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How to be a Bad Birdwatcher

by Simon Barnes

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher Synopsis

Look out of the window. See a bird. Enjoy it. Congratulations. You are now a bad birdwatcher. Anyone who has ever gazed up at the sky or stared out of the window knows something about birds. In this funny, inspiring, eye-opening book, Simon Barnes paints a riveting picture of how bird-watching has framed his life and can help us all to a better understanding of our place on this planet. How to be a bad birdwatcher shows why birdwatching is not the preserve of twitchers, but one of the simplest, cheapest and most rewarding pastimes around.

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher Press Reviews

A delightful ode to the wild world outside the kitchen window - leaves you with the warm feeling that a shared love conquers all - Will Cohu, Daily Telegraph A witty, perceptive book, thoughtful, instructive and full of simple wisdom. Daily Mail How to be a bad birdwatcher is a work of pure enthusiasm for the cause of birds and us. Unstuffy, democratically, it tries to help us derive good from things near at hand, everywhere, and it succeeds. The Spectator An amiable mix of memoir, the merits of binoculars, Charles Darwin, laughing gulls and how watching birds compares with his day job of watching England footballers. The Observer

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780720869
Publication date: 3rd May 2012
Author: Simon Barnes
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Wildlife: birds & birdwatching,

About Simon Barnes

Simon Barnes is the multi-award-winning chief sportswriter for the Times. He is also a novelist, nature writer and horseman, and the author of a dozen books, including the bestselling How to be a Bad Birdwatcher and The Meaning of Sport (Short Books). He lives in Suffolk with his family.

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