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Author: Adam Nicolson Narrator: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 ISBN: 9781427294241
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Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land."

A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we are coming to understand them, the number of seabirds on our planet is in freefall, dropping by nearly 70% in the last sixty years, a billion fewer now than there were in 1950. Of the ten birds in this audiobook, seven are in decline, at least in part of their range. Extinction stalks the ocean and there is a danger that the grand cry of the seabird colony, rolling around the bays and headlands of high latitudes, will this century become little but a memory.

Seabirds have always entranced the human imagination and NYT best-selling author Adam Nicolson has been in love with them all his life: for their mastery of wind and ocean, their aerial beauty and the unmatched wildness of the coasts and islands where every summer they return to breed. The seabird’s cry comes from an elemental layer in the story of the world.

Over the last couple of decades, modern science has begun to understand their epic voyages, their astonishing abilities to navigate for tens of thousands of miles on featureless seas, their ability to smell their way towards fish and home. Only the poets in the past would have thought of seabirds as creatures riding the ripples and currents of the entire planet, but that is what the scientists are seeing now today.

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About the Author

Adam Nicolson is a British author of nonfiction titles about history, landscape, literature, and the sea. Among his many awards and honors are the Somerset Maugham Award, the W. H. Heinemann Prize, the Scottish BAFTA, the Spears Book Award, the British Topography Prize, and others. He lives on a farm in Sussex with his wife and their five grown children.

About the Narrators

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is both an actor and a director. He is an associate director of the Central School of Speech and Drama as well as the Propeller Theatre Company. He has worked with numerous theatres across the United Kingdom as an actor. His television credits include Case Histories, Walter’s War, and Hotel Babylon. Dugald continues to teach and direct for drama schools as well as lead acting workshops.

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is both an actor and a director. He is an associate director of the Central School of Speech and Drama as well as the Propeller Theatre Company. He has worked with numerous theatres across the United Kingdom as an actor. His television credits include Case Histories, Walter’s War, and Hotel Babylon. Dugald continues to teach and direct for drama schools as well as lead acting workshops.