The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club has announced that celebrated nature writer, Mark Cocker, will be giving a talk and signing copies of his latest literary offering, Birds and People, at Waterston House, Aberlady, on Wednesday, August 21.
Billed as the definitive and ground-breaking book on the relationship between birds and humankind, Birds and People draws upon the author’s forty years of observing and thinking about his subjects.
Seven years in the making and vast in both scope and scale, it describes and maps the entire spectrum of our engagements with birds, drawing in themes of history, literature, art, cuisine, language, lore, politics and the environment.
Personal anecdotes and stories have come from more than 650 individuals from 81 countries, ranging from university academics to Mongolian eagle hunters, and from American shamans to some of the most celebrated writers of our age. In the end this is a book as much about people as it is about birds; part natural history and part cultural study, written by one of the UK’s greatest nature writers, with images from one of our best wildlife photographers, David Tipling.
To book a place on this event contact Waterston House on 01875 871 330, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event starts at 7pm and tickets are priced at £6 (£4 SOC members) and include refreshments. Booking is essential.