• Vols au crépuscule se présente comme un recueil d'essais entre souvenirs personnels, pensées intimes et descriptions naturalistes de la faune et de la flore. Dans une prose poétique et délicate, mais aussi souvent drôle et espiègle, Helen Macdonald traite d'une grande variété de sujets, de la migration des oiseaux au-dessus des gratte-ciel de New York à sa rencontre inattendue avec un sanglier, en passant par l'étude de la vie nocturne d'une forêt anglaise et le souvenir encore vif d'un terrain vague de son enfance et de l'écosystème fascinant qui s'y déployait. Prenant pour appui la vie sauvage, elle analyse le rapport entre la captivité et la liberté, la nature et le sacré, l'immigration humaine et les migrations aviaires. Elle nous invite également à partager ses plus inoubliables expériences : observer les nids, partir sur les traces d'oiseaux rares, contempler la beauté d'une éclipse totale...
    Pétris d'un profond engagement écologiste, ces essais témoignent aussi d'une méditation plus large sur la mémoire, l'amour, la perte, l'espoir et la façon dont nous tâchons de trouver un sens au monde qui nous entoure. Dotée d'une écriture précise et lumineuse, Helen Macdonald parvient à transmettre avec passion son goût pour l'observation, nous offrant un livre généreux, captivant et fondamental.

  • Enfant, Helen rêvait d'être fauconnier. Elle nourrit des années durant son rêve par la lecture.
    Devenue adulte, elle va avoir l'occasion de le réaliser. De manière brutale et inattendue, son père, journaliste qui a marqué profondément sa vision du monde, s'effondre un matin dans la rue.
    Terrassée par le chagrin, passant par toutes les phases du deuil, le déni, la colère, la tristesse, Helen va entreprendre un long voyage physique et métaphysique. Elle va acheter pour huit cents livres un autour de huit semaines, le plus sauvage de son espèce, Mabel. Réputé impossible à apprivoiser. Elle va s'isoler du monde, de la ville, des hommes. Et emprunter un chemin étonnant.
    Apprivoiser le temps. La patience. Se reconnecter à son corps ; aiguiser ses sens. Se donner complètement. Retrouver ce lien viscéral, inscrit en chacun de nous, à la nature.
    Se retrouver. Voire se trouver. Enfin.
    M pour Mabel est tout cela et bien plus encore. Il transcende tous les genres, les frontières, les individualités. Et résonnera en vous longtemps.
    En décembre 2016,
    M pour Mabel
    a reçu le prix du Meilleur Livre étranger.

  • Faucons

    Helen Macdonald

    Les faucons sont les animaux les plus rapides du monde. Sujets de fascination depuis des millénaires, ils comptent parmi les plus beaux et les plus envoûtants prédateurs du règne animal. Dieux ou compagnons de chasse, icônes de la protection des espèces ou armes de guerre, les rôles que nous leur attribuons jettent un éclairage nouveau sur les cultures qu'ils ont traversées de leur vol. Dans cet ouvrage, Helen Macdonald explore les mythes et légendes des faucons, la passion pour la fauconnerie, l'histoire naturelle de l'espèce, et bien plus. Magnifiquement illustré et foisonnant d'informations, Faucon est un guide indispensable pour découvrir cet animal fascinant.

  • THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
    **WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR**
    **WINNER OF THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION**As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was struck deeply by grief, she became obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She bought Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and took her home to Cambridge, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals. H is for Hawk is an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald's struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk's taming and her own untaming. This is a book about memory, nature and nation, and how it might be possible to reconcile death with life and love.

  • Destined to be a classic of nature writing, the story of how one woman trained a goshawk. As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T. H. White’s tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White’s struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel for £800 on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals. H is for Hawk is a record of a spiritual journey--an unflinchingly honest account of Macdonald’s struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk’s taming and her own untaming. At the same time, it’s a kaleidoscopic biography of the brilliant and troubled novelist T. H. White, best known for The Once and Future King. It’s a book about memory, nature and nation, and how it might be possible to try to reconcile death with life and love. As John Vaillant’s The Tiger depicted the dangerous collision of people and nature, H is for Hawk evokes our deepest longings for something wild. With stunning language that that resonates long after the book’s conclusion, H is for Hawk is destined to be a classic of nature writing.

  • Nutrition and Metabolism Second Edition Edited by Susan A Lanham-New, Ian A Macdonald and Helen M Roche EditionIn this second edition of the second title in the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook Series, Nutrition and Metabolism has been revised and updated to meet the needs of the contemporary student. Groundbreaking in their scope and approach, the titles in the series: Provide students with the required scientific basics of nutrition in the context of a systems and health approach Enable teachers and students to explore the core principles of nutrition, to apply these throughout their training, and to foster critical thinking at all times. Throughout, key areas of knowledge are identified Are fully peer-reviewed, to ensure completeness and clarity of content, as well as to ensure that each book takes a global perspective Nutrition and Metabolism is an essential purchase for students of nutrition and dietetics, and also for those students who major in other subjects that have a nutrition component, such as food science, medicine, pharmacy and nursing. Professionals in nutrition, dietetics, food science, medicine, health sciences and many related areas will also find much of great value within its covers.

  • Nutrition and Metabolism Second Edition Edited by Susan A Lanham-New, Ian A Macdonald and Helen M Roche EditionIn this second edition of the second title in the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook Series, Nutrition and Metabolism has been revised and updated to meet the needs of the contemporary student. Groundbreaking in their scope and approach, the titles in the series: Provide students with the required scientific basics of nutrition in the context of a systems and health approach Enable teachers and students to explore the core principles of nutrition, to apply these throughout their training, and to foster critical thinking at all times. Throughout, key areas of knowledge are identified Are fully peer-reviewed, to ensure completeness and clarity of content, as well as to ensure that each book takes a global perspective Nutrition and Metabolism is an essential purchase for students of nutrition and dietetics, and also for those students who major in other subjects that have a nutrition component, such as food science, medicine, pharmacy and nursing. Professionals in nutrition, dietetics, food science, medicine, health sciences and many related areas will also find much of great value within its covers.

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