Friday, August 01, 2014

Ten top birds in books

Childrens' author Gill Lewis lives in Somerset with her young family and a motley crew of pets. She writes from a tree house, in the company of squirrels.

One of the author's top ten birds in books, as shared at the Guardian:
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Carson's classic read about the damage to our environment through the indiscriminate use of pesticides is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s. With our current knowledge of the adverse effects of the accumulation of organochlorines in birds and mammals and the link between the demise of bee populations and the use of more recent pesticides such as the neonicotinoids, Silent Spring is a worthwhile reminder and warning of what we stand to lose.
Read about another entry on the list.

Silent Spring made a list of the best books on global warming at the Guardian in 2009. It is one of John Kerry's five top books about progressivism.

--Marshal Zeringue