This is the story of the Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, and its role in human lives. To many people what makes it special is a state of mind that comes from losing yourself on, in, or near it. When Aiveen Cooper reached the Atlantic Ocean, she understood this. On foot, by canoe or on an old Dutch sailing barge, she journeyed from the Cuilcagh Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean between Kerry and Clare Heads. In places along the way, she excavated stories of the river intertwined with the story of Ireland, from eels and otters, eskers and islands, to ancient kings, myths, and monastic settlements, from Viking raids and Napoleonic fortifications, to transportation and tourism.
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Aiveen Cooper's fascination with nature led her to study zoology in Trinity College Dublin. After this she travelled and worked abroad. She started to write in 2001 when working with the Royal Irish Academy. She recently completed a Masters in Science Communication at Dublin City University. She now works with NUI Maynooth and lives in County Kildare.
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Descripción U.S.A.: Collins Pr, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. 7379 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Nº de ref. de la librería 1980C
Descripción Collins Pr, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P111848891075