About this book
The definitive groundbreaking book on the relationship between birds and humankind, with contributions from bird enthusiasts from all over the world and endorsed by the RSPB and BirdLife International. 'This is a uniquely beautiful and engrossing volume, absolutely drenched in knowledge and love' Jim Crace
There are 10,500 species of bird worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their glorious colours and their beautiful songs. This title describes and maps the entire spectrum of our engagements with birds, drawing in themes of history, literature, art, cuisine, language, lore, politics and the environment.