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Birders
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  • Published: 1 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099289548
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $22.99

Birders


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The Fever Pitch of birdwatching: the story of an obsession, and of the peopIe who share it, by one of Britain's leading birdwatchers.

Since 1972 Mark Cocker has been a member of a community of obsessional people, almost all male, who sacrifice most of their spare time, a good deal of money, sometimes their chances of a partner or family, even occasionally their lives, for birds. Birders is the story of this community, of its characters, its rules, its equipment (only a certain type of notebook will do), and il'i adventures -often hilariously funny, Birders is also a work of love -the stor of what birds can do to the human heart. Sales Points

  • Pub date: 1 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099289548
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Mark Cocker

Mark Cocker is an author, naturalist and environmental activist whose eleven books include works of biography, history, literary criticism and memoir. His book Crow Country was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2008 and won the New Angle Prize for Literature in 2009. With the photographer David Tipling he published Birds and People in 2013, a massive survey described by the Times Literary Supplement as ‘a major literary event as well as an ornithological one’. His most recent book, Our Place: Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late was described by the Sunday Times as 'impassioned, expert and always beautifully written... a sobering and magnificent work'.

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Praise for Birders

“At last! An up to date examination of what makes birders tick. And about time too! Wonderfully written”

Bill Oddie

“A natural history version of "Fever Pitch"... Reading it may even make you want to try out this strangely addictive past time for yourself”

Guardian

“Cocker is undoubtedly the best contemporary writer on birding issues”

Birding World


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