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Published by Saunders College Pub. in Philadelphia .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementJoel Carl Welty.
LC ClassificationsQL673 .W38 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 754 p. :
Number of Pages754
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3787729M
ISBN 100030579171
LC Control Number81052678

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The Life of Birds is probably my favorite documentary series by Sir David, and the accompanying book is just as delightful. Filled with amazing photographs and enlightening text, this is one of the better natural histories of birds written and a joy to read/5(69).   The Life of Birds by David Attenborough is an amazing book - birders and naturalists will love it. Insightful writing and beautiful pictures. Each of the 10 chapters build on each other leaving the reader with a very good understanding and appreciation for how and why birds are special. As if a birder needs to be told that/5. The Life of Birds. If you look closely at Quentin Blake’s human aviary, you might see yourself — possibly the beloved and brilliant illustrator’s best book yet. Quentin Blake has illustrated over books by many writers, most famously, Roald Dahl. He is also well known for his own picture books such as Clown and Zagaroo/5(11). The book presents birds in all their complexity and glory, revealing in clear and elegant prose Attenborough’s infectious sense of wonder about the rich variety of life on Earth. Sir David Attenborough, a Fellow of the Royal Society, is also a Trustee of the British Museum and an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.

  In The Secret Life of Birds, lifelong bird enthusiast Colin Tudge explores the extraordinary variety, secret history and hidden importance of birds around the world. Birds are beautiful, intriguing and life-enhancing. They can do everything mammals can, and even more besides. Collected here are birds who navigate using the stars, tool-making crows, territorial robins,/5. In The Secret Life of Birds, Colin Tudge explores the life of birds, all All animals are equal - but some, as George Orwell said, are more equal than others, and birds, most people would surely agree, are in /5. Getting specialized knowledge across to lay audiences without dumbing it down or losing accuracy is a rare and precious art: The Life of Birds is a masterpiece. Attenborough is a charming guide, fun to watch and hear, and not too intrusive. Birds are not the little feathered automatons we once believed, says this fascinating book. Their brains may be small, and they are built differently from mammalian brains, but they can still execute prodigious feats of intellect--tool-making, map-making, memory, /5().

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