Birds Britannica is neither an identification guide nor a behavioural study (though both these subjects enter its field).
It covers cultural links; social history; birds as food; ecology; the lore and language of birds; myths, art, literature and music; anecdotes, birdsong and rare facts; modern developments; migration, the seasons and our sense of place.
An attempt to describe the interaction of birds and humans, it captures the essence of why birds matter.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 528 pages, Over 400 images in full colour
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/09/2005
- Category: Birds (ornithology)
- ISBN: 9780701169077