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Birds Britannia


Chris Merkord
  • Why the British Fell in Love with Birds Stephen Moss Collins Press 2011

    Stephen Moss pursued a career in broadcasting and writing about birds and wildlife after studying English Literature at Cambridge. He is based at the BBC Natural History Unit at Bristol, where his series include Springwatch, Birding with Bill Oddie, and The Nature of Britain. He has also written a number of books, including A Bird in the Bush, and This Birding Life: The Best of The Guardian's Birdwatch Column.

    English , Palearctic, , United Kingdom, 03/31/2011 0007413440 9780007413447 No value No value

Birds and bird lore provide a fascinating window onto our social and cultural history, and can tell us much about our changing relationship with the British landscape, our people and society.

 

We Brits love our birds. They hold a special place in our hearts – whether it's the sound of birdsong on a spring morning, the sight of a Barn Owl hunting on a summer's evening, or a Robin perched on our garden spade. In this book, Stephen Moss focusses on some of our most beloved and charismatic birds. He explores their fascinating biology, and their place in the evolving culture and history of the British people.

 

The author delves into the worlds of Sea Birds (Puffin, Sea Eagle and Gannet), Water Birds (Kingfisher, Swan and Avocet), Countryside Birds (Red Grouse, Nightingale and Skylark ) and Town & Garden Birds (Robin, House Sparrow and Magpie), weaving their stories together to tell four very different stories about the changing face of Britain.

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