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Flights of Imagination: Extraordinary Writing About Birds

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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
Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 8th 2010 by Greystone Books
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Erin Eve
While there were a few gems in here - I especially enjoyed Bernd Heinrich's essay the Color of a Bird's Egg - for the most part I found many of these to be yawn-inducing narratives or excerpts from books that I had already read, which would be better to read in their entirety rather than in the small, unrevealing portraits featured here. This collection took me a long time to get through merely because I never felt like picking it up; there were always better options to spend my time on. Overall ...more
Stories hit or miss. Really like about 1/3 of the stories, 1/3 ok, 1/3 didn't finish/didn't enjoy.
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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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