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By Mark Cocker,David Tipling

There are 10,500 species of chicken around the globe and at any place they ensue humans wonder at their wonderful shades and their attractive songs. We additionally capture and eat birds of each style.

Yet birds haven't simply been strong to consume. Their feathers, which retain us hot or enhance our costumes, provide birds distinctive mastery over the heavens. all through background 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 gazing and puzzling over birds. half typical heritage and half cultural learn, it describes and maps the full spectrum of our engagements with birds, drawing in subject matters of background, literature, paintings, food, language, lore, politics and the surroundings. in any case, this can be a ebook as a lot approximately us because it is set birds.

Birds and People has been stunningly illustrated through one among Europe’s top flora and fauna photographers, David Tipling, who has travelled in 39 nations on seven continents to supply a wide ranging and distinct selection of pictures. The e-book is as very important for its visible riches because it is for its groundbreaking content.

Birds and other people is additionally extraordinary in that the writer has solicited contributions from humans all over the world. own anecdotes and tales have come from greater than 650 participants in eighty one diverse nations. they vary from college teachers 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 worldwide refrain implies 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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