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What the Robin Knows - by Jon Young (Paperback)

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  • Award-winning naturalist and author Jon Young's What the Robin Knows reveals how understanding bird language and behavior can help us to see more wildlife.A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tuning in to their vocalizations and behavior, we can acquire much of this wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit; and the birds' companion calls and warning alarms are just as important as their songs.
  • About the Author: JON YOUNG grew up in New Jersey and was mentored from the age of ten as a naturalist and tracker in a Native American tradition.
  • 272 Pages
  • Nature, Birdwatching Guides

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About the Book



How understanding bird language and behavior can help us to see more wildlife.



Book Synopsis



Award-winning naturalist and author Jon Young's What the Robin Knows reveals how understanding bird language and behavior can help us to see more wildlife.

A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tuning in to their vocalizations and behavior, we can acquire much of this wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit; and the birds' companion calls and warning alarms are just as important as their songs.

Deep bird language is an ancient discipline, perfected by Indigenous peoples the world over, and science is finally catching up. This groundbreaking book unites the Indigenous knowledge and the author's own experience of more than four decades in the field to lead us toward a deeper connection to the animals and, in the end, a deeper connection to ourselves.

"This elegant book will deepen the kinship between humans and other species. It decodes our common language."--Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives?and Save Theirs



From the Back Cover



Jon Young knows birds, and you will too after reading his marvelous book. You ll discover a universal bird language that will speak to you wherever you go outdoors. Every nature lover should read this book. Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children and John Muir: My Life with Nature
A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tuning in to their vocalizations and behavior, we can acquire much of this wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit; and the birds companion calls and warning alarms are just as important as their songs. Deep bird language is an ancient discipline, perfected by Native peoples the world over, and science is finally catching up. This groundbreaking book unites the indigenous knowledge, the latest research, and the author s own experience of four decades in the field to lead us toward a deeper connection to the animals and, in the end, a deeper connection to ourselves.
Jon Young is one of the heroes of the new nature movement . . . This elegant book will deepen the kinship between humans and other species. It decodes our common language. Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods
. . . a brilliant work, born of a lifetime of listening, teaching, and tracking what really matters . . . Jon Young s work replenishes our humanity. David Abram, author of Becoming Animal and The Spell of the Sensuous
[AU PHOTO] JON YOUNG grew up in New Jersey and was mentored from the age of ten as a naturalist and tracker in a Native American tradition. Now married with six children, his passion for teaching the benefits of truly experiencing the natural world has only grown.
To access the audio collection of bird language vocalizations online, visit www.hmhbooks.com/whattherobinknows or scan here: [QR symbol]
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Review Quotes




"This book will enhance our own ability to learn what the nestlings learn."- Birding Business "Don't tell lifelong birder Jon Young that robins are boring. He can sit still in his yard, watching and listending for the moment when robins and other birds no longer perceive him as a threat. Then he can begin to hear what the birds say to each other, warning about nearby hawks, cats, or competitors. Young's book will teach you how you, too, can understand birds and their fascinating behaviors." - BirdWatching "A sophisticated guide for amateur bird watchers and a door-opener for newbies." - Kirkus "Though primarily geared toward birders and naturalists rather than lay readers, this passionate instruction manual offers enjoyable anecdotes." - Publishers Weekly  --




About the Author



JON YOUNG grew up in New Jersey and was mentored from the age of ten as a naturalist and tracker in a Native American tradition. Now married with six children, his passion for teaching the benefits of experiencing the natural world has only grown.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Birdwatching Guides
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Jon Young
Language: English
Street Date: May 21, 2013
TCIN: 14521709
UPC: 9780544002302
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-5042
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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