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Good Reads  Ornithology  Birds: General

Birds and Us A 12,000 Year History, from Cave Art to Conservation

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By: Tim R Birkhead(Author)
473 pages, 32 plates with colour & b/w photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Viking Books
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Acclaimed ornithologist Tim Birkhead takes the reader on an epic 12,000-year-history into our shared history.
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  • Birds and Us ISBN: 9780241460498 Hardback Mar 2022 In stock
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A sweeping and lyrical history of the relationship between birdlife and humankind over twelve millennia, exploring how birds have captured our imaginations and inspired our culture and our science.

In Birds and Us award-winning writer and ornithologist Tim Birkhead takes us on an epic and dazzling journey through our mutual history with birds, from the ibises mummified and deified by Ancient Egyptians to Renaissance experiments on woodpecker anatomy, from Victorian obsessions with egg collecting to the present fight to save endangered species and restore their habitats.

Weaving in stories from his own life as a scientist, including far-flung expeditions to Neolithic caves in Spain and the guillemot colonies of the Faroe Islands, this ambitious book is the culmination of a lifetime's research and unforgettably demonstrates how birds shaped us, and how we have shaped them.

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Tim Birkhead is an award-winning author, scientist and university lecturer. He is a Professor of Zoology in the Department of Animal & Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield.

New
By: Tim R Birkhead(Author)
473 pages, 32 plates with colour & b/w photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Viking Books
NHBS
Acclaimed ornithologist Tim Birkhead takes the reader on an epic 12,000-year-history into our shared history.
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"Tim Birkhead is an eminent scientific ornithologist and a masterful science communicator. Birds and Us wings its way through 12,000 years of our species' engagement with the avian world. He tells it all with delightful gusto, plaiting personal encounters (with birds and bird-people) with challenging historical research and bewitching scientific rigor"
– Tim Dee

"Thought-provoking at every turn, this inspiring, shocking, wonder-filled exploration of our relationship with birds from earliest times delivers a sobering challenge to us living with birds today"
– Isabella Tree, author of Wilding

"A fascinating book about the close and often surprising relationship between birds and people, written by one of our leading ornithologists"
– Stephen Moss

"A compelling combination of first-hand experiences, human stories, birdlore and scientific puzzles that take us through a 12,000-year pageant to the present day [...] the whole narrative fizzes with his infectious enthusiasm, curiosity and energy"
– Jeremy Mynott, TLS

"Birkhead's approach to writing – hard, clear sentences; deep, revelatory looking – has the same effect as his microscope, making us see the familiar with new eyes"
– Alex Preston

"A brilliant and passionate celebration – how birds enrich our lives and now, more than ever, depend on us"
– Nick Davies, author of Cuckoo

"Justly acclaimed for his brilliance at explaining complex science in a beguilingly lively style"
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