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Living Bird : 100 Years of Listening to Nature
by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Gerrit Vyn and Barbara Kingsolver and Scott Weidensaul


Overview - 250 photographs celebrate 100 years of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and our relationship to birds Foreword by Barbara Kingsolver Essays by Jared Diamond, John W. Fitzpatrick, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, and Scott Weidensaul; 250 photographs. "The birds sang us back to life]]"from the Foreword An intimate yet stunning exploration of North American species, The Living Bird shares our joyful and complex relationship with birds.  Read more...

 
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Overview
250 photographs celebrate 100 years of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and our relationship to birds Foreword by Barbara Kingsolver Essays by Jared Diamond, John W. Fitzpatrick, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, and Scott Weidensaul; 250 photographs. "The birds sang us back to life]]"from the Foreword An intimate yet stunning exploration of North American species, The Living Bird shares our joyful and complex relationship with birds. Through imagery and thoughtful essays, award-winning photographer Gerrit Vyn, along with leading naturalists and bird enthusiasts, takes readers on a visual and experiential journey, revealing the essence of the century-long work done by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Barbara Kingsolver remembers herself as a reluctant birder until, years later, she exalts in a special birding trip with her father. Scott Weidensaul dives into the secret lives of birds: How do flocks of birds manage to migrate thousands of miles? What determines who mates with whom? And what is the purpose of all those pretty feathers and glorious melodies? In her essay, Lyanda Lynn Haupt finds inspiration in our everyday birds as they connect us to the natural world. Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology John W. Fitzpatrick considers the threats birds face today, and some of the failuresand successesof the past. Jared Diamond underscores that it is in our hands to preserve the living birds around us. For 100 years, the Ithaca, NY-based Cornell Lab of Ornithology has researched the lives of birds, educating the public and striving for protection of species and habitat. But the Lab does more than just studyit celebrates birds through song and image, and connects people to birds, opening thousands of eyes to the natural world around us.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594859656
  • ISBN-10: 1594859655
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 201


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