||28 x 23 cm
Het dwarse vogelboek by Siegfried Woldhek is, as the title says, a bird book that is at odds with other bird books. Because, although Woldhek is known for his drawings, you will not find bird prints in this book, but photographs by him. And while most bird books are aimed at recognizing species, the emphasis here is primarily on enjoying sighting.
With Het dwarse vogelboek, Woldhek wants to highlight the pleasure of bird watching. By opening all the senses for colors, sounds and behaviors, watching and observing becomes astonishing that turns into experience. The photos that the author took in the Netherlands and beyond on his many journeys are accompanied by his ironic and educational commentary. He shows his own view of birds with his photos. His distinctive way of looking is expressed in chapters with titles such as "misbakings", design birds and "clogs". With its texts, Het transverse bird book is a particularly interesting and creative book.
Het dwarse vogelboek takes the reader into the idea that you have to experience nature and enjoy birds. The love of Woldhek, biologist and former director of Bird Protection and the World Wildlife Fund, clearly lies with nature and birds in particular.
Het dwarse vogelboek is pre-eminently suitable for sitting in a quiet place, wondering about and enjoying nature.