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A Gathering of Birds

An Anthology of the Best Ornithological Prose

A Gathering of Birds

An Anthology of the Best Ornithological Prose

Author: Donald Culross Peattie

Published: 2013-10-08

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One in a series of reissued books that have been out of print for decades, by one of the most loved naturalists of all time. A Gathering of Birds is an anthology of selected prose about birds by nineteen writers, among them Hudson, Audubon, and Thoreau, and includes brief biographical information about each. The New York Times called the book “a delightful ‘gathering’ that Mr. Peattie has presented, and his own contributions to the book make it something new and valuable in this field.”


Donald Culross Peattie (1898–1964) was one of the most influential American nature writers of the twentieth century. Peattie was born in Chicago and grew up in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, which sparked his interest in the immense wonders of nature. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. After working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he decided to pursue a career as a writer. In 1925 he became a nature columnist for the Washington Star and went on to...


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  • Date Published: 07 Oct 2013
  • ISBN-10: 1595341625
  • ISBN-13: 9781595341624