This wise and careful book is about two things. First, one small and engaging part of God's creation, the dusky seaside sparrow. Second, our desire for 'development,' for vacation homes without mosquitoes, for ducks to hunt, and even for a trip to the moon. These desires overwhelmed the bird, which is now no more, but thanks to Mark Walters it leaves behind a powerful testimony.
—Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature