Sightings by Sam Keen
Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds

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Sam Keen, the New York Times best-selling author of Fire in the Belly, has spent a lifetime reflecting on nature. In Sightings, a collection of essays, bird watching forms the basis for observations spiritual and soulful, witty and wise. He describes his childhood ramblings in the silence of the Tennessee wilderness as feeling distinctly more spiritual than the hard pews of his grandmother's church. Later in life, the presumed extinction and subsequent rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker prompts a meditation on the nature of the sacred. Blessed with moments of beauty and the insight to recognize them as such, Keen translates the marvels of nature into the language of heart and soul.

About Sam Keen

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Sam Keen, a former professor of philosophy and religion, and past editor of Psychology Today, is a lecturer and consultant. His work was featured in the PBS special, Bill Moyers: Your Mythic Journey with Sam Keen. He lives in Sonoma, California. Mary Woodin is a UK-based illustrator.
Published June 24, 2011 by Chronicle Books LLC. 132 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Spirituality & Practice

Keen's way of looking at things enriches our respect for the birds and all their mysteries.

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