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Desert Island Books

WELCOME to the BOU’s Desert Island Books. A series where BOU members tell us about their favourite ornithology and ecology books.

Launched in November 2018, each month we will post a new selection of books from a BOU member.
Peter Wilkinson‘s (BOU member) View
Includes Nick Davies’ Cuckoo (Cheating by nature)

Keith Betton‘s (BOU member) View
Includes Eric Hosking’s An Eye for a Bird

Tim Birkhead‘s (Sheffield University) View
Includes David Lack’s Swifts in the Tower

Debra Williams‘ (Words and Deeds) View
Includes Jennifer Ackerman’s The Genius of Birds

Rob Robinson‘s (British Trust for Ornithology) View
Includes Jonathan Weiner’s Beak of the Finch

Tell us about your desert island books!

We’d love to hear about the books you’d take with you to your desert island. Format is as in any of the above (click one of the ‘view’ links). So send us your eight books (title, author(s), publisher, year; max. 50 words on each book; your three ‘other’ items (excluding your binoculars and any people), a short biography (max. 100 words) and a head and shoulders photo of yourself. We’ll source the cover images for your books. Email your contributions to the BOU Office. Contributions from BOU members will be
considered for our BOU member newsletter.

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