Cloth, 196 pp., $17.95
British author Niall Edworthy explores the world of birds, focusing on those of Britain and America. The handy-sized book contains fascinating information about the world’s avian population. Written in a discursive style, the broad-ranging text covers the current theories on evolution through their daily existence to forecasts on their survival. Each chapter contains a theme, which is developed in short paragraphs of facts, data on bird population and activities, poetry, proverbs, writings of literary leaders, and other miscellany. This delightful book makes a great gift for all those who love birds or are just curious about the world around them.
—Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden