• The Ascent of Birds by John Reilly

    11 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Every once in a while you stumble on a new natural history book that seems destined to be a classic. Is that a bold enough opening to convey how much I enjoyed The Ascent of Birds by John Reilly, new this spring from Pelagic Publishing?
    Ambitious in scope, The Ascent of Birds takes on the whole history of avian evolution from before the K-Pg boundary to the present day. It also takes on the briefer but still intensely interesting history of how we know what we know about bird evolution, and why that knowledge is currently in flux (a topic of interest to anyone who's ever opened a field...
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