Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo

Un libro in lingua di McCarthy Michael edito da JOHN MURRAY PUBLISHERS, 2009

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Seen as a whole, if they all arrived in a single flock, it would be truly amazing: 16 million birds. Swallows, martins, swifts, warblers, wagtails, wheatears, cuckoos, chats, nightingales, nightjars, thrushes, pipits, and flycatchers pouring into Britain from sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the enduring wonders of the natural world. Each bird faces the most daunting of journeys—navigating epic distances, dependent on bodily fuel reserves. Yet none can refuse. Since pterodactyls flew, twice-yearly odysseys have been the lot of migrant birds. For millennia, the Great Arrival has been celebrated. From The Song of Solomon, through Keats' Ode On a Nightingale, to our thrill at hearing the first cuckoo call each year, the spring-bringers are timeless heralds of shared seasonal joy. Yet, as climate change escalates migrant birds are finding it increasingly hard to make the perilous journeys across the African desert. This is a moving call to arms by an impassioned expert—get outside, teach your children about these birds, don't let them disappear from our shores and hearts.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo
  • AutoreMcCarthy Michael
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 02 Aprile '09
  • Genere: Lingua Inglese
  • EAN-13: 9781848540637