A Gathering of Birds

A Gathering of Birds

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A Gathering of Birds is an anthology containing selected prose about birds by nineteen famous authors, such as Hudson, Audubon, and Thoreau, and includes brief biographical information about each. The New York Times called the collection a€œa delightful a€˜gatheringa€™ that Mr. Peattie has presented, and his own contributions to the book make it something new and valuable in this field.a€He was also the first to perceive that the strange and beautiful Ushape of the Yosemite valley was due to the carving by vanished and much greater glaciers of the ice age. ... In this period of his first flight upon literary wings he wrote the essay I have selected, on the waterouzel. ... But it was on the whole a period of high literary production in which he drew upon his great fund of experience in the field.

Title:A Gathering of Birds
Author:Donald Peattie
Publisher:Trinity University Press - 2013-10-10


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