By Stephen Bodio
Pigeons have been most likely the 1st birds to be domesticated, 6000 years in the past within the center East, and feature been bred right into a multiplicity of varieties and hues unsuspected by way of these well-known simply with the ordinary birds of parks and barnyards. Bodio chanced on the pleasures of pigeon-keeping as a toddler; during this affec tionate yet unsentimental memoir, he celebrates such different elements of the pastime as racing homing pigeons, breeding infrequent decorative types, and easily having fun with observing his flock in flight. He additionally describes his reports and relationships with a pleasant collection of fellow pigeon fanatics, an interesting workforce of people. properly written, either unique and informative, this can be a delightful if probably now not crucial addition to renowned typical background collections; its charm are not restricted to chook fanatics.
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Aloft: A Meditation on Pigeons and Pigeon-Flying by Stephen Bodio