WAITING FOR THE ALBINO DUNNOCK


WAITING FOR THE ALBINO DUNNOCK

ROSAMOND RICHARDSON    Book Number: 83433    Product format: Hardback

'I came to bird watching late, and immediately loved being away from the noise and business of the world. Waiting for birds became a favourite pastime.' The familiar co-presenter of BBC Two's Discovering Hedgerows now writes regularly for Britain's biggest-selling bird magazine Bird Watching. Her book explores the world of birds through the seasons of a single year, describing encounters with particular birds in the landscapes of East Anglia where she is rooted. Travelling to Cambridgeshire and Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, the Essex woods, Dunwich Forest, the Ouse Washes, and onwards to Spain, Wales, Northern Greece, wild Macedonia and the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Cairngorms, she found that the ordinary experience of bird watching is extraordinary. The beauty of birds has the power to change lives as it did the author's. As in the case of the all-but-legendary Snow Leopard, it is more about the search than the result. Elegiac in tone, the writing is an unusual combination of prose poems based on the actual experience of seeing a specific bird for the first time, woven with science, ornithology, mythology, philosophy, taxonomy and history, literature and folk lore. And she does not overlook the careless damage humans are inflicting on the natural world. 355pp.
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25


Additional product information

ISBN 9781474603003
Browse these categories as well: Lucky Dip Clearance, Great Britain, Maps & the Environment, Nature/Countryside

Customers who bought this product also bought

BIRDS: THE ART OF ORNITHOLOGY
Bibliophile price: £10.00
WORLD OF BIRDS: Natural History Museum
Bibliophile price: £17.00
FIVE CHILDREN AND IT
Bibliophile price: £1.25
FURNITURE FUNDAMENTALS: Casework
Bibliophile price: £2.50