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Birds and people / Mark Cocker and David Tipling ; with specialist research by and the support of Jonathan Elphick and John Fanshawe.

(Author). Tipling, David, (Added Author). Elphick, Jonathan. (Added Author). Fanshawe, John. (Added Author).
  • ISBN: 9780224081740
  • ISBN: 0224081748
  • Description: 592 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape,

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-549) and indexes.
Summary: "Part natural history and part cultural study, this book describes and maps the entire spectrum of human engagements with birds, drawing in themes of history, literature, art, cuisine, language, lore, politics, and the environment. Vast in both scope and scale, it draws upon Mark Cocker's 40 years of observing and thinking about birds to celebrate this relationship. The book is as important for its visual riches as it is for its groundbreaking content, as one of Europe's best wildlife photographers has traveled in 39 countries on seven continents to produce a breathtaking and unique collection of photographs. The author solicited contributions from people worldwide, and personal anecdotes and stories have come from more than 600 individuals of 81 different nationalities, ranging from university academics to Mongolian eagle hunters, and from Amerindian shamans to highly celebrated writers. The sheer multitude of voices in this global chorus means that it is both a source book on why we cherish birds and a powerful testament to their importance for all humanity"--Amazon.com, viewed October 9, 2013
Subject: Birds.
Birds > Social aspects.
Human-animal relationships.
Animals and civilization.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Birds & people