The father of Minnesota ornithology, whose life
story opens a window on a lost world of nature and conservation in the
state's early days.
A Love Affair with Birds is the first full biography of Thomas Sadler Roberts. Bird enthusiast,
doctor, author, curator, educator, conservationist: every chapter in
Roberts' life is also a chapter in the state's history, and in his
story acclaimed author Sue Leaf, an avid bird enthusiast and nature lover
herself, captures a true Minnesota character and his time.
Sue Leaf is the author of Potato City: Nature, History, and Community in the Age of Sprawl and The Bullhead Queen: A Year on Pioneer Lake (Minnesota, 2009), a finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards. Trained as
a zoologist, she now writes on environmental topics. She is president
of the Wild River Audubon Society of east-central Minnesota.
Books are in-stock now. Hardcover: $29.95