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Birding Across North America: A Naturalist's Observations

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Publisher Comments:

From the author of the award-winning Wild Orchids Across North America comes an informative, beautiful???and at times poetic???summary of one man??'s life as a birder. Journeying from the swamps of Alabama to the icy waters of Qu??bec??'s Gasp?? Peninsula, from the sky islands of Arizona to the birdfeeder in his New Hampshire backyard, Keenan describes the remarkable pageantry of North American birdlife. More than a mere journal or travelogue, however, Keenan??'s book offers the incisive observations of a passionate naturalist for whom no question pertaining to birds is insignificant or irrelevant. With more than 100 color illustrations, it is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the mind.

Book News Annotation:

A former director of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire cum late author of Wild Orchids Across North America reflects on his lifelong relationship with birds. His naturalist eye is evident in some 100 color photographs (many taken by him). Keenan devotes chapters to birds of US regions, bird "music appreciation," the evolution of bird painting, and favorite birds, books, and photos.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Journeying from the swamps of Alabama to the icy waters of Quefbec's Gaspe Peninsula, from the sky islands of Arizona to the birdfeeder in his New Hampshire backyard, Keenan describes the remarkable pageantry of North American birdlife. More than a mere journal or travelogue, however, Keenan's book offers the incisive observations of a passionate naturalist for whom no question pertaining to birds is insignificant or irrelevant.

Synopsis:

From the author of the award-winning Wild Orchids Across North America comes an informative, beautiful--and at times poetic--summary of one man's life as a birder. Journeying from the swamps of Alabama to the icy waters of Québec's Gaspé Peninsula, from the sky islands of Arizona to the birdfeeder in his New Hampshire backyard, Keenan describes the remarkable pageantry of North American birdlife. More than a mere journal or travelogue, however, Keenan's book offers the incisive observations of a passionate naturalist for whom no question pertaining to birds is insignificant or irrelevant. With more than 100 color illustrations, it is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the mind.

About the Author

An inveterate traveler to, and photographer of, wild habitats, Philip Keenan crisscrossed the country many times. He was well known for his expertise on birds (particularly his beloved warblers) and wild orchids; his book Wild Orchids Across North America won a Choice magazine award for Outstanding Academic Title in 1999. In his retirement years following a career in retail business, Philip's interest in the sciences led him to become an avid naturalist with a wide range of interests including conservation, birding, geography, meteorology, and horticulture. He contributed dozens of articles to various journals, including Orchids, in which his photos of wild orchids were a prized regular feature. He was a founding member of the North American Native Orchid Alliance, and a life member and former director of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire. Philip E. Keenan died in 2001 after a brief illness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881925289
Subtitle:
A Naturalist's Observations
Author:
Keenan, Philip E.
Author:
Keenan, Philip
Author:
Keenan, Philip E.
Publisher:
Workman
Location:
Portland, OR
Subject:
General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Bird watching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Series Volume:
MCR 31F
Publication Date:
20020127
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » General Ornithology and Birding

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Product details 260 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881925289 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Journeying from the swamps of Alabama to the icy waters of Quefbec's Gaspe Peninsula, from the sky islands of Arizona to the birdfeeder in his New Hampshire backyard, Keenan describes the remarkable pageantry of North American birdlife. More than a mere journal or travelogue, however, Keenan's book offers the incisive observations of a passionate naturalist for whom no question pertaining to birds is insignificant or irrelevant.
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the award-winning Wild Orchids Across North America comes an informative, beautiful--and at times poetic--summary of one man's life as a birder. Journeying from the swamps of Alabama to the icy waters of Québec's Gaspé Peninsula, from the sky islands of Arizona to the birdfeeder in his New Hampshire backyard, Keenan describes the remarkable pageantry of North American birdlife. More than a mere journal or travelogue, however, Keenan's book offers the incisive observations of a passionate naturalist for whom no question pertaining to birds is insignificant or irrelevant. With more than 100 color illustrations, it is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the mind.
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