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The Meaning of Birds 

One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world in which we live in. Simon Barnes explores how birds achieve the miracle of flight, why they sing, what they tell us about the places they inhabit, and the warning they present on climate change; he muses on the use of feathers, the drama of raptors, the slaughter of pheasants, the infidelities of geese, and feeling sentimental about blue tits while enjoying a chicken sandwich.