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Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell (urspr publ 2023; utgåvan 2023)

av Sy Montgomery (Författare)

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National Book Award finalist for The Soul of an Octopus and New York Times bestseller Sy Montgomery turns her journalistic curiosity to the wonder and wisdom of our long-lived cohabitants??turtles??and through their stories of hope and rescue, reveals to us astonishing new perspectives on time and healing.

When acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery and wildlife artist Matt Patterson arrive at Turtle Rescue League, they are greeted by hundreds of turtles recovering from injury and illness. Endangered by cars and highways, pollution and poachers, these turtles??with wounds so severe that even veterinarians would have dismissed them as fatal??are given a second chance at life. The League's founders, Natasha and Alexxia, live by one motto: Never give up on a turtle.

But why turtles? What is it about them that inspires such devotion? Ancient and unhurried, long-lived and majestic, their lineage stretches back to the time of the dinosaurs. Some live to two hundred years, or longer. Others spend months buried under cold winter water. Montgomery turns to these little understood yet endlessly surprising creatures to probe the eternal question: How can we make peace with our time?

In pursuit of the answer, Sy and Matt immerse themselves in the delicate work of protecting turtle nests, incubating eggs, rescuing sea turtles, and releasing hatchlings to their homes in the wild. We follow the snapping turtle Fire Chief on his astonishing journey as he battles against injuries incurred by a truck.

Hopeful and optimistic, Of Time and Turtles is an antidote to the instability of our frenzied world. Elegantly blending science, memoir, philosophy, and drawing on cultures from across the globe, this compassionate portrait of injured turtles and their determined rescuers invites us all to slow down and slip into turtle time.

  • Perfect gift for nature lovers.
  • Read more books by Sy Montgomery such as How to Be a Good Creature and The Soul of an Octopus.
  • Don't miss The Book of Turtles for children
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    Titel:Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell
    Författare:Sy Montgomery (Författare)
    Info:Mariner Books (2023), Edition: First Edition, 304 pages
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    Of Time and Turtles: Mending a Stalled and Broken World, Shell by Shattered Shell av Sy Montgomery (2023)

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    Basically, a pretty sad book. Sy Montgomery writes so well. ( )
      37143Birnbaum | Feb 26, 2024 |
    She has done it again. Sy Montgomery knows how to get INTO a topic concerning our creature fellows in this world ---and why not add an investigation into turtles to her long list of books. I had no idea how much there was to know about turtles but adding the personal stories of those who are deeply involved in protecting them, altong with the personal stories of specific turtles--this book provides an amazing exploration for the reader. Now, I think she and Matt, her fellow "turlte expert/explorer" who lives nearby, will both be unable to ever release this turtle topic. ( )
      nyiper | Feb 12, 2024 |
    In early 2020, just as COVID-19 began to emerge, Sy Montgomery and her friend, Matt, began working with turtles. In Of Time and Turtles, Montgomery documents her journey with the Turtle Rescue League and through the global pandemic with some political and social commentary on the side. Readers who enjoyed Montgomery’s earlier work need to have some patience with this one as it meanders, but if you’re looking for a book about turtles, rescue leagues, and the human condition in the early 2020s look no further. ( )
      Hccpsk | Jan 9, 2024 |
    Lovely book! Beautiful cover! I really like Sy Montgomery's writing. This is entertaining, informative and thought provoking. ( )
      njcur | Dec 8, 2023 |
    I liked this one better and also a little less than her soul of an octopus book...I love the treatment of turtles here, they are truly cared for and marveled at. I liked less the frequent religious references, and the pandemic is a large part of this book. That's not always a bad thing, but you can't get away from it here. Turtles are awesome. ( )
      KallieGrace | Oct 24, 2023 |
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    Nature. Science. Nonfiction. HTML:

    National Book Award finalist for The Soul of an Octopus and New York Times bestseller Sy Montgomery turns her journalistic curiosity to the wonder and wisdom of our long-lived cohabitants??turtles??and through their stories of hope and rescue, reveals to us astonishing new perspectives on time and healing.

    When acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery and wildlife artist Matt Patterson arrive at Turtle Rescue League, they are greeted by hundreds of turtles recovering from injury and illness. Endangered by cars and highways, pollution and poachers, these turtles??with wounds so severe that even veterinarians would have dismissed them as fatal??are given a second chance at life. The League's founders, Natasha and Alexxia, live by one motto: Never give up on a turtle.

    But why turtles? What is it about them that inspires such devotion? Ancient and unhurried, long-lived and majestic, their lineage stretches back to the time of the dinosaurs. Some live to two hundred years, or longer. Others spend months buried under cold winter water. Montgomery turns to these little understood yet endlessly surprising creatures to probe the eternal question: How can we make peace with our time?

    In pursuit of the answer, Sy and Matt immerse themselves in the delicate work of protecting turtle nests, incubating eggs, rescuing sea turtles, and releasing hatchlings to their homes in the wild. We follow the snapping turtle Fire Chief on his astonishing journey as he battles against injuries incurred by a truck.

    Hopeful and optimistic, Of Time and Turtles is an antidote to the instability of our frenzied world. Elegantly blending science, memoir, philosophy, and drawing on cultures from across the globe, this compassionate portrait of injured turtles and their determined rescuers invites us all to slow down and slip into turtle time.

    Perfect gift for nature lovers. Read more books by Sy Montgomery such as How to Be a Good Creature and The Soul of an Octopus. Don't miss The Book of Turtles for children

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