Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?: A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture

Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture An engaging guide that illustrates the significance of birds throughout history Did the Cettia s Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethoven s Second Symphony Who among a host

  • Title: Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?: A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture
  • Author: David Turner Joe Beale
  • ISBN: 9781849531450
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An engaging guide that illustrates the significance of birds throughout history Did the Cettia s Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethoven s Second Symphony Who among a host of rivals wrote the best poem about the nightingale And is there a James Bond film named after a duck Find out the answers to these ornithological conundrums and others inAn engaging guide that illustrates the significance of birds throughout history Did the Cettia s Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethoven s Second Symphony Who among a host of rivals wrote the best poem about the nightingale And is there a James Bond film named after a duck Find out the answers to these ornithological conundrums and others in this engaging book that delves into literature, science, religion, fine art, and popular culture to reveal how a bird can be far than the sum of its feathered, winged, and webbed parts Worshipped as gods and damned as agents of the devil in equal measure, birds have also fostered scientific breakthroughs and even helped provoke a war This entertaining guide is full of fascinating insights into the humble bird s surprisingly large role in history and culture.

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  • A thoroughly delightful and fascinating read . I rationed myself to reading about 1 or 2 birds at a time because this really is a book you want to go in dipping into time and time again. Turner writes with a light and often humorous touch. He encourages the reader to take heart in the resilience of many species to adapt, vary their habitat and come back from the brink. And there are a surprising number of success stories in this book. Turner gently encourages his readers to develop their bird aw [...]


  • Very readable and informative, and packed with fascinating trivia. The author's matey tone can grate a little at times, but his heart is in the right place, and he is clearly both passionate and deeply knowledgeable about his subject matter.


  • An entertaining whizz around the world of birds by an author who is very knowledgeable about his subject. The chapters are individual essays about a particular bird. Sometimes the entire essay is about that species, sometime David Turner uses it as a springboard to meander through other topics - other species of birds, history, etymology, the arts among many others. It's packed with fascinating trivia, is entertaining, very readable and as a bonus there are some beautiful illustrations.Recommend [...]



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