Alumnus Nature Writer Releases Book on Real Angry Birds

CONWAY, Ark. (January 10, 2013) - Hendrix alumnus and National Geographic nature writer Mel White's latest book Angry Birds, 50 True Stories of the Fed Up, Feathered, and Furious was recently featured in a wonderful Arkansas Times story written by Leslie Newell Peacock.

Read the story here.

White, a 1972 Hendrix graduate, has written more than 40 stories for National Geographic Traveler and more than a dozen stories for National Geographic. He has also written or contributed to more than 20 travel and nature guidebooks, including Complete National Park Guide to the United States, Eastern Parklands, Guide to Small Town Escapes, and Guide to America's Outdoors - Southwest for National Geographic's book division. White's most recent travel book is The 10 Best of Everything National Parks.

He is a former copy editor and reporter for the Arkansas Democrat and associate editor and editor for Arkansas Times.

White discusses his writing career in this story.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.