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The Meaning of Birds Hardcover – September 8, 2016
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'He has an eye for the telling detail ... a very attractive range of reference ... More seriously, he has particularly important points to make about the way birds define places and are in turn defined by them, about the deep human responses to birdsong and the avian capacity for flight, and about our special fascination with raptors' TLS. 'A wise and witty celebration of birds' The Countryman. 'A celebration of birds and how they help us understand the world we live in' Nature's Home. 'Eclectic and often witty volume that aims to show how birds live their lives and in doing so, how they've touched on ours' BBC Countryfile (Great gifts for book lovers this Christmas). 'A well written, heartfelt book about the wonders of birds ... a real pleasure to read. It is a book that can be dipped into without losing anything, and most importantly conveys his deep passion for his subject' Nudge Book. 'Simon frequently relaxes his prose, allowing the words to breathe a little more, in a manner appropriate to his subjects ... He is a fine professional writer who enjoys his craft' Bird Watch. 'Barnes' fascination with the avian world is at the heart of this book, a passion shared through engaging, often lively and always conversational text' BBC Wildlife. 'Finely illustrated and wonderfully tactile, Barnes ranges from pheasant and buzzard to vulture and great auk in this packed birding tome' NFU Countryside.
About the Author
Simon Barnes is the multi-award-winning former chief sportswriter for The Times. He is also a novelist, nature writer and horseman, and the author of over 20 books, including the bestselling How to be a Bad Birdwatcher.
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