Birds Britannica

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A handsome, easy-to-read, comprehensive cultural study, species by species, of all the birds in Britain, “Birds Britannica” is a ‘bird book’ like no other, a magnificent achievement and a unique work of huge importance for both ornithologist and non-ornithologist alike.

“Birds Britannica” is in fact 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, the book captures the essence of why birds matter.

"A national monument ...The wider wonders of bird life rise from the pages of Birds Britannica like a distant flock of winter waders' _The Sunday Times_

'British bird life has found its perfect encyclopaedist ... The book is a triumph' _The Guardian_
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Weight 0.000000
Author Richard Mabey
Availability IP
Department DUMP code
Format Hardback Large XL
ISBN 9780701180072
Publisher Chatto & Windus
Section Unalocated
Size Unfolded 29x23cm
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