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A Short Philosophy of Birds

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There is a lot we can learn from birds if we pay attention. This elegant little volume invites us to take a step back from our busy lives, to reconnect with nature, and to listen to the tiny philosophers of the sky. These seemingly delicate creatures, who routinely weather the fiercest of storms and travel thousands of miles each year through the skies above us, are paragons of beauty and grace, but there's more to it than that. There is much to be gleaned from their serene approach to life if we're willing to take the time to notice, including: Birds and family � A lesson on being pushed out of the nest. What the mallard knows about accepting vulnerability. You must give up your old feathers for new ones in order to fly. Turtledoves and gender equality. What happens when papa bird sits on the nest. The raven, the vulture, and a new way to think about the hierarchy of power Appealing to readers of The Hidden Lives of Trees and H is for Hawk, with elegant black and white line art illustrations throughout and a charming gift-y trim, A Short Philosophy of Birds reminds us to embrace the rhythms of the natural world all around us, and heed the wisdom of our feathered friends.