An Exhilaration of Wings

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An Exhilaration of Wings
The Literature of Birdwatching

by Jen Hill

ISBN 0141001801
282 pages; Paperback.

Jen Hill has, for the first time, gathered together the most vital and engaging writings on birdwatching. More than seventy-five writers -- including John Muir, John James Audubon, and Susan Fenimore Cooper, as well as lesser-known writers and amateur ornithologists -- share their infectious observations about birdsong, migration, nests, raptors, sea birds, hummingbirds, and much more.

Each selection evokes and explores what the passion for birds is all about. By turns practical, lyrical, humorous, literary, even mystical, they illuminate the magical and occasionally unexpected ways in which birding connects us both to the history of the natural world and to that of human experience.

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