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By Mark Cocker,David Tipling

There are 10,500 species of chicken around the globe and anyplace they happen humans wonder at their wonderful colors and their appealing songs. We additionally capture and eat birds of each style.

Yet birds haven't simply been reliable to consume. Their feathers, which hold us hot or enhance our costumes, provide birds exact mastery over the heavens. all through heritage their flight has encouraged the human mind's eye in order that birds are embedded in our religions, folklore, track and humanities.

Vast in either scope and scale, Birds and People explores and celebrates this courting and attracts upon Mark Cocker’s forty years of looking at and pondering birds. half usual heritage and half cultural learn, it describes and maps the complete spectrum of our engagements with birds, drawing in subject matters of background, literature, artwork, delicacies, language, lore, politics and the surroundings. in spite of everything, it is a booklet as a lot approximately us because it is set birds.

Birds and People has been stunningly illustrated through considered one of Europe’s most sensible flora and fauna photographers, David Tipling, who has travelled in 39 nations on seven continents to provide a wide ranging and particular selection of photos. The e-book is as vital for its visible riches because it is for its groundbreaking content.

Birds and other people is additionally unheard of in that the writer has solicited contributions from humans world wide. own anecdotes and tales have come from greater than 650 members in eighty one assorted international locations. they vary from college lecturers to Mongolian eagle hunters, and from Amerindian shamans to a few of the main celebrated writers of our age. The sheer multitude of voices during this international refrain implies that Birds and People is either a resource booklet on why we cherish birds and a strong testomony to their significance for all humanity.

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