Bird Stories From Burroughs – Sketches of Bird Life Taken From the Works of John Burroughs

This is John Burroughs' 1871 work, "Bird Stories from John Burroughs". It is a fantastic collection of short descriptions - or, sketches - of the lives and habits of many birds commonly found in the U.S.. Profusely illustrated and written in simple but beautiful language, "Bird Stories from John Burroughs" will appeal to all lovers of nature writing, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Burroughs' wonderful work. Contents include: "The Bluebird", "The Robin", "The Flicker", "The Cowbird", "The Chipping Sparrow", "The Chewink", "The Brown Thrasher", "The House Wren", "The Song Sparrow", etc. John Burroughs (1837 - 1921) was an American naturalist, essayist, and active member of the U.S. conservation movement. Burroughs' work was incredibly popular during his lifetime, and his legacy has lived on in the form of twelve U.S. Schools named after him, Burroughs Mountain, and the John Burroughs Association-which publicly recognizes well-written and illustrated natural history publications. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.