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BIRDS BRITANNICA 2nd ed 2020 (’05), ‘The great delight of my year, the book that made me feel I’d been waiting for it all my life, is the magnificently produced and completely enthralling Birds Britannica.’ ANDREW MOTION

A CLAXTON DIARY, 2019 ‘Mark Cocker is part of this [nature writing] tradition and to my mind up there with the greatest. His style is sharp, selfless, and wonderfully evocative, his knowledge deep and wide-ranging but lightly borne, his curiosity joyful and infectious’ CRAIG BROWN

OUR PLACE 2018 ‘Impassioned, expert and always beautifully written, Our Place is a sobering and magnificent work. It is a call to some kind of revolution.’ CHRISTOPHER HART

‘the book however measured, equable and intelligent is a call for revolution’. RICHARD SMYTH

CLAXTON, 2014 ‘Claxton has something new to tell about it, about Britain, and about life – which is an infinite compilation of exquisite detail.’ HORATIO CLARE

BIRDS AND PEOPLE, 2013 ‘A uniquely beautiful and engrossing volume absolutely drenched in knowledged and love.’ JIM CRACE

CROW COUNTRY 2007 ‘Fabulous… Like all classic works of natural history, it is an extraordinary revelation of the riches and wonders that lie at our doorsteps.’ PETER MARREN

Other publications include:

A Himalayan Ornithologist The Life and Work of Brian Houghton Hodgson Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988 (with Carol Inskipp).

Richard Meinertzhagen Soldier, Scientist and Spy, Secker and Warburg, London, 1989; Mandarin (paperback), London, 1990.

Loneliness and Time British Travel Writing in the Twentieth Century, Secker and Warburg, London, 1992.

Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold: Europe’s Conflict with Tribal People, Jonathan Cape, London, 1998; Pimlico, (paperback).

A Tiger in the Sand: Selected Writings on Nature, Cape, 2006.

I have contributed to 24 other books and publications: such as Birds New to Britain:1980-2004, Poyser, 2005, a reissue of J A Baker The Peregrine and The Hill of Summer, HarperCollins, 2010 (edited with John Fanshawe) and a foreword for On The Margins: The Fen Raft Spider of Redgrave and Lopham Fen by Helen Smith and Sheila Tilmouth 2014.

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