The Robin: A Biography

The Robin: A Biography

by Stephen Moss

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Overview

Acclaimed naturalist and birdwatcher Stephen Moss brings us this year's perfect Christmas gift: a year in the life of Britain's favourite bird - the robin.

In The Robin Moss records a year of observing the robin both close to home and in the field to shed light on the hidden life of this apparently familiar bird. We follow its lifecycle from the time it enters the world as an egg, through its time as a nestling and juvenile, to the adult bird; via courtship, song, breeding, feeding, migration - and ultimately, death. At the same time, we trace the robin's relationship with us: how did this bird - one of more than 300 species in its huge and diverse family - find its way so deeply and permanently into our nation's heart and its social and cultural history? It's a story that tells us as much about ourselves as it does about the robin itself.

No other bird is quite so ever-present and familiar, so embedded in our culture, as the robin. But how much do we really know about this bird?

'There is no doubt that Moss's book, with its charming cover and quaint illustrations, will make it into many a stocking this year' The Times



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ISBN-13: 9781473546103
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 11/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 26 MB
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About the Author

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, author and broadcaster. In a distinguished career at the BBC Natural History Unit his credits included Springwatch, Birds Britannia and The Nature of Britain. His books include The Wren, The Robin, Mrs Moreau’s Warbler and Wonderland. He is the President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Originally from London, he now lives with his wife and children on the Somerset Levels.

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