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Kingfisher
ISBN: PB: 9781789141399, Reaktion Books, September 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 90 in colour
Kingfishers are a sight to behold. The dash and verve of this cosmopolitan bird has been admired for millennia, appearing in creation myths, imperial regalia and cultural iconography, and they were once valued as highly as gold. Artists used their ir...
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Pelican
ISBN: PB: 9781789140750, Reaktion Books, June 2019
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
With its distinctive, comical walk, large bill and association with the conservation movement, the pelican has attained iconic status. But the pelican has a chequered history. Classed as "unclean" in the King James Bible, the legend of the compassion...
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Owl
ISBN: PB: 9781780239163, Reaktion Books, April 2018
216 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 123 illus.
From ancient Babylon to Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" and the grandiloquent, absent-minded Wol from "Winnie-the-Pooh" to David Lynch's "Twin Peaks", owls have woven themselves into the fabric of human culture from earliest times. Beautiful...
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Woodpecker
ISBN: PB: 9781780238296, Reaktion Books, September 2017
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
Woodpeckers are amongst the most remarkable birds in the avian world, having evolved a unique anatomy that enables them to peck and bore into solid timber both to find food and to create nesting cavities. They are key indicators of forest health and...
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Crow
ISBN: PB: 9781780238425, Reaktion Books, August 2017
184 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 95 illus.
Though people generally do not think of them in such terms, crows are remarkably graceful: from the tip of a crow's beak to the end of its tail is a single curve, which changes rhythmically as the crow turns its head or bends toward the ground. Forag...
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Falcon
ISBN: PB: 9781780236414, Reaktion Books, September 2016
224 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 101 illus.
The fastest animal alive, the falcon deserves attention not just for the combination of speed, power, beauty and ferocity that has made it an object of fascination for thousands of years, but for the light it sheds on the cultures through which it ha...
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Swallow
ISBN: PB: 9781780234915, Reaktion Books, November 2015
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 66 colour illus., 34 black&white illus.
Known as heralds of spring and beautiful, elegant flyers, swallows are among the most beloved of familiar birds. Because they return with the spring, swallows have long been associated with the renewal of life, love, fidelity and fertility, while the...
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Flamingo
ISBN: PB: 9781780234250, Reaktion Books, June 2015
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 60 colour plates, 40 halftones
The flamingo is possibly the most easily recognized bird in the world. But it is not a single species – there are six different species of flamingos, each differing in size and colour. Caitlin R. Kight presents this fascinating creature in an accessi...
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Eagle
ISBN: PB: 9781780233376, Reaktion Books, March 2015
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
Truly one of the most symbolic birds in the human imagination, eagles have been used for millennia to represent power, divinity, war, justice and freedom. "Eagle" explores the rich history of this majestic bird, an emblematic creature of vast importa...
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Albatross
ISBN: PB: 9781780231914, Reaktion Books, December 2013
224 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 black&white illus., 60 colour illus.
"At length did cross an Albatross, Through the fog it came; As if it had been a Christian soul, We hailed it in God's name". The introduction of the albatross in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" remains one of the most wel...
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