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The Secret Lives of Puffins

Chris Merkord
  • An intimate photographic and pen portrait of one of the world's favourite birds Mark Sisson (Photographer), Dominic Couzens (Author) Christopher Helm 2013 United Kingdom http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/the-secret-lives-of-puffins-9781408186671/

    Extent: 176

    Illustrations: Full colour photos throughout

    Dimensions: 254 x 210 mm

    English , Nearctic, Palearctic, , Auks (Alcidae), 09/05/2013 9781408186671 No value No value

Puffins are among the most instantly recognisable, iconic and well loved of birds. For many they are a highlight of the UK's summer coastline and their colourful appearance, comedy antics and approachability just add to their popularity. Several 'hotspot' are attracting high levels of interest in visits to their colonies. In spite of the high level of interest in, and appeal of, these birds there has been a surprising lack of books focused on Puffins as a species.


Award-winning wildlife photographer Mark Sisson has spent several years photographing Puffins and this new book combines images that beautifully encapsulate their charm and visual appeal with an accessible text written by leading wildlife writer Dominic Couzens. The book covers the birds' life cycle, behaviour, habitats and the current and future challenges that they face, along with many surprising facts and anecdotes.

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