Mateship with Birds

Overview

Ninety years on, A. H. Chisholm’s classic Mateship with Birds is still as fresh and inspirational as an early-morning walk in the bush, the air resounding with birdsong. His account of the secret lives of birds—their seasonal doings and their complex relationships—reflects his patient and detailed observations, and his deep enjoyment of the Australian bush and all its inhabitants. This is not just a book for bird-lovers; Chisholm’s charming and often humorous prose reveals a man who loves words as well as birds. ...

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Overview

Ninety years on, A. H. Chisholm’s classic Mateship with Birds is still as fresh and inspirational as an early-morning walk in the bush, the air resounding with birdsong. His account of the secret lives of birds—their seasonal doings and their complex relationships—reflects his patient and detailed observations, and his deep enjoyment of the Australian bush and all its inhabitants. This is not just a book for bird-lovers; Chisholm’s charming and often humorous prose reveals a man who loves words as well as birds. His style of writing and the historical photographs accompanying his text provide a gentle record of a period that already feels like “the old days.” But Chisholm wrote with an urgent message to the future. He could clearly see the threat that modern life posed to birdlife, and the reissue of this classic book offers his delight in “the loveliest and the best of Nature’s children” to a new generation.

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Editorial Reviews

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Mateship with Birds . . . was the bible for birdwatchers before we became ‘birders’ . . . [it] has been out of print for too long and Scribe is to be congratulated for producing this new edition. . . . If you take the time to live with this classic bird book, it will enrich your life.” —Robert Adamson, Weekend Australian

“The book’s subject and chief lesson is the author’s own apparently boundless enthusiasm, a passion that aims by mesmerical music and poetic suggestion to beguile readers from their city enclaves toward the promised arcadia of up-country open spaces. It is primarily because of this wonder of music and poetry that Mateship with Birds is now being republished. It is a worthy choice . . . Chisholm’s lyricising imagination is fatigueless throughout . . . without doubt a book deserving its place in the new catalogue of revived Australian classics.” —Andrew Fuhrmann, Australian Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781922070326
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications Party Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

A. H. Chisholm (1890–1977) was a nature writer who also worked as an editor at the Daily Mail (Brisbane) and the Argus (Melbourne).

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