A Short Philosophy of Birds


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Philippe J. Dubois and Élise Rousseau | hardback | 176 pages | 2019

The greatest wisdom comes from the smallest creatures

There is so much we can learn from birds. Through twenty-two little lessons of wisdom inspired by how birds live, this charming french book will help you spread your wings and soar.

We often need the help from those smaller than us. Having spent a lifetime watching birds, Philippe and Élise – a French ornithologist and a philosopher – draw out the secret lessons that birds can teach us about how to live, and the wisdom of the natural world. Along the way you’ll discover why the robin is braver than the eagle, what the arctic tern can teach us about the joy of travel, and whether the head or the heart is the best route to love (as shown by the mallard and the penguin). By the end you will feel more in touch with the rhythms of nature and have a fresh perspective on how to live the fullest life you can.

Brilliant, magical and engrossing – I will never see birds the same way again – Peter Wohlleben, bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees

A little gem. So much wisdom to be drawn from the feathered world of birds – Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 150 × 200 × 10 mm