The Swallow A Biography : A Year in the Life of the World's Best-Known, and Best-Loved, Bird - The Bird Biography Series

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Publisher's Synopsis

With around 5.3 million breeding pairs, the swallow is one of the most common birds in Britain. Known for living close to human settlements, including rural and urban areas, it is also one of the most-sighted. But how much do we really know about this bird? In 'The Swallow' Stephen Moss documents a year of observing the swallow close to home and in the field to shed light on the secret life of these extraordinary birds. We trace the swallow's lifecycle and journey, from its arrival in the UK in spring to its epic winter migration to warmer climes, and how the swallow takes its place in popular culture and literature across the centuries. With beautiful illustrations throughout, this captivating year-in-the-life biography reveals the hidden secrets of this iconic bird that lives right on our doorstep.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529110265
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Square Peg
Pub date:
DEWEY: 598.826
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 195
Weight: 466g
Height: 141mm
Width: 205mm
Spine width: 26mm