The swallow: a biography

Moss, S (2020) The swallow: a biography. Square Peg, London. ISBN 9781529110265

Official URL: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1119422/the-swallo...

Abstract

With around 700,000 breeding pairs, the swallow is one of the most familiar birds in Britain. Though we consider the swallow to be 'our' bird, we also share this beloved creature with millions of others across the globe. Whilst we see it on a daily basis for half the year, the swallow then flies south to Africa, living on only in our memory in the long, dark winter. In this book Stephen Moss documents a year of observing the swallow close to home and in the field to shed light on the secret life of this extraordinary bird. We trace the swallow's life cycle and journey, including the epic 12,000-mile round trip it takes every year, to enable it to enjoy a life of almost eternal sunshine, and the key part the swallow plays in our traditional and popular culture.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: School of Creative Industries
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 09:14
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