Author(s): Jim Robbins
Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. We love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, have much to teach us about being human in the natural world. They draw us outside, compel us to look to the skies, and let us experience vicariously what it is like to be weightless. Exploring both cutting-edge scientific research and our oldest cultural beliefs, Robbins moves these astonishing creatures from the background of our lives to the foreground, from the quotidian to the miraculous, showing us that we must fight to save imperiled bird populations and the places they live, for the sake of both the planet and humankind. Book jacket.