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By Mark Cocker,David Tipling

There are 10,500 species of chicken around the world and anyplace they take place humans surprise at their wonderful shades and their attractive songs. We additionally capture and devour birds of each sort.

Yet birds haven't simply been solid to consume. Their feathers, which maintain us hot or decorate our costumes, supply birds specific 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, song and humanities.

Vast in either scope and scale, Birds and People explores and celebrates this dating and attracts upon Mark Cocker’s forty years of gazing and puzzling over birds. half common historical past and half cultural examine, it describes and maps the total spectrum of our engagements with birds, drawing in topics of historical past, literature, artwork, delicacies, language, lore, politics and the surroundings. after all, it is a booklet as a lot approximately us because it is set birds.

Birds and People has been stunningly illustrated by means of one in every of Europe’s top flora and fauna photographers, David Tipling, who has travelled in 39 nations on seven continents to supply a wide ranging and targeted selection of photos. The ebook is as vital for its visible riches because it is for its groundbreaking content.

Birds and folks is additionally remarkable in that the writer has solicited contributions from humans world wide. own anecdotes and tales have come from greater than 650 contributors in eighty one assorted nations. they vary from college lecturers to Mongolian eagle hunters, and from Amerindian shamans to a couple of the main celebrated writers of our age. The sheer multitude of voices during this international refrain signifies that Birds and People is either a resource ebook on why we cherish birds and a strong testomony to their value for all humanity.

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