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Acquainted With the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark

Dewdney, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0002006391 / ISBN 13: 9780002006392
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2004
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Fine in Fine jacket 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author pp.313 with index and bibliography. The author takes us on an hour-by-hour journey through the darkness with insight and curiosity he explores the frontiers of night as it descends on the sunset capitals of the world and seeps into the natural habitats of nocturnal creatures. A captivating portrait of the hours of darkness. clean tight copy. N° de ref. de la librería 001819

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Título: Acquainted With the Night: Excursions ...

Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition.

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Only Christopher Dewdney could mine the darkest pools of lore, legend, natural history, science, cultural history and the arts to recast the seemingly commonplace aspects of an ordinary night into a magical and exhilarating nocturnal tour.

Using an original hour-by-hour structure that follows night’s progression from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, Dewdney explores and celebrates a single representative night at each point on the clock.

· 6:00 pm: The setting sun begins Dewdney’s search todiscover the perfect sunset.

· 10:00 pm: The evening rhythms of the city hit theirstride, from the cop on the night beat to the backbeatof the clubs.

· Midnight: The hour of romance and magic.

· 3:00 am: Dewdney is wide awake at a sleep clinic.

· 5:00 am: “The desperate hour,” we enter a provocativecultural investigation of the “art of darkness.”

For all those who’ve been wondering what they’ve been missing while they sleep, Acquainted with the Night is an illuminating exploration and a terrific gift book.

About the Author:

Christopher Dewdney is one of Canada's most articulate and thoughtful cultural commentators. He has published three books of popular non-fiction, including The Immaculate Perception, which was nominated for the Governor General's Award, and Last Flesh. He also penned 11 highly acclaimed books of poetry and won first prize for poetry in the CBC Literary Competition. Fluent in several scientific disciplines, Christopher Dewdney makes his home in Toronto, where he teaches creative writing at York University.

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