这是一本抒情并且鼓舞人心的书，它让我们了解鸟类，也让我们了解自己。它抚慰了心灵。—雷诺·温恩，《盐之路》（The Salt Path）的作者
Are you anxious to be human?
Stop and let the birds bring you peace
12 species of birds, 12 Works of healing | nominated for the 2022 Wainwright Award
Learn to recognize the birds around you and join us on a birding journey | a warm and moving popular science book
Lark, Robin, magpie, kingfisher, barn owl... Different habits, colorful clothes
"The song of the lark... It's like a cold gin and tonic, one shot to the soul."
Can you recognize the cheerful call of a house sparrow? Or the song of a Eurothrush in the darkest hours of winter? What about the haunting, beautiful song of the curlew?
After the sudden death of his mother, Charlie Corbett went through a period of anxiety that shook his outlook on life. In a moment of despair, he lay unconsciously on a lonely mountain, and the melancholy drizzling rain penetrated into his soul.
In an instant he heard the song of the lark, and the high, happy, crisp cry echoed through the air, and drew him away from his dark thoughts. The beauty of nature opened his eyes to reality and suddenly opened his eyes.
Through 12 unique bird species, Charlie shows that we can find happiness if we know where to look and how to listen. From solitary skylarks to quarrelsome house sparrows, this book explores the place of these birds in our history, culture and landscape, and highlights the physical characteristics of birds and where they are most likely to be encountered.
♪ This book is about being human and how to deal with the twists and turns of life.
I hope you feel that pure joy as you read this book.
These birds can help you, too.
It's the experience of being born again.
Happiness is like a butterfly, which you always try to catch but never can. It is only when you put down, sit down to rest and meditate that the butterfly will rest gently on your shoulder, and even you will be unaware. The song of a lark is a butterfly transformed into music. As long as you stop, take a breath, and listen, the song is always there.
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This is a lyrical and inspiring book that teaches us about birds and about ourselves. It soothes the soul. -- Reynold Winn, author of The Salt Path
Fascinating, very moving in many ways. Charlie has opened my eyes to the joys of the birds that surround us. This is a book that can truly save lives. -- Richard Shepherd, author of Unnatural Causes
About the author
About the author
Charlie Corbett is a freelance writer, journalist and public speaker. He came from a farming family and spent his childhood on farms in the North Wessex Hills and the Isle of Mull.
After studying history at Edinburgh University, he left his family's farming base and spent the next two decades reporting on business and finance in cities around the world, but he remained a country boy at heart.
He now lives with his wife, two sons and a field of larks in the lower Pucey Hills in Wiltshire.
Zeng Xinyi, young translator, native of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, member of Jiangsu Translation Association. He has published translations of "When Fitness Becomes a Philosophy", "Mind Games in Museums" and the "Learn English with Martina" series.