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10 thoughts on “Grass Sky Song

  1. says:

    This is a great book about the decline of birds in the Canajun prairies but not a pessimistic hand wringing type He has a v

  2. says:

    This book was a delight to read Reading this book unexpectedly inspired me to move from a life long casual interest in birds to learni

  3. says:

    Trevor Herriot has crafted a rare and special book It is part historical exploration and part modern analysis of our relationship with grasslands of North America and how that has impacted wildlife especially birds As he explores the histori

  4. says:

    A Canadian naturalist's ode to prairie birds Grass Sky Song is both informative and lyrically written The book is occasionally a bit o

  5. says:

    Herriott presents a collection of 18 essays grouped into four parts about grassland birds in southern Saskatchewan Canada though his message is applicable throughout all the grasslands of North America Following each essay

  6. says:

    An amazing account of grassland birds and conservation from an angle I don't normally get to hear about I really enjoy the storytelling style of writing with each chapter but I wish that for a few of the chapters the accompanying stories were consistent and tidied up I absolutely loved how each chapter ends with

  7. says:

    Hang onto your hat You're expecting a glazed over naturalist read You're underestimating a sleeping giant This is an author we need to

  8. says:

    Grass Sky SongA poetic and scientific look at the plight of our grasslands in North America and what is being done to help or hurt these areas

  9. says:

    Was looking for a great book on native fescues and prairies grasses Found instead a uasi spiritual book with highly political overtones Skimmed in a short time

  10. says:

    Wonderful book if you care about birds andor the environment here on the prairies Reuired reading

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Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Trevor Herriot

Grass Sky Song

O survival In a narrative that is at once profound intimate and informative we meet passionate bird researchers and travel in the footsteps of 19th century botanist John Macoun the last naturalist to see the Great Plains in its pre settlement grandeur In the spirit of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and Bruce Chatwin’s The Songlines this arresting book fills the heart with Herriott presents a collection of 18 essays grouped into four parts about grassland birds in southern Saskatchewan Canada though his message is applicable throughout all the grasslands of North America Following each essay Herriott includes a short profile about of one of the species that featured prominently in the preceding essay The book is extraordinarily discouraging with barely a glimmer of hope because almost without exception each bird species is in steep decline Despite the discouraging news though the book succeeds because it is honest realistic and well written Herriott also ensures that the reader is aware of nearly every living person s complicity in the decline of these birds and the destruction of the planet s native ecosystems perhaps the only people he spares are those who grow their own organic food and live off the grid The book would have been enhanced with a map depicting the well traveled topography around the author s house as well as a second larger scale map of the areas the author visits throughout southern Saskatchewan The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion is at once profound The Academy intimate and Full Dark, No Stars informative we meet passionate bird researchers and travel If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, in the footsteps of 19th century botanist John Macoun the last naturalist to see the Great Plains 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in La ética de la crueldad its pre settlement grandeur In the spirit of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and Bruce Chatwin’s The Songlines this arresting book fills the heart with Herriott presents a collection of 18 essays grouped 3052 into four parts about grassland birds Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories in southern Saskatchewan Canada though his message Mercator is applicable throughout all the grasslands of North America Following each essay Herriott Pasos perdidos en Granada includes a short profile about of one of the species that featured prominently Suffering and no suffering in the preceding essay The book Can We Live 150 Years? is extraordinarily discouraging with barely a glimmer of hope because almost without exception each bird species The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is Robs Shiny Dumptruck in steep decline Despite the discouraging news though the book succeeds because Roller Girl is honest realistic and well written Herriott also ensures that the reader Mama Glow is aware of nearly every living person s complicity Fire in the Sky in the decline of these birds and the destruction of the planet s native ecosystems perhaps the only people he spares are those who grow their own organic food and live off the grid The book would have been enhanced with a map depicting the well traveled topography around the author s house as well as a second larger scale map of the areas the author visits throughout southern Saskatchewan

Summary Grass Sky Song

Wonder and reveals that any hope for the endangered wildness in North America’s heartland depends on people making the right choices on farms in legislatures and in board rooms and even at the supermarket Beautifully illustrated with the author’s own drawings Grass Sky Song awakens our senses to the glory of all birds and calls for a renewed bond between culture and natur Hang onto your hat You re expecting a glazed over naturalist read You re underestimating a sleeping giant This is an author we need to celebrate here in Canada Perfectly executed scientific prose Must read again and again

Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Trevor Herriot

Facing the demise of the very creatures that he has always depended on for his sense of home Herriot sets out to discover why birds are disappearing and what if anything we can do to save them He takes us out to local pastures where a few prairie songbirds sing and nest as well as to the open rangeland where doomed populations of burrowing owls and greater sage grouse cling t This book was a delight to read Reading this book unexpectedly inspired me to move from a life long casual interest in birds to learning about specific birds in the field in earnest I joined a birding group for the first time bought binoculars added a bird ID app to my phone dusted off my bird ID books started to keep a personal birding ID journal and attended group field trips In the past year I learned far about birds than my previous entire lifetime several times over It was like a new dimension had opened up in a world I thought I already knewHerriot s poetic and informative writing rekindled the fading embers of my passion for native prairie conservation into new flames of hope I became a member of the American Prairie Reserve and learned about the ambitious vision of the project I ve bumped up the priority on a planned revisit to native prairie conservation areas like Grasslands National Park And I m able to see the flora and fauna of the native prairie I visit daily near my home with new awestruck eyesI borrowed this book but plan to purchase my own copy It s a treasure that I will certainly read again I m looking forward to reading Herriot s other books

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Grass Sky Song
  • Trevor Herriot
  • English
  • 15 August 2018
  • 9781554680382