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The Bird: A Natural History of Who Birds Are, Where They Came From, and How They Live Hardcover – 20 Oct 2009


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  • Hardcover: 462 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY); First Edition edition (20 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307342042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307342041
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3 x 24.4 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,965,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise from abroad for "The Bird"
Chosen as a best book of the year by "The Independent"
"Colin Tudge marries the poetry and the science of the dinosaur's best-loved descendants. . . . A master of clear science writing, Tudge throws a state-of-the-art spotlight on every aspect of the bird's life from migration to cooperation."
--"The Independent
"
"[A] book simply fizzing with ideas. Provoking yet always persuasively argued. . . . Besides having an enviable grasp of scientific fact, Tudge writes with narrative fluency."
--"Literary Review"
"Tudge's writing is always clear and frequently embellished with wry humor. Occasionally, it is inspired."
--"Sunday Telegraph"
"In the book's final section . . . the gloves are off, and he produces a masterful critique of politicians and economists, making an excellent (but probably doomed) case against the geopolitical status quo and its tragic effect on the world's birds. This is a powerful, thoughtful piece of writing, which transforms an entertaining romp through avian biology into a compelling tract for our times."
--"Guardian "
Praise for" The Tree"
"Enchanting . . . Tudge sees grandeur in how trees exist in the world . . . and demonstrates it with fascinating stories."
--"New York Times Book Review"
"Tudge writes in the great tradition of naturalists such as Humboldt and John Muir. . . . Eloquent and deeply persuasive."
--"Los Angeles Times"
"A love letter to trees, written with passion and scientific rigour . . . a pleasure to read. Tudge writes with warmth and wit."
--"Financial Times"

"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise from abroad for The Bird
Chosen as a best book of the year by The Independent
Colin Tudge marries the poetry and the science of the dinosaur s best-loved descendants. . . . A master of clear science writing, Tudge throws a state-of-the-art spotlight on every aspect of the bird s life from migration to cooperation.
The Independent

[A] book simply fizzing with ideas. Provoking yet always persuasively argued. . . . Besides having an enviable grasp of scientific fact, Tudge writes with narrative fluency.
Literary Review
Tudge s writing is always clear and frequently embellished with wry humor. Occasionally, it is inspired.
Sunday Telegraph
In the book s final section . . . the gloves are off, and he produces a masterful critique of politicians and economists, making an excellent (but probably doomed) case against the geopolitical status quo and its tragic effect on the world s birds. This is a powerful, thoughtful piece of writing, which transforms an entertaining romp through avian biology into a compelling tract for our times.
Guardian
Praise for The Tree
Enchanting . . . Tudge sees grandeur in how trees exist in the world . . . and demonstrates it with fascinating stories.
New York Times Book Review
Tudge writes in the great tradition of naturalists such as Humboldt and John Muir. . . . Eloquent and deeply persuasive.
Los Angeles Times
A love letter to trees, written with passion and scientific rigour . . . a pleasure to read. Tudge writes with warmth and wit.
Financial Times

From the Hardcover edition." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

COLIN TUDGE is the author of The Link, The Tree, The Variety of Life, and So Shall We Reap and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. A former features editor for New Scientist and documentarian for the BBC, he is currently a full-time writer and public speaker. He lives in Oxford, England.

From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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