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The Ardent Birder: On the Craft of Birdwatching Paperback – October 1, 2005
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Includes 75 charming line drawings that cleverly complement the text.
Sections include Leading Better Club Trips; Gear; and Our Day, Our Year.
About the Author
The artist GENE HOLTAN has devoted a long life to the visual arts, painting and drawing in media ranging from paper to canvas to pottery to children s books. After many years in Santa Cruz, he now lives in Oakland, California, with what appear to be the same birds.
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I was particularly pleased to see the American Birding Association and its publications praised and recommended.
A good book for birders on the cusp of advancement!
The book is not a guide, but it's helpful in many ways guides are not. It develops a big picture about, simply, how to bird. You'll learn small, surprising facts, and think big, unexpected thoughts. I just finished reading Sibley's "Birding Basics" and I feel I learned more from "The Ardent Birder." There are no charts or graphs--but a connection with what the very first birders must have been up to, long before the advent of standardized birding guides. It's a book about looking, experiencing, and enjoying the critters in the air around us.
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Well written, draws upon expertise, experience and rye humor and insight.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
This is a book I read and re-read. It's best that I take it on when I am alone, because otherwise I am continually pausing to interrupt whomever is nearby to read aloud a beautiful... Read morePublished on September 4, 2010 by Patricia Tryon