The Twelve Birds of Christmas

The Twelve Birds of Christmas

£12.99
The Twelve Birds of Christmas
The Twelve Birds of Christmas

The Twelve Birds of Christmas

£12.99
ISBN: 9781529110104
Naturalist Stephen Moss digs beneath the surface of some of our most popular Christmas carols in an ornithological celebration of the Festive Season. Using the structure of the carol as a jumping off point, he explores the place of twelve fascinating British birds in our history, culture and landscape. Some of the birds are obvious, there's the swan and of course the partridge.

Other chapters are loose interpretations of a verse: for drummers drumming he delves into the woodpecker's distinctive drumming tap. Woodpeckers, he explains, have special padded skulls to mitigate against using its head like hammer drills. They carefully select dead trees for the most hollow, sonorous sound.

With brilliant anecdotes and insights, Stephen Moss weaves history, culture, bird behaviour and folklore into a compelling narrative for each species, tracing its fortunes over the past two centuries
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Publisher: Vintage
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by Stephen Moss (Author)
Format:Hardback 224 pages
Publisher:Vintage Publishing
Imprint:Square Peg
ISBN:9781529110104
Published:31 Oct 2019
Classifications:United Kingdom, Great Britain, Christmas, Wildlife: birds & birdwatching, Gift books
Readership:General (US: Trade) Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
Weight:384g
Dimensions:204 x 143 x 24 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom