J. Drew Lanham

Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts -- J. Drew Lanham, Hardcover

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"You are a rare bird, easy to see but invisible just the same." That thought is close at hand in Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts, as renowned naturalist and writer J. Drew Lanham explores his obsession with birds and all things wild in a mixture of poetry and prose. He questions vital assumptions taken for granted by so many birdwatchers: can birding be an escape if the birder is not in a safe place? Who is watching him as he watches birds?

With a refreshing balance of reverence and candor, Lanham paints a unique portrait of the natural world: listening to cicadas, tracking sandpipers, towhees, wrens, and cataloging fellow birdwatchers at a conference where he is one of two black birders. The resulting insights are as honest as they are illuminating.



Author: J. Drew Lanham
Publisher: Hub City Press
Published: 04/20/2021
Pages: 104
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781938235818

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 03/01/2021 pg. 13

About the Author
J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature. He is a birder, naturalist, hunter-conservationist, and an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University. He lives in Seneca, South Carolina.

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African American & Black, American, Animals & Nature, Hardcover, Hub City Press, J. Drew Lanham, Poetry, Subjects & Themes

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