A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching: Getting to Know the World's Most Misunderstood Bird

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$14.99  $13.94
Workman Publishing
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5.0 X 6.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Rosemary Mosco is a science writer and artist, and she's passionate about sharing her love for the natural world. She writes and draws the science webcomic Bird and Moon and makes the urban nature webcomic Your Wild City in collaboration with fellow First Second author Maris Wicks.

Mosco has served in communications roles for nonprofits such as Mass Audubon and NPS, written for nature publications, and led unique nature walks. She holds an MS from UVM's Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning Program.

If she could explore any place in the solar system, Mosco would travel to Jupiter's moon Europa. Then she'd come back home and visit her favorite nature preserves on Earth, where she'd observe all the strange creatures and think about the possibilities for life on other planets.
"This book will change what you think about pigeons! With loads of eye-opening pigeon science, delivered in playful and engaging style by Rosemary Mosco's text and illustrations, A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching you will help you gain a whole new appreciation of these smart, savvy, and adaptable birds whose lives are so intertwined with ours."
--David Allen Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Birds

"We scorn pigeons for their commonness, but their ubiquity speaks to their talents. Past civilizations domesticated them and brought them wherever they went, for pigeons were loved and prized--as messengers, as producers of fertilizer, as meat on the plate. With her trademark wit and artistic charms, Mosco gives us a hundred reasons to rekindle the love affair. A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching is part field guide, part history, part ornithology primer, and altogether fun!"
--Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff and Grunt

"So joyful that it's almost effervescent, A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching will convert even the grumpiest pigeon skeptics into being, at the very least, pigeon-curious. Readers will never hear the cooing in a city park or watch a preening flock of pigeons the same way again."
--Foreward Reviews

"A gifted communicator, Rosemary Mosco makes every science subject both fascinating and fun--as they should be. This delightful look at the world of pigeons is a treasure."
--Kenn Kaufman, editor of Kaufman Field Guides

"A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching is my favorite kind of book: one that teaches you everything you could want to know about a single fascinating topic in a way that is accessible, charming, and hilarious."
--Ryan North, New York Times bestselling author of How to Invent Everything

"Sparkling, witty prose, loaded with relatable pop-culture references and enhanced with charming cartoons, A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching is a seductive draw into the multilayered world of pigeons. This little book will sneak up and drop a load of solid ornithology on the unsuspecting reader."
--Julie Zickefoose, author of Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay