Seabirds evoke the spirit of the earth's wildest places. They spend large portions of their lives at sea, often far from land, and nest on remote islands that humans rarely visit. Thanks to increasingly sophisticated and miniaturised devices that can track their every movement and behavior, it is now possible to observe the mysterious lives of these remarkable creatures as never before. This book takes you on a breathtaking journey around the globe to provide an extraordinary up-close look at the activities of seabirds.
'A thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating survey of the world of seabirds - made all the more enjoyable by Bruce Pearson's lovely pen-and-wash illustrations.' - Nigel Andrew, Literary Review 'A celebration of nature writing, scientific research and the wonder of birds, large and small, that glide, flap and flutter across the world's oceans.' - Tim Birkhead, Times Literary Supplement '[Brooke] shares his encyclopedic knowledge with dry wit and fine attention to detail in this absorbing book.' - Adrian Barnett, New Scientist 'If you thought you knew all about seabirds, then think again.' - Bird Watching 'Gripping in scope and in granular detail.' - Barbara Kiser, Nature