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Bald Coot and Screaming Loon: A handbook for the curious bird lover

Popular Science

By: Niall Edworthy

Transworld Publishers

Hardback | Apr 2009 | #179552 | ISBN-13: 9781905811359
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Contains over 1000 pieces of remarkable information about birds, bird life and birdwatching.

Chapters include: The Last of the Dinosaurs: How birds evolved and adapted; The Cloaca Monologues: Courtship & Breeding; A Cracking Start: Raising a family; Sing A Song of Sixpence: Why birds sing and call; 'Why don't birds wee?' Birds and their bodies; A Complex Relationship: Birds & man; The Majesty of Flight: How and why birds fly; Pole to pole without a map: The mystery of migration; Bird Brain: 'Instinct or intelligence?'; Weird Birds & Strange Behavior: A curate's egg of a chapter; and, The Battle for Survival: How birds are faring in a damaged world. Woven into this wealth of knowledge are famous quotations, anecdotes, traditional sayings, lines of verse, practical advice for attracting and spotting birds, and words of rural wisdom.

The spirit and focus of the Almanac is British but the book also travels as far and distant as the world's birds themselves. It is truly an essential handbook for every bird lover.

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Writing under a variety of noms de plume, Niall Edworthy has written over a dozen books covering a wide range of subjects from military history, biography and outdoor survival to general humour and sport.

In 2002 Niall moved house and discovered gardening, a relationship that began as an arranged marriage, but quickly blossomed into a passion, inspiring the delightful CURIOUS GARDENER'S ALMANAC. It could only be a matter of time before he took notice of the feathered creatures with which he shared his outdoor space, and their very curious antics. So began another love affair. Niall lives with his family in Sussex.

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