A Psychotronics Association biography from 1979. "Christopher Bird, is a writer who came into the biocommunications field while researching a biographical study of the late Dr. Wilhelm Reich. After receiving his B.A. in Biology at Harvard University (1951) and a Certificate in Chinese at Yale University (1950) he completed the course work for an M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Hawaii (1957). He is currently a candidate for the Ph..D. degree in Russian Area Studies at American University. After his military service, he became Washington Representative for the Rand Development Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio, whose president, Dr. H. J. Rand, was one of the first to undertake private negotiations with the Soviet Union for the purchase of technical devices and information. Fluent in French and Russian, Mr. Bird has been an editor of the Gallatin Annual of International Business and a correspondent for Time Magazine in Yugoslavia".
He died in 1996. His obituary noted: "Christopher Bird, a writer whose books "The Secret Life of Plants" and "The Divining Hand: The 500-Year-Old Mystery of Dowsing" drew good-natured skepticism and some praise from critics...The cause was a stroke he suffered at home, said his wife, Shabari-Lynda.
"Mr. Bird, whose family said he served with the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1950's, was best known for "The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Men" (1973), which he wrote in collaboration with Peter Tompkins...
"His first marriage ended in divorce, and his second wife died. He married his third wife, Shabari-Lynda Boland, in 1991."