UK Nature Writing

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The Screaming Sky

By Charles Foster

This is a radical new look at the Common Swift. Swifts live in perpetual summer. They inhabit the air like nothing on the planet. They watched the continents shuffle to their present places and the mammals evolve. They are not ours, though we like to claim them.

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About Charles Foster

Charles Foster is a writer, philosopher, and Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. He is the author of many books, including the ground-breaking Being a Beast, which is a New York Times Bestseller, was long-listed for the Baillie Gifford and Wainwright Prizes, won an IgNobel Prize and the Deux Million d’Amis prize, and is the subject of a forthcoming feature film.

He lives in Oxford and a remote part of the southern Peloponnese. His website is www.charlesfoster.co.uk