Noted children’s author Sneed Collard III has a new nonfiction title coming out, Fire Birds.
Forest fires have been raging throughout the West, and equally heated controversies about what to do about them are also raging. Stepping into the fray, Collard explains the research of Biologist Dick Hutto and others who look at the effects of forest fires on birds and other living things. In the book, the author lists 15 species of bird that are closely associated with, and actually benefit from, forest fires. The book contains large color photographs and detailed sidebars of each species.
Collard has a strong writing style and conversational tone that really draw the reader in. Budding ornithologists and fire ecologists will find this title thought provoking and are likely to be inspired to find out more.
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