David Cabot is an Irish naturalist and writer. He was educated at University College, Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied natural sciences, going on to University College, Galway, where he obtained a PhD in ecology of bird parasites while lecturing in Zoology. For twenty years he worked as an ecologist and was responsible for Ireland's National Heritage Inventory, developing nature conservation policy, later also as special environmental advisor to two Irish Prime Ministers. An all-round field naturalist and ecologist, he specialises in wildfowl and seabirds, enjoying the arduous life of fieldwork on islands, in the Arctic and other wild places. He lives in County Mayo, on the edge of the Atlantic.
Praise for David Cabot:
`A comprehensive addition to Collins' iconic New Naturalist series. Lavishly illustrated ... this book should provide great inspiration.' Birdwatch
`Informative and beautifully illustrated throughout' IBIS
`The authors and publishers deserve our gratitude for a product that is not only thorough, comprehensive, and a joy to read, but lavishly illustrated with carefully chosen colour photographs and sketches [...] The book is very well written and beautifully illustrated [...] a delight to add to the bookshelf.' Journal of Field Ornithology
`Ireland is a monumental, near-definitive natural history of this country ... a valuable, scientifically-based, professionally-indexed and accessible study ...' The Irish Times
`An outstanding reference work as well as a compendium of fascinating detail. It deserves an honoured place on the library shelves of every home and school.' Sunday Independent Dublin