Ten Birds That Changed the World

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by Moss, Stephen

Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

Published 07/03/2024 by Guardian Faber Publishing in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 416 pages

128 x 199 x 28mm | 332g

For the whole of human history, we have lived alongside birds. We have hunted and domesticated them for food; venerated them in our mythologies, religion and rituals; exploited them for their natural resources; and been inspired by them for our music, art and poetry.

In Ten Birds that Changed the World, naturalist and author Stephen Moss tells the gripping story of this long and eventful relationship through ten key species from all seven of the world's continents. From Odin's faithful raven companions to Darwin's finches, and from the wild turkey of the Americas to the emperor penguin as potent symbol of the climate crisis, this is a fascinating, eye-opening and endlessly engaging work of natural history.