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A Seabird’s Cry | Adam Nicolson

 

In this engaging book, the reader takes flight through the lives of ten species of seabird. Nicloson translates data and findings from the latest scientific research into compelling stories, combining them with intimate portraits gleaned from the thousands of hours he has spent absorbed in the lives of these astonishing seabirds. They are master navigators, thriving in the most spectacular and demanding environments on the planet. Nicolson’s prose let’s you feel the lift of the wind as the birds smell and forage their way across the breadth of the oceans.

The Seabird’s Cry is a celebration of the only creatures at home in the air, on land and on the sea. These birds see it all and the book carries a warning: extinction stalks the ocean and there is a danger that the grand cry of a seabird colony will this century become a memory.