Mark Cocker & Richard Mabey
Eight years in the making, over a quarter of a million words, and with 450 colour photos, Birds Britannica is a unique work on the cultural importance of birds. It traces the intricate pattern of relations between us and them, but the book also includes special grassroots contributions from more than 500 people. These accounts say as much about ourselves as they tell of our most beautiful wild companions and include local names, old beliefs, humorous anecdotes, field observations - often of remarkable behaviour - together with simple tales of joy and wonder, occasionally woe. Together they make Birds Britannica a fascinating 'Domesday' chronicle that explains why birds matter and why we care. 450 pages.
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