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Fifteen Hundred Miles An Hour

Charles Dixon

In "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour," Charles Edward Dixon, who is well-known for his exacting observations of the natural world, deftly combines his scientific fiction worldview with his abiding passion for the natural world. Being a renowned naturalist and ornithologist, Dixon's literary skills go far beyond the confines of conventional animal research, taking readers into undiscovered realms of the imaginative and speculative. Dixon, who is renowned for his unmatched commitment to careful observation, uses the same meticulous attention to detail in "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour" as he did in earlier ornithological writings. His narrative progresses at a speed that parallels the amazing swiftness of his bird subjects, all thanks to his acute observation of the subtleties found in the natural world. Dixon's ability to move fluidly between factual and hypothetical elements is demonstrated in "Fifteen Hundred Miles an Hour," demonstrating that his writing talents are not limited to conventional genres. Readers are encouraged to soar with Dixon on this literary trip as he explores the infinite wonders of nature and his own limitless imagination as a world-class biologist turned science fiction storyteller.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.45in - 0.56lb
  • EAN: 9789361427541
  • Categories: European - English, Irish, Scottish, WelshGeneralGeneral

About the Author

Dixon, Charles: - Naturalist Charles Edward Dixon was well-known around the world, especially for his contributions to ornithology. The son of landscape artist Charles Thomas Dixon and Louisa (née Edwards) Dixon, he was born in Camden Town, Middlesex [now London] in 1858 but relocated to Sheffield at an early age. At twelve, he started working as a student teacher, but he was more interested in teaching natural history, especially ornithology, than following the prescribed curriculum. Biology was viewed at the time as more of a diversion than a legitimate field of study. Dixon may frequently be seen nose deep in a book, perched on tree limbs or tangled in shrubs. Throughout his life, he was inclined to study in hazardous circumstances. Additionally, Dixon collaborated with Alfred Russell Wallace, who had previously worked with Charles Darwin to co-author the theory of evolution by natural selection. Wallace and Dixon co-authored multiple studies on bird migratory patterns because they had an interest in the topic.