The Verb 'To Bird': Sightings of an Avid Birder #2019

The Verb 'To Bird': Sightings of an Avid Birder Peter Cashwell Grant Silverstein Adrianne Onderdonk Dudden The Verb To Bird Sightings of an Avid Birder A delightfully literary and eclectic memoir about the manifold joys of birding Cashwell is a storyteller A very literate observant insightful storyteller The Bloomsbury Review Reading this book was

  • Title: The Verb 'To Bird': Sightings of an Avid Birder
  • Author: Peter Cashwell Grant Silverstein Adrianne Onderdonk Dudden
  • ISBN: 9781589880009
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Verb 'To Bird': Sightings of an Avid Birder Peter Cashwell Grant Silverstein Adrianne Onderdonk Dudden A delightfully literary and eclectic memoir about the manifold joys of birding Cashwell is a storyteller A very literate, observant, insightful storyteller The Bloomsbury Review Reading this book was the next best thing to wandering in the woods with Peter Cashwell hoping to add a rufous capped warbler to my life list No, it was better I could laugh out loud in deli A delightfully literary and eclectic memoir about the manifold joys of birding Cashwell is a storyteller A very literate, observant, insightful storyteller The Bloomsbury Review Reading this book was the next best thing to wandering in the woods with Peter Cashwell hoping to add a rufous capped warbler to my life list No, it was better I could laugh out loud in delight as I turned the pages without fear of scaring the birds Katharine Weber, author of The Music Lesson An entertaining and witty meditation on birding Library JournalAll around the world, birds are the subject of intense, even spiritual, fascination, but relatively few people see the word bird as a verb Peter Cashwell is one who does, and with good reason He birds because he can t help it , and he teaches grammar because he s paid to An English teacher by profession and an avid birder by inner calling, Cashwell has written a whimsical and critical book about his many obsessions birds, birders, language, literature, parenting, pop culture, and the human race.Cashwell lovingly but irreverently explores the practice of birding, from choosing a field guide to luring vultures out of shrubbery, and gives his own eclectic travelogue of some of the nation s finest bird habitats Part memoir, part natural history, part apology, The Verb To Bird will enlighten and entertain anyone who s ever wandered around wet fields at the crack of dawn with dog eared field guides crushed against the granola bars in their pockets But you don t have to know the field marks of an indigo bunting to appreciate Cashwell s experiences with non lending libraries, venomous insects, sports marketing, and animated Christmas specials Birders as well as all others interested in birds will enjoy this witty and informative meditation Declaring himself a victim of birding compulsive disorder, Cashwell, an English teacher in Virginia, does an excellent job of describing his fascination with observing and listening to birds Publishers Weekly Peter Cashwell possesses one of the rarest of all qualities in a nature writer an intelligent wit Robert Finch, co editor of The Norton Book of Nature Writing A fine literary ramble and a good laugh to boot no mean feat in a genre that perhaps takes itself to seriously John Hanson Mitchell, Editor of Sanctuary, Journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society Writing with humor and gentle environmental rants, Cashwell does for his beloved birds what Bill Bryson did for the Appalachian Trail in his best selling A Walk in the Woods Fredericksburg Free Lance Star Cashwell does not stint on the details that matter to birders, but it s his ability to translate the joy of the experience for the non birder that extends the book s appeal beyond the Nature Ornithology shelves The Charlotte Observer Cashwell plays with the language as joyfully and skillfully as a musician coaxes melodies from his instrument Rocky Mount TelegramBirds first captured Peter Cashwell s attention when his mother hung an avian mobile over his crib He was born in Raleigh, N.C grew up in Chapel Hill, and graduated from the University of North Carolina, where he took every creative writing course permitted by the English department and one that wasn t Cashwell has worked at lots of different jobs radio announcer, rock musician, comic book critic, improv comedy accompanist Now he teaches English and speech at Woodberry Forest School in the foothills of Virginia s Blue Ridge Mountains.
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    1. I m glad I read, very glad I didn t buy it My complaints and praises are both trivial and mentioned by others in their reviews So, on to the bookdarts Angels are usually portrayed with the wings of birds, not bats, dragonflies, or moths Do any of you know why that is something written in the Bible maybe Ted Hughes cycle of Crow poems would that be Crow From the Life and Songs of the Crow I m adding that to my list, as Hughes is known to me from The Iron Giant and others.I need to find E.B White [...]

    2. I have two reactions to this book as a reader and as a birder Simply from a reader s point of view, I would say that this book an account of the author s experiences looking for birds is entertaining, well written and occasionally quite humorous Also occasionally I felt he was trying too hard to be hip or clever I would definitely recommend this book to non birders or casual bird watchers, because I think it is one of those birding accounts that is accessible to the general public, which is no s [...]

    3. There are, it seems, almost as many birdwatching memoirs being published nowadays as there are birders Peter Cashwell s is among the original of them There are no long lists of astonishing rarities, no thrilling tales of record breaking antics He s not an ornithologist, or a tour guide on far flung wildlife holidays, but an English teacher who fits birding in around work and family life He is in fact and no doubt he would freely admit this a perfectly ordinary, somewhat hapless birder, and it i [...]

    4. Even if you don t care about birds I don t , a very enjoyable memoir and musing on the joys of birding, the vagaries of weird states where the roads aren t straight and how states that have the cardinal as the state bird are lazy.

    5. They re everywhere We re surrounded by feathers, beaks, wingbeats, caws and chirps If you re a character in an Alfred Hitchcock movie, this could be rather troubling but for the majority of us, birds are literally the background music in our daily lives Birds are so common, we hardly know they re there You probably passed 150 birds on your way to work today and didn t even give them a blink of thought.For some people like Peter Cashwell, however, every bird is a cause for celebration and an excu [...]

    6. A fun read, bridging the gap chasm between the hard core birder and the casual birder Cashwell presents the folkwisdom of birding with humor and a large amount of interesting information The reading is a bit plodding at times, but the reader can skim through those sections and find the next micro burst of birding fun.

    7. Such a fun read Found myself reading passages out loud to my husband who agrees with the author s wife s classification of birds just for the language The author writes with wit, description and a funny bone poked right at himself and other birders His wife s classification system Duck and not a duck

    8. Cashwell is a droll fellow whose prose flows naturally from his profession as an English teacher But he has a good natural sense of storytelling that makes his various birding vignettes come alive He s a bit too obsessed with his life list but the structure works well A lot of fun especially for birders.

    9. The most brilliant book about birding ever Funny enough to amuse even those of us who care nothing for birds, except eating them The writer is a genius, as well as a personal friend Recommended to fans of Bill Bryson

    10. Nice easy read that gives an insight to a pasttime I knew nothing about Ended up picking up a recommended backyard birding that s a word apparently book for our bird bath Well written and organized.

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