Birding Without Borders

Birding Without Borders

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In 2015, Noah set himself a lofty goal: to become the first person to see half the planet’s birds in one year. For 365 days, with a backpack, binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets, he travelled across 41 countries and all seven continents, eventually spotting 6,042 species – by far the biggest birding year on record. Noah ventures deep into a world of blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, airline snafus, breakdowns, mudslides, floods, war zones, ecologic devastation, conservation triumphs, common and iconic species, and scores of passionate bird lovers around the globe. By pursuing the freest creatures on the planet, he gains a unique perspective on the world they share with us – and offers a hopeful message that even as many birds face an uncertain future, more people than ever are working to protect them.

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One of the Guardian's Best Paperbacks of November 'Astonishing ... If by chance you can't meet these 6,042 species yourself, this book is a close second' Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds'Even readers who wouldn't know a marvellous spatuletail from a southern ground hornbill will be awed' Publishers WeeklyNoah Strycker set himself a goal: to become the first person to see half the world's 10,000 species of bird in one year. With an itinerary covering 41 countries, spanning all seven continents, and armed with a backpack, binoculars and a series of one-way tickets, he sets out on the greatest adventure in the birding world. Along the way he meets a colourful cast of fellow birders - and discovers a world of blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, floods, war zones, ecologic devastation and conservation triumphs. Vivid, charming and full of wonder, Birding Without Borders is a celebration of passion, exploration and the birders' ethos that, if you keep your eyes and mind open, you never know what you might see.

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Weight0.36 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 12.6 × 2.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

336

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

598.07234 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K