Books by Scott Weidensaul

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Students of early American history will be the most attentive audience for the book, but any reader who picks it up will get a very real picture of what it was like to live and die in the New World."
Creating a new civilization is a bloody, destructive and morally withering business; for proof, one need look no further than frontier American life. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Highly readable, ideal for bird lovers and history buffs alike."
From Pulitzer Prize finalist Weidensaul (Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul, 2005, etc.), a popular history of one of the country's fastest-growing pastimes: birding. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"A carefully documented, well-informed conclusion that the jury's still out."
Naturalist Weidensaul (The Ghost with Trembling Wings, 2002, etc.) assesses where Americans stand as stewards of their natural environment's amazing diversity. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Fascinating. A delight for anyone interested in bird life and issues of extinction and endangerment."
Informed musings on humanity's relationship with nature and the extinction of animal species. Read full book review >
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Released: April 1, 1999

"Intelligent and broadly inquisitive, Weidensaul provides the kind of revelatory anecdote that allows lay birders (and any other reader) to ratchet their appreciation of the avian world up a significant notch. (maps)"
A tidy and, for all its depth, nimble summation of current thinking on bird migration and attendant environmental themes from Weidensaul (Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians, not reviewed). Read full book review >