Gift of Birds: True Encounters with Avian Spirits

Gift of Birds: True Encounters with Avian Spirits

by Larry Habegger
     
 

Whether it roots us in our own backyard or takes us across continents, watching birds calls us to stillness and demands our keen attention to the details that flicker around us. This collection of stories will appeal to bird lovers everywhere.

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Whether it roots us in our own backyard or takes us across continents, watching birds calls us to stillness and demands our keen attention to the details that flicker around us. This collection of stories will appeal to bird lovers everywhere.

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Library Journal
This anthology of 28 essays (five are original but most are excerpted from books) by 26 authors deals with how birds have affected people, primarily in a spiritual manner. The writers are for the most part naturalists but include such well-known disparate personalities as Peter Matthiessen and Alice Walker, as well as top birding gurus Kenn Kaufman and Pete Dunne. These thoughtful, entertaining essays range from Central Park to Australia, from the Himalayas, Bali, and Africa to Utah. Dunne writes about how watching a birdfeeder brought joy to his ill father, Walker about how she was inspired by the maternal devotions of a hen in Bali. Others tell of encounters with birds of prey, rare cranes, and albatrosses; a person who gathers roadkills to feed vultures; or watching the antics of loons and pelicans. A stimulating collection of nature writing from an unusual perspective; for most collections.--Henry T. Armistead, Free Lib. of Philadelphia Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
An anthology of essays and short stories exploring the ways that birds enrich our lives. Contributors include top naturalists Kenn Kaufman and Pete Dunne, as well as well-known authors Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, and Peter Matthiessen. They tell of the lengths birders go to catch a glimpse of their favorite bird, and of lessons birds teach about human relationships, taking readers to locations from Central Park to Bali. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885211415
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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