A Natural English Journey for Earth Day

April 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm (Events, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , )

Title: Birds of Selborne

Author: Gilbert White

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Length: 96 pgs.

This pocket sized series of letters from naturalist Gilbert White about the village of Selborne should be a part of every environmentalist’s collection.  White studied at Oriel College in Oxford and then spent years travelling around England.  Birds of Selborne is a segment of The Natural History of Selborne, a work he published after he returned home from his travels.

I love these little books, its a branch off of the Penguin Great Ideas series, an “English Journeys” collection of which this is number 19.  Much of this particular edition is filled with White’s bird watching adventures, but also covers things about the trees and weather as well.  If you’ve ever enjoyed the work of Darwin’s Origin of Species or Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Gilbert White is worth your while.

Tomorrow is Earth Day, don’t forget to check out your local bookstore and pick something up from the nature or gardening section to kick off your Sunday (after church, if you go).  Find a spot under some trees or in the sun to celebrate your Earth while you read.  Half Price Books in Humble will have Eco-friendly goodie bags to hand out to 50 customers, if you’re in the Humble area you should check it out.  If you’re in the Dallas area, there’s a tree planting event on April 28th: http://www.hpb.com/treeweek/

http://www.hpb.com/treeweek/

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