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- DescriptionMore than ninety years on, A.H. Chisholm's classic Mateship with Birds is still as fresh and inspirational as an early-morning walk in the bush, the air resounding with birdsong. His account of the secret lives of birds - their seasonal doings and their complex relationships - reflects his patient and detailed observations, and his deep enjoyment of the Australian bush and all its inhabitants. This is t just a book for bird-lovers. Chisholm's charming and often humorous prose reveals a man who loves words as well as birds. His style of writing and the historical photographs accompanying his text provide a gentle record of a period that already feels like 'the old days'. But Chisholm wrote with an urgent message to the future. He could clearly see the threat that 'the moving finger of Civilisation' posed to birdlife, and his account of the tragic demise of the Paradise Parrot ends with this passionate exhortation: 'What are the bird-lovers of Australia going to do about this matter of vanishing Parrots? Surely it is a subject worthy of the closest attention of all good Australians.' In the reissuing of this book, with a new foreword by Sean Dooley, we hour these words, and offer his delight in 'the loveliest and the best of Nature's children' to a new generation.
- Author BiographyA. H. Chisholm (1890-1977) was a nature writer who also worked as an editor at the Daily Mail (Brisbane) and the Argus (Melbourne).
- PrizesWinner of Stella Prize 2013.
- Author(s)A. H. Chisholm,A.H. Chisholm
- PublisherScribe Publications
- Date of Publication24/10/2013
- SubjectNatural History: Animal & Wildlife
- Place of PublicationCarlton North
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintScribe Publications
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width133 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Introduction byC. J. Dennis
- Foreword bySean Dooley
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
- Edition StatementRe-issue
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