This lovely 10.8 x 8.37" 40th-anniversary reissue of the highly collectible 1974 classic is a Charley Harper gem.
A book for every bird-lover who knows there is more to birdwatching than measurements, range maps, flight patterns, and lifetime lists. Birds & Words is a true reflection of Charley Harper, who was that special species of man with twinkling eyes and smile, with wit as infectiously keen and light-hearted as his paintings. Harper the humorist reads as captivating in the self-composed stories that accompany his serigraphs as Harper the artist. An active curiosity prodded him to constantly question nature. "What will happen," he asked, "if a buzzard, which eats only dead meat, comes upon a possum, which plays dead when threatened? The answer has to be that the mild-mannered marsupial will win his Purple Heart - possumously."
The cover is Snowy Egret.