The Running Sky: A Bird-Watching Life

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The Running Sky records a lifetime of looking at birds. Begining in summer with clouds of breeding seabirds in Shetland and ending with crepuscular nightjars like giant moths in the heart of England, Tim Dee maps his own observations and encounters over four decades of tracking birds across the globe. He tells of near-global birds like sparrows, starlings and ravens, and exotic species, like electrically coloured hummingbirds in California and bee-eaters and broadbills in Africa. In doing so he brilliantly restores us to the primacy of looking, the thrill of watching, and takes us outside, again and again, to stand - with or without binoculars - under the storm of life over our heads, and to marvel once more at what is flying about us.

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" The Running Sky has the makings of a classic. It's beautifully written, extraordinarily vigilant, and very moving. Most remarkable of all, it manages to give a sense of the bird world as being something which embraces and contains our own - which means that, as we read it, we learn a lot about ourselves as well as the fellow creatures flying through, over and around our own lives" ( Andrew Motion)

"Lyrical...sure to become a genuine addition to the literature of birds" ( Daily Express)

"What makes his book wonderful is his passion... He captures the thrill and puzzlement of watching birds as I have never previously seen it captured" ( Sunday Herald)

"Its author has a forensic eye for detail and a gift for poetry...an intimate and erudite account... he is in the front rank of contributors to the literature of natural history" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Serious and playful...creates a powerful and intensely poetic paean to what others have called the wonder of birds" ( Guardian)

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An extraordinary, inspiring book about a lifetime of observing birds, already acclaimed as a classic

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