Publishers weekly starred review“Using enchanting stories and rich historical references, Jim Robbins explores the role of birds on the evolution of human self-awareness. Robert F. That is one of its strengths: the convert’s view gives wide appeal to those who might never have known birds well. Bernd heinrich, the Wall Street Journal“Engaging, thoughtful.
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