Tuesday, April 26, 2011
1) Albus, Anita. On Rare Birds. 2011. Lyons Press. Hardbound: 276 pages. Price: $24.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: On Rare Birds is an endearing compilation of the history and extinction of several bird species, along with detailed accounts of many rare birds as well. Anita Albus combines her education in natural history and investigative reporting and turns this book into a captivating story of culture, mythology, and storytelling. She also includes her very own artwork throughout the book. On Rare Birds shows that how along with the extinction of these birds comes a great loss of culture, art, mythology, and science.
RECOMMENDATION: A detailed account on selected extinct and endangered species.