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Birds Britannica

by Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey

The Real World

LoveReading View on Birds Britannica

This has got to be the most beautiful book of the season.  It is not a bird recognition guide but a bird appreciation book with beautiful illustrations accompanying a chatty, highly informative text.  Spotted with history, literature, facts and some lovely anecdotes, it is a truly magnificent work; highly recommended.

Sarah Broadhurst

Birds Britannica Synopsis

Birds Britannica is neither an identification guide nor a behavioural study (though both these subjects enter its field). It covers cultural links; social history; birds as food; ecology; the lore and language of birds; myths, art, literature and music; anecdotes, birdsong and rare facts; modern developments; migration, the seasons and our sense of place. An attempt to describe the interaction of birds and humans, it captures the essence of why birds matter.

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ISBN: 9780701169077
Publication date: 01/09/2005
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780701169077
Publication date: 1st September 2005
Author: Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Hardback
Genres: The Real World,

About Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey

Mark Cocker, of whom Birding World wrote 'Cocker is undoubtedly the best contemporary writer on birding issues', is the author of the bestselling Birders and a biography of Britain's most colourful ornithologist, Richard Meinertzhagen. He has been birding for more than 30 years, and writes on birds and environmental issues for The Times and the Independent. He has been awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to study the birds of West Africa. Richard Mabey is Britain's foremost nature writer, as famous for the beauty of his prose as for his exceptional knowledge and insights. His previous books include Food for ...

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