Grass, Sky, Song: Promise And Peril In World Of Grassland Birds
|Rating||:||4.43 (651 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
Published to wide acclaim, this beautiful meditation on the fate of grassland birds has been praised for its profound wisdom and lyrical grace. He invites us into the unique world of dedicated scientists, passionate naturalists and such historical figures as 19th-century botanist John Macoun, the last naturalist to see the Great Plains in its pre-settlement grandeur. Now in a beautiful paperback edition with flaps, illustrated with the author’s delicate black-and-white drawings, Grass, Sky, Song is a blending of personal experience, history, philosophy and scientific research. Herriot, in a narrative that is at once intimate and informative, argues for the essential nature of these tiny creatures. Filled with evocative “sidebar” descriptions of threatened birds, from the sharp-tailed grouse to the chestnutcollared longspur, this graceful book demonstrates why Trevor Herriot is regarded as on
"Four Stars" according to Marian J. Champagne. Excellent book. Makes me want to visit the grasslands of the US and Canada.
His last book, Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds was a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and one of Quill & Quire's 15 Books That Mattered Most in 2009, and it was shortlisted for the Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Governor General’s Literary A
About the AuthorTREVOR HERRIOT is a grassland conservationist and naturalist who writes about human and natural history on the northern Great Plains. His second book, Jacob’s Wound: a Search for the Spirit of Wildness (2004), was nominated for several awards, including a short-listing for the Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.Trevor's writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic, as well as in several anthologies. His last book, Grass, Sky, So