A visual guide to how birds have become the masters of the air
Illustrated with photographs taken around the world, this book is the first to show the huge range of lifestyles that birds have used to become one of the most successful groups. From the Arctic to the Antarctic and on every ocean of the world, birds have mastered every environment, even the sky.
From ostriches to buntings – each photograph showes a different bird behaving in its own unique way. Together they are a fascinating insight into the life of birds.
The flying machine
- flying techniques, the construction of wings, starting, landing…
Life and way of living
- hygiene, leadership, emotions, language, personality, behavior, morning song…
Appearance and build frame
- looks and body, ability to fly, plumage, the beak, eyes, colors, camouflage…
- what they eat, how they eat, different kind of shapes of the beak, predators, seeds, insects…
The environment of birds
- evironmental threats, diminishing species, survivors, transplantation/introduction of species…
- signals, mating, eggs, nestlings, young birds…
Migration and distribution
- migrating habits, migrating alone or in a flock, climate, weather conditions, geography…
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'a stunning new reference work for anyone interested in
ornithology' -- International Express 10 October 2006
'recommended' -- Real Travel, October
Accessible and enjoyable, this is an ideal book to foster a budding interest in birds. -- BBC Wildlife Magazine, September issue, 2006
Buy this book for a new aviphile....it will take them deeper into the world of birds. -- BBC Wildlife Magazine, September issue, 2006
Brutus Ostling and Magnus Ullman
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Book Description See notes, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007240473