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Flights of Imagination: Extraordinary Writing About Birds

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A stellar collection of superb writing about birds and birdwatching from a foremost birder and natural historian.

Birdwatching is one of the most popular recreational activities in North America. 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 f
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 8th 2010 by Greystone Books
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Jul 30, 2016 Chuck Heikkinen rated it really liked it
Snippets of birding experiences by multiple authors with ex/implicit calls to repair our environment before all birds become extinct as a result of our greed and ignorance, and humans with them. Several of the essays describe youthful memories of an abundance of birds no longer found. The last by Trevor Herriot is an emotional cry to come to our senses. All are well-written, some delightfully so.
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Richard J. Cannings works as a consulting biologist in Naramata, British Columbia. He has taught courses at the University of British Columbia and was curator of the Cowan Vertebrate Museum at the university for fifteen years. He has also written numerous scientific papers and is the author, along with Robert A. Cannings and Sydney G. Cannings, of The Birds of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia ...more
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