Summary/Annotation -> "A lighthearted and broadly cultural and visual approach to learning everything there is to know about birds, bird-watching, birds in history and the arts, and life on the wing. Short narrative pieces are interspersed with sidebars, quotes, top-ten lists, and how-to instructions. Illustrated with photographs, contemporary and archival art, maps, and diagrams, the book has lots of cross-references and riches to find on every page. Chapters include: . The Birds in your World lively introduction featuring the joys of birds and bird-watching, how birds are everywhere you look, why people enjoy and appreciate them, why they are so amazing and so beloved, and why they have been important to every culture throughout history. I. The Anatomy of a Bird lyrical dissection of the parts of a bird, including digressions on feathers, color, beaks, wings, talons. Size and shape variations and how they respond to environment and evolution. What birds eat and how they eat it. II. Birds Through the Ages irds in ancient and native cultures. Bird myths, legends, and superstitions. Bird gods and goddesses. Famous birds in history such as Caesar's death foretold, St. Francis's Sermon to the Bir
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$a Bird-watcher's bible : $b a complete treasury--science, know-how, beauty, lore / $c Jonathan Alderfer ... [et al.].
$a Washington, D.C. : $b National Geographic, $c 2012.
$a Includes bibliographical references and index.
$a A Sept12-CEL
$a Bird watching.
$2 BISAC $a NATURE / Birdwatching Guides
$a Alderfer, Jonathan K.
$a National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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