The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany


Featuring a new foreword by Margaret Atwood
Novelist and avid birdwatcher Graeme Gibson offers an extraordinary tribute to the venerable relationship between humans and birds. From the Aztec plumed serpent to the Christian dove to Plato’s vision of the human soul growing wings, religion and philosophy use birds to represent our aspirational selves. Winged creatures appear in mythology and folk tales, and in literature by writers as diverse as Ovid, Thoreau, and T. S. Eliot. They’ve been omens, allegories, and guides; they’ve been worshipped, eaten, and feared. Gibson spent years collecting this gorgeously illustrated celebration of centuries of human response to the delights of the feathered tribes.

5 in stock

Additional information

Weight 1.95 lbs
Dimensions 6.3 × 9.3 × 1.2 in

392 pages

Author Name(s)

Graeme Gibson, Margaret Atwood


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