The Bird of Light

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Describes the characteristics and behavior of terns, compares and contrasts them with humans, and discusses our coexistence with the natural world.

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John Hay (1915-2011) was the author of The Run, The Undiscovered Country, The Immortal Wilderness, and other books on nature.

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Hay, the author of 11 other well-crafted books ( The Immortal Wilderness , LJ 12/86; The Undiscovered Country , LJ 6/1/82; etc.), writes about terns. Relatives of gulls, these birds are unbelievably buoyant, graceful fliers whose food is small fish, caught by plunge-diving head first into water. Set in Cape Cod, Hay's book centers on the spring arrival of terns, their courtship, breeding, feeding habits, fall departures, and winter life. For Hay, the world of terns is an effective microcosm, good for musings and philosophy on the health of the biosphere, the state of the world, and the human condition. His ruminations are strengthened by scientific counsel gleaned from his friendships with world authorities on terns. Excellent writing, good science, and fine reading.
- Henry T. Armistead, Thomas Jefferson Univ. Lib., Philadelphia
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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