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Birds : an anthology

Birds : an anthology

Author: Jaqueline Mitchell; Eric Fitch Daglish
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Thomas Hardy notes the thrush's 'full-hearted evensong of joy illimited', Gilbert White observes how swallows sweep through the air but swifts 'dash round in circles' and Rachel Carson watches sanderlings at the ocean's edge, scurrying 'across the beach like little ghosts'. From early times, we have been entranced by the bird life around us. This anthology brings together poetry and prose in celebration of birds,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaqueline Mitchell; Eric Fitch Daglish
ISBN: 9781851245291 1851245294
OCLC Number: 1121602279
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 263 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What is a bird? Definitions over time --
A birding year: Spring --
Inland: Field, hedgerow, pasture, woodland --
Bird song & songsters --
A birding year: Summer --
Birds in flight --
Hawks & eagles --
A birding year: Autumn --
Birds & us --
Outland: River, coast, sea, shore --
A birding year --
Index of authors --
Index of birds --
Index of illustrations --
Responsibility: compiled by Jaqueline Mitchell ; woodcuts by Eric Fitch Daglish.


This rich anthology brings together poetry and prose in celebration of birds, records their behaviour, flight, song and migration, across the seasons and in different habitats - and our own  Read more...


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"For centuries, birds have inspired the abiding interest of writers, and it's easy to see why. . . . Studying birds inevitably leads to interest in a hundred other vivid realities of the natural Read more...

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