Spring returns and with it the birds. But it also brings throngs of birders who emerge, binoculars in hand, to catch a glimpse of a rare or previously unseen species or to simply lay eyes on a particularly fine specimen of a familiar type. In a delightful meditation that unexpectedly ranges from the Volga Delta to Central Park and from Charles Dickens's Hard Times to a 1940s London burlesque show, Jeremy Mynott ponders what makes birds so beautiful and alluring to so many people.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- Beauty and the Beholder, pg. 1
- Acknowledgements and Permissions, pg. 39
- About the Author, pg. 40
- Related Titles, pg. 40
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