To See Every Bird on Earth

To See Every Bird on Earth : A Father, a Son and a Lifelong Obsession

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Dan Koeppel's father has an obsession: he wants to see every species of bird on earth. But his relentless pursuit of birds led to family break up, a faltering career and an ever growing gulf between him and his son. Perhaps though, the cause of this estrangement could also provide the opportunity for a reconciliation. In 2000, Dan and accompanied his father on a trip to the Amazon in search of the old man's 7,000th bird. This journey and Dan's attempts to understand his father becomes a powerful life-affirming exploration of the relationship between sons and their fathers. 'A memoir not of a hobby, but an obsession, describing a boyhood infatuation that came to wreck Richard's life, ending his marriage, distancing him from family and friends. Warmly told and full of candid insight, it is ultimately a story of reconciliation.' - "Mail on Sunday".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 21mm | 208g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141019263
  • 9780141019260
  • 1,112,326

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"'A memoir not of a hobby, but an obsession, describing a boyhood infatuation that came to wreck Richard's life, ending his marriage, distancing him from family and friends. Warmly told and full of candid insight, it is ultimately a story of reconciliation' Mail on Sunday"show more

About Dan Koeppel

Dan Koeppel is a well-known outdoors, nature and adventure writer who's been published in The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Audobon, Popular Science, and in National Geographic Adventure, where he is a contributing editor.show more

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