Birds & People
The special relationship that people – particularly in the UK – have with birds is the subject of this well researched and beautifully produced book. This is Birds Britannica (of which Mark Cocker was also a co-author) gone global.
Packed with fascinating information (did you know that former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is a pigeon fancier?), the quality of the text is matched by that of David Tipling's stunning photographs. This is not a book to be read from cover to cover, but browsed and returned to time and time again.
Dr William Marshal FSB
Shortlisted in the General Book category of the Society of Biology Book Awards 2014