux» précis d’une partie de la Belgique qui, quelques années plus tard, allait subir des modifications brutales (inondations et pilonnages lors de la Grande Guerre, pollution ou disparition d’espaces verts liées au développement industriel et à l’urbanisation concomitante).

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