'A uniquely beautiful and engrossing volume, absolutely drenched in knowledge and love.'
'The great delight of my year, the book that made me feel I'd been waiting for it all my life, is the magnificently produced and completely enthralling Birds Britannica.'
'Fabulous... Like all classic works of natural history, it is an extraordinary revelation of the riches and wonders that lie at our doorsteps.'
'This compelling series... A triumph of understatement.'
'Cocker is undoubtedly the best contemporary writer on birding issues.'
Other publications include:
A Himalayan Ornithologist The Life and Work of Brian Houghton Hodgson Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988. (with Carol Inskipp)
Richard Meinertzhagen Soldier, Scientist and Spy, Secker and Warburg, London, 1989; Mandarin (paperback), London, 1990.
Loneliness and Time British Travel Writing in the Twentieth Century, Secker and Warburg, London, 1992; published as Loneliness and Time The Story of British Travel Writing, Pantheon, New York, 1993; Secker and Warburg (paperback), London, 1994.
Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold: Europe’s Conflict with Tribal People, Jonathan Cape, London, 1998; Pimlico, (paperback), London 1999; Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold, Europe’s Conquest of Indigenous Peoples, Grove Atlantic, 2000; (paperback) 2001.
I also contributed to the following books
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Birds, Headline, London, 1990.
The World’s Fifty Rarest Birds, Osborne, Auckland (New Zealand), 1991. (illustrated by Blake Twigden).
Wildlife Yearbook 1992, IMP, London, 1991.
Wildlife Yearbook 1993, IMP, London, 1992.
A Country Diary, Fourth Estate, London, 1994.
A Flora of Norfolk, Norwich, 1999.
Claxton: A Thousand Years of Village Life, 2005.
Birds New to Britain:1980-2004, Poyser, 2005.
A Gleaming Landscape, Fourth Estate, London, 2006.
Wartime Country Diaries, Fourth Estate, London, 2007.
Guardian Book of the Countryside, Guardian Books, 2008
Knowing Your Place, Black Dog Books, 2009.
The Country Diaries, Canongate, 2009.
J A Baker The Peregrine and The Hill of Summer, HarperCollins, 2010 (edited with John Fanshawe).
Kurt Jackson: A New Genre of Landscape Painting, 2010.
Foreword to Wildlife in Printmaking, 2012.
Foreword to On The Margins: The Fen Raft Spider of Redgrave and Lopham Fen by Helen Smith and Sheila Tilmouth 2014
Kurt Jackson Place 2014.
Behind the Binoculars by Mark Avery and Keith Betton, 2015.
Foreword to Hill - Norway by David Swithenbank, 2016
Foreword to Seacrows Morvrini by Kurt Jackson 2018.
'Magnificent ... I'd give every MP this exceptional book in their Christmas stocking.'
'Impassioned, expert and always beautifully written, Our Place is a sobering and magnificent work. It is a call to some kind of revolution.' CHRISTOPHER HART
'Claxton has something new to tell about it, about Britain, and about life – which is an infinite compilation of exquisite detail.'
'A master of short-form writing… Cocker combines forensic observation of minutiae with grander universal truths… Exquisite essential reading'