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Birds Britannica by Mark Cocker
Book DescriptionBirds 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780701169077
(288mm x 225mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Cocker
Crow Country (The Birds and the Bees), Paperback (May 2016)
One night the author followed the roiling, deafening flock of rooks and jackdaws which regularly passed over his Norfolk home on their way to roost in the Yare valley. Journeying across Britain, through failures, magical successes and epiphanies, the author uncovers the mysteries of these birds' inner lives.
Claxton, Paperback (October 2015)
In 2001 the author moved to Claxton, a small village in Norfolk. In a series of daily writings spanning the course of a year he explores his relationship to the landscape he lives in, to nature and to all the living things around him. This book is a celebration of the wonder that lies in our everyday experience.
Peregrine, Paperback (March 2015)
Reissue of J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing
Birds and People, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by Mark Cocker
There are 10,500 species of bird worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their glorious colours and their beautiful songs. This title describes and maps the entire spectrum of our engagements with birds, drawing in themes of history, literature, art, cuisine, language, lore, politics and the environment.
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Author Biography - Mark Cocker
Mark Cocker is one of Britain's foremost writers on nature and contributes regularly to the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, as well as BBC Radio Four. His six other books deal with modern responses to wilderness, whether found in landscape, human societies or in other species, including a biography, Richard Meinerzthagen, shortlisted for the Angel Prize. He recently won a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to study the cultural importance of birds in West Africa. Richard Mabey is 'Britain's greatest living nature writer' (The Times) and the force behind the Britannica series. Among his acclaimed publications are Food for Free, Gilbert White (Whitbread Biography of the Year) Nature Cure, Beechcombings and Flora Britannica, which won the British Book Awards' Illustrated Book of the Year and the Botanical Society of the British Isles' President's Award. He also collaborated with Peter Marren on Bugs Britannica.
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