Professor of Geography, UCLA. Also works in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Environmental History. Writer of 7 books including Guns, Germs & Steel (Pulitzer Prize winner), Collapse, and The Third Chimpanzee.
What bird watchers enjoy, second only to watching birds, is to read books about watching birds. My favourites here begin with this remarkable book, which tells you, in masterfully condensed form, what is interesting about each species – how it breeds, displays, nests, eats and much else.