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Birds: Coping with an Obsession: One Man's Journey Through 70 Years of Birdwatching

Biography / MemoirSPECIAL OFFER

By: Derek Moore (Author), Chris Packham (Foreword By), Bill Oddie (Foreword By)

272 pages, 100 colour & b/w photos

New Holland Publishers

Hardback | Aug 2013 | #207272 | ISBN-13: 9781847739520
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NHBS Price: £12.99 £14.99 (Save £2.00) $17/€16 approx

About this book

Renowned as one of birding's best story-tellers, Derek Moore takes a nostalgic journey through the past 70 years, recounting many highly entertaining tales, from huge falls of migrant birds engulfing his cricket pitch in the 1960s to heated run-ins with land owners and developers during the years when he was instrumental in establishing a network of key nature reserves along the coast of East Anglia and helping to shape the Wildlife Trusts into the force they are today.

"[...] This book is an interesting social history, illustrating how much freedom there was to develop one’s potential in the second half of the twentieth century. [...]"
- Graham Appleton, BTO book reviews

"Derek has made a difference and that is why he is a real hero and it's worth reading this book"
- Chris Packham

"'Dereks beliefs are passionate, his determination is steadfast, and his feelings are deep. He is on Nature's team, and Nature has reason to be grateful."
- Bill Oddie

"This is Derek Moore’s autobiography. I read it in a single sitting (admittedly it was quite a long journey, and I skipped some of the chapter on his foreign travels), which is almost unprecedented for me, the slowest of readers. [...] Unsurprisingly, ‘good stories’ abound; several of them made me laugh out loud [...] Seemingly typically for this publisher, this is a nicely produced hardback, which is sensibly priced."
- Roger Riddington,, 27-01-2014

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