[Free Best] A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts Author Sue Leaf – Selindameditasyon.com

A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts Imagine a Minneapolis so small that, on calm days, the roar of St Anthony Falls could be heard in town, a time when passenger pigeons roosted in neighborhood oak trees Now picture a dapper professor conducting his ornithology class the university s first by streetcar to Lake Harriet for a morning of bird watching The students were mostly young women in sunhats, sailor tops, and long skirts, with binoculars strung around their necks The professor was Thomas Sadler Roberts , a doctor for three decades, a bird lover virtually from birth, the father of Minnesota ornithology, and the man who, perhaps than any other, promoted the study of the state s natural history A Love Affair with Birds is the first full biography of this key figure in Minnesota s pastRoberts came to Minnesota as a boy and began keeping detailed accounts of Minneapolis s birds These journals, which became the basis for his landmark work The Birds of Minnesota, also inform this book, affording a view of the state s rich avian life in its early days and of a young man whose passion for birds and practice of medicine among Minneapolis s elite eventually dovetailed in his launching of the beloved Bell Museum of Natural HistoryBird enthusiast, doctor, author, curator, educator, conservationist every chapter in Roberts s life is also a chapter in the state s history, and in his story acclaimed author Sue Leaf an avid bird enthusiast and nature lover herself captures a true Minnesota character and his time

10 thoughts on “A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

  1. John John says:

    Thomas Sadler Roberts 1858 1946 moved from Philadelphia to Minneapolis with his family when he was a boy, and when the Twin Cities were still in their youthtwin villages than cities.He became an avid ornithologist birder early in life His profession as a grownup was that of doctor, and he delivered many of the

  2. Tyler Tyler says:

    I read this book as a candidate for the 2014 Minnesota Book Award finalist in the category of Minnesota At first I was a bit leery of the book as I am by no means an ornithologist but found it to bebiographical than I was expecting Not only that but it was very well written The narrative was vibrant and approachabl

  3. Terry Terry says:

    What a wonderful biography I m not sure why I enjoyed this so much It s a great natural history of Industrial Age Minneapolis and Minnesota for that matter While it chronicles the destruction of some of the natural beauty in my town, it also gives hope that some environmental disasters can be turned around like the retu

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