The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature's Most Elusive Birds by Leigh Calvez

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A New York Times bestseller for fans of H is for Hawk


Join naturalist Leigh Calvez as she explores the secret world of owls, from owl-watching to avian science--often in the dead of night. These creatures have a certain mystery about them, which is just part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez relays scientific facts and observations in entertaining, accessible ways while also exploring questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology.

#9 on the New York Times Best Seller list (Animal Books)
PNBA bestseller
2016 Washington State Book Award Finalist

 "Leigh Calvez enters the world of owls with a sense of wonder as wide-eyed as her subjects. The reader shares every discovery along the way in this winning and heartfelt exploration."
--Thor Hanson, author of Feathers and Bartholomew Quill

 "Almost like spying on the neighbors, Leigh joins the brother- and sisterhood of nocturnal birders who track and measure night birds for science and for love.
--Kathleen Alcalá, author of The Deepest Roots

"Calvez probes the forest at night in search of answers to the mystery [of owls], exploring topics such as owl calls, social behavior and mythology attached to the species."
--The Chicago Tribune

LEIGH CALVEZ is a scientist and nature writer whose work has been published in American Nature Writing 2003 and Between Species: Celebrating the Dolphin-Human Bond in addition to Ocean Realm, The Ecologist, The Christian Science Monitor, the Seattle Times, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She is the author of The Breath of a Whale and Whale Watching Adventures on the Pacific Coast.

Sasquatch Books

Pub Date: August 16, 2016

0.7" H x 7.4" L x 5.4" W 

224 pages