Nigel Andrew

Gulls Aloud

The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers

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Adam Nicolson’s The Seabird’s Cry is, in his own words, ‘an exploration of the ways in which seabirds exert their hold on the human imagination’. It ranges far and wide: across the world’s oceans, through literature, anthropology, social history and folklore, through Nicolson’s own experiences and deep into recent scientific discoveries that have transformed our knowledge of how these still-mysterious birds live when they are not, briefly, visiting our world.

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