The distinctive and amazing songs and calls of birds: a meditation and a lexicon.
Bevis, a poet, frames his lexicons―one for North America and one for Britain and northern Europe―with an evocative appreciation of birds, birdsong, and human attempts to capture the words of birds in music and poetry.
“A miraculous little book: a compressed encyclopedia of our fascination with avifauna.” ―The Nation
“A charming, funny, and eccentric book.” ―Times Literary Supplement
“An elegant tribute to the beauty of its subject.” ―Los Angeles Times