"The Bird Way" by Jennifer Ackerman - Book Club Selection
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AUGUST 30th BOOK SELECTION: The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think, by Jennifer Ackerman
“Ackerman's vibrant writing ensures that all things bird are thoroughly compelling and enjoyable.” —Booklist, starred review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay, Jennifer Ackerman shows there is clearly no single bird way of being. In every respect, in plumage, form, song, flight, lifestyle, niche, and behavior, birds vary. It is what we love about them. As E.O Wilson once said, when you have seen one bird, you have not seen them all.
Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for three decades. She is the author of eight books, including The Genius of Birds, which has been translated into twenty languages andher latest, The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think. Her articles and essays have appeared in Scientific American, National Geographic, The New York Times, and many other publications, Ackerman is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction, a Bunting Fellowship, and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
ABOUT "BIRD IS THE WORD" BOOK CLUB: We meet the last Sunday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. There is no commitment other than to enjoy reading and sharing books about birds and birding. Feel free to join us even if you have not read the book! At the group's next meeting (August 30) we will discuss, The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think, by Jennifer Ackerman. Upcoming books include: Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, by Thor Hanson; Call or text: 772-872-1427 with any questions or for help ordering the book.