Individual Author Record
Name: Ben GelmanPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1921 in New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHe lived in Carbondale, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationBen Gelman is a southern Illinois naturalist and ornithologist. He was the Sunday editor and a columnist for the Southern Illinois.
Titles At Your Library
Bird Watching with Ben
ISBN: 0809312220 Southern Illinois University Press. 1985
Ben Gelman likes birds. He is a writer and editor, not a scientist, not an ornithologist. Yet for the past half century he has been doing what ornithologists dowatching birds, studying them, counting them, keeping lists of species, writing about them.
Gelman’s approach is personal, conversational, not technicalan invitation to go bird watching with a knowledgeable, enthusiastic friend. He shares what he has seen and what can be seen in Southern Illinois.
Roger Tory Peterson concludes his Foreword to Bird Watching with Ben with this endorsement: But I must let Ben tell about the birds he has seen in these ornithological hotspots [in southern Illinois] as well as those which visit him around his home. You will enjoy his observations and insights as I have.”