How to be a Bad Birdwatcher

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How to be a Bad Birdwatcher Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Short Books Ltd Pages: 240 Language: English ISBN: 9781780720869 Categories: , ,

Look out of the window. See a bird. Enjoy it. Congratulations. You are now a bad birdwatcher. Anyone who has ever gazed up at the sky or stared out of the window knows something about birds. In this funny, inspiring, eye-opening book, Simon Barnes paints a riveting picture of how bird-watching has framed his life and can help us all to a better understanding of our place on this planet. How to be a bad birdwatcher shows why birdwatching is not the preserve of twitchers, but one of the simplest, cheapest and most rewarding pastimes around.

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An amiable mix of memoir, the merits of binoculars, Charles Darwin, laughing gulls and how watching birds compares with his day job of watching England footballers. * The Observer * How to be a bad birdwatcher is a work of pure enthusiasm for the cause of birds and us. Unstuffy, democratically, it tries to help us derive good from things near at hand, everywhere, and it succeeds. * The Spectator * A witty, perceptive book, thoughtful, instructive and full of simple wisdom. * Daily Mail * A delightful ode to the wild world outside the kitchen window - leaves you with the warm feeling that a shared love conquers all * Daily Telegraph *

Author Biography

Simon Barnes is the multi-award-winning chief sportswriter for the Times. He is also a novelist, nature writer and horseman, and the author of a dozen books, including the bestselling How to be a Bad Birdwatcher and The Meaning of Sport (Short Books). He lives in Suffolk with his family.