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A Short Philosophy of Birds

Philippe J. Dubois Elise Rousseau



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04 November 2019
The greatest wisdom comes from the smallest creaturesThere is so much we can learn from birds. Through twenty-two little lessons of wisdom inspired by how birds live, this charming french book will help you spread your wings and soar.

We often need the help from those smaller than us. Having spent a lifetime watching birds, Philippe and lise - a French ornithologist and a philosopher - draw out the secret lessons that birds can teach us about how to live, and the wisdom of the natural world. Along the way you'll discover why the robin is braver than the eagle, what the arctic tern can teach us about the joy of travel, and whether the head or the heart is the best route to love (as shown by the mallard and the penguin). By the end you will feel more in touch with the rhythms of nature and have a fresh perspective on how to live the fullest life you can.
By:   Philippe J. Dubois, Elise Rousseau
Imprint:   W H ALLEN
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   247g
ISBN:   9780753554142
ISBN 10:   0753554143
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   04 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Philippe J. Dubois (Author) Philippe J. Dubois is an ornithologist and writer. He has been passionate about birds since he was a boy, and has travelled the world birdwatching. He is the author of a number of works on climate change and biodiversity and was the head of Delachaux and Niestle, the oldest nature books publishing house in France. Elise Rousseau (Author) lise Rousseau has degrees in Literature and Philosophy, and is a journalist and author of several works on nature and animals. She has spent several years working to protect animals.

Reviews for A Short Philosophy of Birds

Brilliant, magical and engrossing - I will never see birds the same way again * Peter Wohlleben, bestselling author of THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES * A little gem. So much wisdom to be drawn from the feathered world of birds * Raynor Winn, bestselling author of THE SALT PATH * A charming, witty and thought-provoking look at the way bird behaviour can both reflect and influence the way we live our lives * Stephen Moss (Naturalist and author) *

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