Regular price: $24.49
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $24.49
The Thing with Feathers explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, the good deeds of fairy-wrens, the influential flocking abilities of starlings, the deft artistry of bowerbirds, the extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, the lifelong loves of albatrosses, and other mysteries - revealing why birds do what they do, and offering a glimpse into our own nature.
Drawing deep from personal experience, cutting-edge science, and colorful history, Noah Strycker spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and shares the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans. With humor, style, and grace, he shows how our view of the world is often, and remarkably, through the experience of birds.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Danielle Deremo on 12-15-17
Great book, if a bit long-winded
The title made me think that the comparisons between birds and humans were going to be more poetic/philisopical, but the comparisons kind of read like high school book reports, packed with a ton of trivia. I wish this had just been "My Adventures in Birding." That's when the book shines. Some of the information about related research got way too detailed and off topic. I hope the author writes another book only with tales of his quests to see rare or interesting birds.