Exploring both cutting-edge scientific research and our oldest cultural beliefs, Robbins moves these astonishing creatures from the background of our lives to the foreground, from the quotidian to the miraculous, showing us that we must fight to save imperiled bird populations and the places they live, for the sake of both the planet and humankind.
Praise for the wonder of birds“a must-read, conveying much necessary information in easily accessible form and awakening one’s consciousness to what might otherwise be taken for granted. That is one of its strengths: the convert’s view gives wide appeal to those who might never have known birds well.
The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future #ad - Bernd heinrich, the Wall Street Journal“Engaging, thoughtful. Worthy of a place alongside david attenborough’s documentary The Life of Birds or Graeme Gibson’s The Bedside Book of Birds . It’s one for the birds—what a wonderful book! It will give you wings. Rita mae brown, new york times bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle “The Wonder of Birds provides a great and well-timed gift: a portrait of the quiet miracles around us on each day of our ordinary lives.
Michael punke, #1 new york times bestselling author of The Revenant “Jim Robbins writes masterfully, with lucid prose and deep insight into the human psyche and natural world.
The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being HumanRiverhead Books #ad - As we learn more about the secrets of bird life, relationships, game theory, we are unlocking fascinating insights into memory, and the nature of intelligence itself. The thing with feathers explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, the lifelong loves of albatrosses, the deft artistry of bowerbirds, the extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, and other mysteries—revealing why birds do what they do, the good deeds of fairy-wrens, the influential flocking abilities of starlings, and offering a glimpse into our own nature.
Drawing deep from personal experience, cutting-edge science, and colorful history, Noah Strycker spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and shares the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans. With humor, and grace, and remarkably, he shows how our view of the world is often, style, through the experience of birds.
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The Man Who Planted Trees: A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the PlanetSpiegel & Grau #ad - Told with jim robbins’s signature clarity and eye for telling detail, The Man Who Planted Trees is also the most hopeful book I’ve read in years. Merwin once wrote, ‘on the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree. It’s good to see, in this lovely volume, that some folks are getting a head start!”—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet“Inspiring .
The solution, was to clone the champion trees of the world—the largest, they told him, the hardiest, the ones that had survived millennia and were most resilient to climate change—and create a kind of Noah’s ark of tree genetics. Many scientists and tree experts told him it couldn’t be done, but, twenty years later, his team has successfully cloned some of the world’s oldest trees—among them giant redwoods and sequoias.
The Man Who Planted Trees: A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet #ad - . Yet over several years, how they communicate, listening to Milarch and talking to scientists, he came to realize that there is so much we do not yet know about trees: how they die, the myriad crucial ways they filter water and air and otherwise support life on Earth. Without knowing if the message had any basis in science, or why he’d been chosen for this task, Milarch began his mission of cloning the world’s great trees.
. Robbins lucidly summarizes the importance and value of trees to planet Earth and all humanity. The ecologist “ ‘imagine a world without trees, ’ writes journalist Jim Robbins.
The Genius of BirdsPenguin Books #ad - As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. Spiegel Grau.
Penguin. An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence.
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What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural WorldMariner Books #ad - You’ll discover a universal bird language that will speak to you wherever you go outdoors. It decodes our common language. Richard louv, born of a lifetime of listening, author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods“A brilliant work, teaching, and tracking what really matters . Deep bird language is an ancient discipline, perfected by Native peoples the world over, and science is finally catching up.
Jon young is one of the heroes of the new nature movement. This groundbreaking book unites the indigenous knowledge, in the end, and the author’s own experience of four decades in the field to lead us toward a deeper connection to the animals and, the latest research, a deeper connection to ourselves.
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Of a Feather: A Brief History of American BirdingHarvest Books #ad - Riverhead Books. Spirited and compulsively readable, Of a Feather celebrates the passions and achievements of birders throughout Americcan history. Scott weidensaul traces the colorful evolution of american birding: from the frontier ornithologists who collected eggs between border skirmishes to the society matrons who organized the first effective conservation movement; from the luminaries with checkered pasts, to the awkward schoolteacher Roger Tory Peterson, such as convicted blackmailer Alexander Wilson and the endlessly self-mythologizing John James Audubon, whose A Field Guide to the Birds prompted the explosive growth of modern birding.
What the robin knows How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World. Arriving in the new World, Europeans were awestruck by a continent awash with birds. Today tens of millions of Americans birders have made a once eccentric hobby into something so mainstream it’s almost cool. Spiegel Grau. Penguin.
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This fully revised edition of the best-selling North American bird field guide is the most up-to-date guide on the market. Riverhead Books. National geographic. Perfect for beginning to advanced birders, it is the only book organized to match the latest American Ornithological Society taxonomy. With more than 2.
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Handbook of Bird Biology Cornell Lab of OrnithologyWiley-Blackwell #ad - Penguin. Wherever you study birds your enjoyment will be enhanced by a better understanding of the incredible diversity of avian lifestyles. Using examples drawn from birds found in every corner of the globe, it explores and distills the many scientific discoveries that have made birds one of our best known - and best loved - parts of the natural world.
National geographic. Selected by Forbes. Com as one of the 12 best books about birds and birding in 2016 This much-anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive resource for everyone interested in learning more about birds, from casual bird watchers to formal students of ornithology.
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It provides readers with a tool for life-long learning about birds and is suitable for bird watchers and ornithology students, conservationists, as well as for ecologists, and resource managers who work with birds. Wiley-Blackwell. What the robin knows How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World.
The Marriage of OppositesSimon & Schuster #ad - She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. National geographic. Growing up, life-long friendship with jestine, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, Adelle’s daughter. Spiegel Grau. A work of art” dallas morning news, The Marriage of Opposites showcases the beloved, bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers.
Penguin. Riverhead Books. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. But rachel’s life is not her own. The marriage of Opposites. A luminous, marquez-esque tale” o, the oprah magazine from the new york Times bestselling author of The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on a tropical island about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism.
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Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-BirdsHarper Perennial #ad - Penguin. Spiegel Grau. Heinrich's passion for ravens has led him around the world in his research. Harper Perennial. Wiley-Blackwell. Riverhead Books. National geographic. At the heart of this book are heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis, we become their intimates too.
Each new discovery and insight into raven behavior is thrilling to read, at once lyrical and scientific. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, thereby becoming a "raven father, Heinrich adopts ravens, " as well as observing them in their natural habitat. The marriage of Opposites. Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven.
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The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the CenturyPenguin Books #ad - Spiegel Grau. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.
The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature. The marriage of Opposites. Though it's non-fiction, The Feather Thief contains many of the elements of a classic thriller.
Maureen corrigan, npr’s fresh Air“One of the most peculiar and memorable true-crime books ever. Christian science monitora rollicking true-crime adventure and a captivating journey into an underground world of fanatical fly-tiers and plume peddlers, for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief.
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century #ad - On a cool june evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. As heard on npr's this American Life“Absorbing. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness.