The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they face and the passions they inspire – beautifully illustrated by artist Kate Boxer.
Seabirds are master navigators, thriving in the most demanding environment on earth. In this masterly book, drawing on all the most recent research, Adam Nicolson follows them to the coasts and islands of Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, and the Americas. Beautifully illustrated by Kate Boxer, The Seabird's Cry is a celebration of the wonders of the only creatures at home in the air, on land and on the sea. It also carries a warning: the number of seabirds has dropped by two-thirds since 1950. Extinction stalks the ocean and there is a danger that the grand cry of a seabird colony will this century become little but a memory.
‘I was entranced… It is a work that takes wing in the mind' ROBERT MACFARLANE
'Extraordinary ... nothing less than a masterpiece' FINANCIAL TIMES
'A gorgeous book, a poetic, soaring exploration ... Generous and beautifully composed' OBSERVER
'Breathtaking ... Nicolson has an intuitive understanding of the birds that feels almost uncanny ... His swithering between the forensic and the poetic creates a sense of wonder' MAGGIE FERGUSSON, SPECTATOR