Blogging for Nature by Mark Avery | Lulu | 2011 | Paperback

What the Author Says:

Blogging for Nature is a selection of 143 (out of 750) blogs written between 2009 and 2011 and appearing on the RSPB’s website as ‘Mark Avery’s blog’.

From Hen Harrier persecution to Government cuts, and from the successful breeding of Red-backed Shrikes on Dartmoor to the saving of wildlife-friendly farming grants in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

The book contains three questions you should ask before you start blogging, 10 tips on how to blog and some ideas on how to respond to comments. Also included views on the blog from frequent readers.

Foreword by The Right Honourable Hilary Benn MP.

Fatbirder View:

I consider Mark a friend and kindred spirit – his love of birds comes through on every page as does his hatred of injustice and the stupidity of short-sighted exploitation of the land that leads to so many environmental problems. He blogged for much of his latter years with the RSPB and has selected the best bits for those who want his words to grace their shelves as well as enliven the internet. Great stuff!

Published through Lulu you won’t see this one in bookshops. It has the advantage of being ever available to those who want a copy without any danger of getting pulped if there are too many copies about – very environmentally friendly. The disadvantages include the fact that authors have to remember to number pages (oops Mark), get the right space settings, etc.


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