paper, 226 p., $22.95
Since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, concern over the disappearance of birds continues to grow. This book is a comprehensive review of many surveys and much research on the roles played by our partners in flight. John Faaborg discusses many of the known causes of the decline in bird populations, and examines many of the factors that may contribute to this problem.
In contrast to the birds that have been lost, he also discusses how birds are adapting to changes in their environments. His conclusions will surprise many. While filled with much information, this book is an easy read. It will encourage discussion on what can be done to save our migrating friends.
— Barbara G. Mahany, Volunteer, Library, Chicago Botanic Garden