Book Notes from the UUC Science Book Group

Tuesday, February 8, 7:00–8:30 p.m. via Zoom

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Cover of A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul

This Tuesday, February 8, 2022 we are beginning our discussion of A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul. We will discuss roughly the first half of the book on February 8 and then will finish the discussion of the whole book on Tuesday, February 22.

Please note: Though there are a lot of holds on the book at Seattle Public Library, almost all of them are “paused holds” so you should easily be able to check out a copy.

New York Times Bestseller
An exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration.

Drawing on his own extensive fieldwork, in A World on the Wing Weidensaul unveils with dazzling prose the miracle of nature taking place over our heads.

In the past two decades, our understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch has exploded. What we’ve learned of these key migrations―how billions of birds circumnavigate the globe, flying tens of thousands of miles between hemispheres on an annual basis―is nothing short of extraordinary.

This breathtaking work of nature writing from Pulitzer Prize finalist Scott Weidensaul also introduces readers to those scientists, researchers, and bird lovers trying to preserve global migratory patterns in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges.

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