A celebration of the world's favourite birds, as nominated by birders and conservationists worldwide
Birders worldwide were asked to tell us the top 10 favourite birds in their country and why. The responses included contributions from people from major organisations, such as Audubon and BirdLife, as well as bird lovers around the world, and formed the basis for the list of the 100 birds within this book. These include the most glamorous or extraordinary birds from the common to the less well-known: penguins to hummingbirds and toucans to cranes.
A quirky design and gift format give this bird book a distinctive edge. Beautiful photos support fascinating text, which explores the cultural associations and conservation stories of our favourite species, and what exactly makes them special.
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‘Excellent colour photos’
Derwent May, The Times
‘Whilst the text is very well written the photographs are a delight and worth getting the book for in their own right. The full page of the snowy owl image looked so realistic you thought Harry Potter would suddenly put his hand out from the side of the photograph. A fascinating book and a superb addition to anyone's bookshelves.’
Ray Collier, Highland News
‘Smashing book, beautifully written, presented and produced. After a hard day at work or out in the field, reach for this book, sit back with a cup of coffee and relax.’
‘This amazing book is not just for bird lovers, as almost everyone will appreciate the stunning photographs of these beautiful and majestic creatures’
Leicestershire & Rutland Life, Derbyshire Life and Hertfordshire Life
Stephen Moss has been a keen birder all his life, and has written a number of books on the subject. A journalist and broadcaster, he writes a monthly column for the Guardian, and contributes regularly to BBC Wildlife magazine. As a producer at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, his series include Birding with Bill Oddie, Springwatch and The Nature of Britain, presented by Alan Titchmarsh.
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Book Description Collins, London, 2007. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Library Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 016477
Book Description Collins, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007230257