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Flights of Imagination: Extraordinary Writing about Birds

Flights of Imagination: Extraordinary Writing about Birds

Bird-watching is one of the most popular recreational activities in North America -- North American birders are estimated to spend as much as $32 billion annually. Many of the world's greatest natural history writers have penned eloquent, informative and profound essays about the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781553655350
Barcode 9781553655350
Published 13 April 2010 by Greystone Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Cannings, Richard
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ISBN-13 9781553655350
ISBN-10 1553655354
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Greystone Books
Imprint Greystone Books
Publication Date 13 April 2010
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Cannings, Richard
Category Birds & Birdwatching
Number of Pages 273
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 372g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 598
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Bird-watching is one of the most popular recreational activities in North America -- North American birders are estimated to spend as much as $32 billion annually. Many of the world's greatest natural history writers have penned eloquent, informative and profound essays about these alluring creatures. This timeless evocation of our passion for birds features 20 works from such esteemed writers as Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Jonathan Weiner, Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Mabey, and Candace Savage. Included in this diverse selection are excerpts from popular books as well as articles from science and natural history magazines, about birds from all over the planet, and the birders, pishers, twitchers, and listers who love them. Illuminating, entertaining, literary, and intimate, the varied writing reveals the numerous and often unexpected ways in which birds -- spiritual messengers, mythic symbols, personal obsessions, even harbingers of environmental catastrophe -- connect us to the natural world.

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