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Birdsong in a Time of Silence


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As lockdown began, the world went silent. For the first time, many of us became more aware of the sounds of the birds around us. Birdsong in a Time of Silence is a lyrical, uplifting reflection on these sounds and what they mean to us.

From a portrait of the blackbird - the most prominent and articulate of the early spring vocalists - to explorations of how birds sing, the science behind their song choices and nesting sites, and the varied meanings that people have brought to and taken from birdsong, this book shows that ultimately, natural history and human history cannot be separated. It is the story of a collective reawakening brought on by the strangest of springs.

Paperback, 160 pages.
Measures 12.9 x 1.2 x 19.8 cm.