New Arrival: The Delightful Horror of Family Birding: Sharing Nature with the Next Generation
Eli Knapp takes readers from a leaky dugout canoe in Tanzania to a juniper titmouse's perch at the Grand Canyon, exploring life's deepest questions all along the way. In this collection of essays, Knapp intentionally flies away from the flock, reveling in insights gleaned from birds, his students, and the wide-eyed wonder his children experience.
The Delightful Horror of Family Birding navigates the world in hopes that appreciation of nature will burn intensely for generations to come, not peter out in a flicker. Whether traveling solo or with his students or children, Knapp levels his gaze on the birds that share our skies, showing that birds can be a portal to deeper relationships, ecological understanding, and newfound joy.
"Eli Knapp's essays capture the special, quirky, inquisitive nature of bird watchers. Whether he's teaching his sometimes-receptive college students about birds or mixing birds and nature into a family outing, he weaves engaging tales of these experiences, leaving the reader wanting more of his well-told stories. He's at the head of the class among the new generation of nature writers." -Bill Thompson III, editor of Bird Watcher's Digest