The companion volume to his popular Notes on Fishing, Notes of a Provincial Wildfowler is Sergei Timofeevich Aksakov's guide to the bird species of his native Russia. Notes of a Provincial Wildfowler is filled with precise descriptions of the various game that it treats: detailed accounts of the behavior of birds, observations on their life cycles, and lyrical discourses on the habitats - marsh, water, and forest - that comprise the Russian steppe. Offering a rich multitude of viewpoints philosophical, literary, linguistic, ethnographic, and environmental - Notes of a Provincial Wildfowler will appeal to a wide audience of readers, from birders to historians to those who relish fine literature.
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Published July 22, 1998
by Northwestern University Press.
Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math.