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A Love Affair with Birds free pdf Imagine a Minneapolis so small that, on calm days, the roar of St. Anthony Falls could be heard in town, a time when passenger pigeons roosted in neighborhood oak trees. Now picture a dapper professor conducting his ornithology class (the university s first) by streetcar to Lake Harriet for a morning of bird-watching. The students were mostly young women in sunhats, sailor tops, and long skirts, with binoculars strung around their necks. The professor was Thomas Sadler Roberts (1858 1946), a doctor for three decades, a bird lover virtually from birth, the father of Minnesota ornithology, and the man who, perhaps more than any other, promoted the study of the state s natural history. "A Love Affair with Birds" is the first full biography of this key figure in Minnesota s past.Roberts came to Minnesota as a boy and began keeping detailed accounts of Minneapolis s birds. These journals, which became the basis for his landmark work "The Birds of Minnesota," also inform this book, affording a view of the state s rich avian life in its early days and of a young man whose passion for birds and practice of medicine among Minneapolis s elite eventually dovetailed in his launching of the beloved Bell Museum of Natural History.Bird enthusiast, doctor, author, curator, educator, conservationist: every chapter in Roberts s life is also a chapter in the state s history, and in his story acclaimed author Sue Leaf an avid bird enthusiast and nature lover herself captures a true Minnesota character and his time."

About Sue Leaf

Sue Leaf is the author of "Potato City: Nature, History, and Community in the Age of Sprawl" and "The Bullhead Queen: A Year on Pioneer Lake" (Minnesota, 2009), a finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards. She is the president of the Wild River Audubon Society of east-central Minnesota.

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Author : Sue Leaf
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
Data Published : 01 May 2013
ISBN : 0816675643
EAN : 9780816675647
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 296 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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