A Bird in the Bush

A Bird in the Bush by Stephen Moss

A Social History of Birdwatching

Format: Paperback / softback, 384 Pages
ISBN: 9781781311493
Publisher: Aurum Press
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‘A wonderful book… beautifully told. He packs his pages with fascinating, often hilarious anecdotes and information. A social history which is a surprise and a delight’ Val Hennessy, Daily Mail Critic’s Choice

Scholarly, authoritative and above all supremely readable, Stephen Moss’s book is the first to trace the fascinating history of how and why people have watched birds for pleasure, from the beginnings with Gilbert White in the eighteenth century through World War Two POWs watching birds from inside their prison camp all the way to today’s ‘twitchers’ with their bleeping pagers, driving hundreds of miles for a rare tick.

‘Thoroughly researched and well-written’ Mark Crocker, Guardian

‘Moss knows his subject intimately and writes about it with just the right mixture of affection and occasional quizzicality’ Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph

‘It would be difficult to imagine anyone producing a more comprehensive, thoughtful, intelligent and entertaining examination of how people have watched birds at each point in history. In fact, it is one of the few books which might prove such compulsive reading that even a dedicated twitcher might forego a day in the field to stay at home to finish it’ Bryan Bland, Birding World

Format: Paperback / softback, 384 Pages
ISBN: 9781781311493
Size: 7.756 in x 5.079 in / 197 mm x 129 mm