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This Birding Life: The Best of the Guardian's Birdwatch: The Diary of a Lifetime's Hobby Hardcover – 25 Aug 2006
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"'This is a wonderful book' Simon Barnes, author of How to be a Bad Birdwatcher"
About the Author
Stephen Moss is the author of A Bird in the Bush (also published by Aurum), 1001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Birds and Were Afraid to Ask and Gardening for Birds. He has produced for TV Birding with Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie Goes Wild, and Springwatch, and is now working with Alan Titchmarsh.
Top customer reviews
It is nicely arranged thematically rather than chronologically with sections on growing up with birds, Moss' "local patch", birding in the UK and birding around the world amongst others. The columns are excellently written in an anecdotal style with some pertinent insights - only the overseas section becomes slightly tiresome with its list of rare sightings. What shines throughout though is Stephen Moss' quietish passion and decency as well as his way with words.
After Mark Obmascik's very different The Big Year, this is probably the best book I've read about birdwatching and is highly recommended.
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