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This collection of essays from the "Birdwatch" columnist of England's Guardiannewspaper provides a glimpse into the life of an avid birder. Moss (A Bird in the Bush: A Social History of Birdwatching) has arranged these pieces topically, including those relating to Moss's first birdwatching experiences, birdwatching in England, birdwatching abroad, and those loosely arranged under the heading "Birds, Places and People." Employing terminology like life listsand pishing, his essays will give even the most novice birders a rudimentary understanding of the fundamentals of birdwatching; readers unfamiliar with Britain's birds may want to use the web site of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (www.rspb.org.uk) to look up images of our feathered British friends. It is also well worth a Google image search to see the more exotic species Moss describes from his worldwide birding trips to locales as diverse as Africa, Europe, and Antarctica. Recommended for natural history collections where birding books are popular.