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Birds and People

Cocker, Mark/ Tipling, David

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ISBN 10: 0224081748 / ISBN 13: 9780224081740
Verlag: Jonathan Cape, 2013
Neu Zustand: New Hardcover
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The definitive groundbreaking book on the relationship between birds and humankind, with contributions from more than 600 bird enthusiasts from all over the world.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. Endorsed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Birdlife International. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 14189

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Titel: Birds and People

Verlag: Jonathan Cape

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: New

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"This is a uniquely beautiful and engrossing volume, absolutely drenched in knowledge and love - and more loaded with narrative than any wildlife book I’ve encountered before. It has literature, history, philosophy, folklore, travelogue, biography... Anyone who is interested in natural history will want a copy." (Jim Crace)

"Birds and People is one of the great naturalist books of our time." (Christopher Hart Sunday Times)

"Full of intense pleasure." (Derwent May The Times)

"A sumptuous encyclopedia of humanity’s relationship with birds." (Sunday Times)

"Encyclopedic and spellbinding... The sparkling prose never flags, and it is marvelously illustrated by the photographs of David Tipling." (Independent)

"Sumptuous and poignant... Birds and People is a beautiful anthem to the history and diversity of the relationship between birds and human beings." (Ruth Padel Independent)

"If ever a book was timely, it is this gorgeously produced 600-page compendium of ornith- logical facts, images, myths and narratives." (John Burnside New Statesman)

"David Tipling’s photographs...are irresistible. They are a feast of colour, history, display and insight... This treasure possesses the timelessness and the authority of a genuine magnum opus. It is encyclopaedic in its reach, covering birds in art, literature, dress, heraldry, industry, commerce, cooking, hunting, farming, philosophy, folklore and delight. It stretches way beyond natural history, but that is in there too. A book for all birds and all people." (John Lister-Kaye Scotland on Sunday)

"In 600 pages enlivened with David Tipling’s photographs, Mark Cocker has built a magnificent avian ark: a book of everything birdy and birdish, and worth saving from countless and enduring entanglements with Homo sapiens... These pages are rich, sustaining and magically suggestive – all at the same time." (Tim Dee BBC Wildlife)

"Birds and People is primarily a way of looking at our own complex history, through the prism of nature. It is also a beautiful volume, not least because of David Tipling’s excellent photographs... The results are stunning." (Stephen Moss Sunday Telegraph)

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