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~FREE E-PUB ♿ A Tiger in the Sand: Selected Writings on Nature ♼ In seven works of non fiction, especially in Birders and the universally acclaimed Birds Britannica, Mark Cocker has established himself as one of the foremost writers on nature and wilderness In his most lyrical work to date, he has drawn together the best of his writing on wildlife, mainly taken from columns for the Guardian and Guardian WeeklyThese carefully distilled articles, over a hundred in all, illustrate some of his most enduring themes over the last twenty years the magical dynamism of birds, as well as the subtle beauty, vast skies and wildlife riches of the Norfolk landscape In its celebration of the natural world, the hugely varied selection also demonstrates a concern to champion the despised and neglected rats, gulls, crows the Black Beasts of his first section as much as it explores some of the most charismatic creatures on Earth penguins, whales, lions and elephants Cocker is equally good at evoking the commonplace mysteries of garden blackbirds and thrush s song, as he is the exotic otherness of mountain gorillas or the one horned rhinocerosWith its attention to detail, especially the sharpness of perception and the precise use of language, the writing in A Tiger in the Sand shows qualities usually associated with poetry than with prose Another wonderful collection of distilled articles by Mark Cocker, one of my favourite writers on nature and wilderness The book contains over 100 articles originally published in The Guardian and Guardian Weekly during the nineties and noughties This is a hugely varied and most enjoyable selection, the writing evincing qualitiesusually associated with poetry than with prose He covers the vast skies and wildlife riches of his home county of Norfolk along with stories of his encounters w Another wonderful collection of distilled articles by Mark Cocker, one of my favourite writers on nature and wilderness The book contains over 100 articles originally published in The Guardian and Guardian Weekly during the nineties and noughties This is a hugely varied and most enjoyable selection, the writing evincing qualitiesusually associated with poetry than with prose He covers the vast skies and wildlife riches of his home county of Norfolk along with stories of his encounters with penguins, whales, lions and elephants blackbirds, thrushes, mountain gorillas and the one horned rhinoceros His attention to detail and the precise use of language is a joy Highly recommended for lovers of nature and conservation Drawn from his articles for The Observer and The Guardian, Mark Cocker s short essays and reflections are always thoughtful and never didactic.