• Hotspur's Revenge: A Review of Three Books

    One year ago - By 10,000 Birds

    • Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction
    • The Aliens Among Us: How Invasive Species Are Transforming the Planet - and Ourselves
    • The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us
    I am a human being, so I am entitled to, and I do, say that the starling is an ugly bird. But I can admire people who, even knowing of their depredations (on other birds, on crops, and on home siding - i.e., mine), nevertheless appreciate and celebrate starlings and starlingness, including their excellent mimicry. That was a...
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