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About this book
About this book
Collection of 41 of Dunne's articles and essays from various media, offering his perspective on birders and birding.
`These words are golden. Few people know birds and birders as well as Pete Dunne, and no one else can describe them with so much insight, wit, and imagination. Dunne proves once again that he is the master storyteller of the birding world.' Kenn Kaufman, author of Birds of North America and Lives of North American Birds
Acknowledgments Preface Eye of the Beheld All You Need Is $ Directions, Please! Listening with Longing, Settling for Beauty Birding Tough Words to Lead By The Best Yard in the Neighborhood Crusader's Banner Donna and the Right Stuff Of Kids and Model Airplanes Going to the Bird Store. Hoping for a Guide The Take-Home of Going Away Want to Go for a Walk? Birding in Shadowland Stuff E'nuf? A Six-Pack of Fame Explorers (of the Lost World) Club Earl's Journal A Flicker Day for Sure The Errors We're Known By Talkin' around a Sighting Truth and Consequences Something Stringy about This Binocular Reality Circus genitalia Almost Ivory Hearing New Eyes Intimate Birding Products for the Twenty-first Century Peenter Pan The Trust of Jay Ghost Writing Golden Wings Meet the New Age... Birdin' in the Rain A Life without Birding? Understanding Wren A Chat about the Rules Passing the Pen The Perfect Bird
122 pages, no illustrations
[Dunne's] collection of essays is a wonderful bedside book for birders, nature lovers, and anyone who enjoys elegant, evocative and piercingly honest writing.--New Scientist, 8 March 2003