Better Living Through Birding : Notes From A Black Man In The Natural World by Christian Cooper
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Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World is an exceptional addition to your book collection. This captivating account by Christian Cooper, a highly regarded birder in Central Park, offers valuable insights into his experiences and the wisdom he has gained. As a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, this book delves into Cooper’s keen senses, which prove equally effective at protests and in parks. It explores the profound lessons he has learned through observing birds, such as the Common Grackle, which can teach us about self-acceptance.
Cooper’s story is an inspirational journey of claiming and defending personal and collective spaces. The book takes readers on vibrant birding expeditions across various continents, including Africa, Australia, the Americas, and the Himalayas. Through his explorations, Cooper shares life-changing moments that will resonate with anyone seeking to appreciate the beauty of nature and the profound messages it imparts.
If you are an avid nature enthusiast or wish to explore the wonders of the natural world, this remarkable Hardcover book is an absolute must-read. Feed your fandom and embark on a captivating journey through the pages of Better Living Through Birding.
Chris Cooper – From Central Park to Activism: A Journey of Discovery and Responsibility
Well, thank you so much for that kind introduction and especially for the introduction of Chris. Thank you all for being here. It’s such a joy and I’m so excited to speak with Chris, whose book I have had the pleasure of reading. I’ll just jump right into it with Chris because there’s a lot to cover in his book. It traces the course of what is somewhat extraordinary life, or at least one thing the reader comes away with is that the incident in Central Park was a big moment in Chris’ life, but in many ways, if not for what came afterward, it might be just another colorful moment in an otherwise very colorful life that he talks about in the book. So, to begin, I want to ask Chris a little bit about blackbirds, which are an essential theme in the book and a lovely type of bird. Chris says blackbirds can take a while to understand and appreciate for who and what they truly are, and he relates them to himself in some ways. So, I wonder if he can talk about his journey in discovering who he truly is in those early years and how blackbirds offered a refuge for him…