The Meaning of Birds

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Product Details

Price
$26.95
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
7.5 X 1.2 X 7.3 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781681776262

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About the Author

Simon Barnes was the chief sportswriter for the Times of London. He is the author of several books, including the bestselling How to be a Bad Birdwatcher as well as The Meaning of Birds, which is available from Pegasus Books. He lives in England.

Reviews

Passionate, inviting, even lyrical. Barnes provides a companionable view of why we love birds, their lives, and futures.
Barnes infuses this playful, conversational exploration of the relationship of birds to humanity with a sense of well-informed wonder. He demonstrates patient attention to the world around him, combining thoughtful scholarship with a skill for conveying particulars in accessible language. A generous volume.
Glowing praise for birds from the prolific nature writer and novelist, who is filled with great affection and admiration for our feathered friends. The core message of this delightful book will appeal to birders everywhere.
Barnes' fascinating with the avian world is at the heart of this book, a passion shared through engaging, often lively and always conversational text.
[Barnes's] premise is that people need birds, and if we pay attention to them, they can help us understand the world we share. Illustrated with stunning black-and-white illustrations.
A wise and witty celebration of birds.
An eclectic and often witty volume that aims to show how birds live their lives and in doing so, how they've touched on ours.
A celebration of birds and how they help us understand the world we live in.
Barnes explores our fascination with birds and the importance they have played in our understanding of the world, from Darwin's finches to the intercontinental migration of birds.