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Rekorde der Vogelwelt 130 Extreme

Art / Photobook Popular Science Out of Print
By: Dominic Couzens(Author)
288 pages, 135 colour photos
Rekorde der Vogelwelt
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  • Rekorde der Vogelwelt ISBN: 9783258075495 Hardback Mar 2010 Out of Print #203260
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Language: German

A beautiful and fascinating portrait of the world's most extreme birds, from the biggest and fastest, to the smelliest and smartest.

Birds are among the most popular and fascinating of all living things. They amaze us with their variety, stun us with their beauty, and intrigue us with their ingenuity. Packed with astonishing facts and absorbing detail, this lavishly illustrated book brings together the extremes of the bird world, including the fastest flyer, the deepest diver, the craftiest builder and the funniest forager.

Featured alongside more conventional record breakers are some truly remarkable birds, such as the male emperor penguin that fasts for four months at a time, the Caledonian crow that uses tools fashioned out of leaves to skewer grubs, and the irrepressible kea that slides down tree trunks just for fun. An exploration of exceptional forms, bizarre habits and fantastic feats, Extreme Birds reveals the extraordinary and often complex ways in which birds cope with the countless challenges of life.

Summary in German:
Vögel gehören wohl zu den beliebtesten Wildtieren. Einige Rekordhalter der Vogelwelt sind auch den meisten Menschen bekannt – so etwa der größte Vogel, der Strauß, oder die Vogelart mit der größten Flügelspannweite, der Wanderalbatros. Aber die Vogelwelt hat noch viele andere spektakuläre Leistungen vorzuweisen, die nicht nur Vogelliebhaber faszinieren werden.

Der Vogel mit der stärksten Duftnote ist der Schopfalk, dessen mandarinenähnlicher Duft sogar für die menschliche Nase aus weiter Entfernung zu erkennen ist. Die längste Zeit in der Luft verbringt die junge Rußseeschwalbe, die mehr als vier Jahre fliegt, bevor sie erstmals landet. Und die gerechteste Fütterung der Nestlinge findet in Eisvogelfamilien statt, wo die Küken im Turnus gefüttert werden.

130 Rekordhalter der Vogelwelt werden mit Bild und Text vorgestellt und lassen uns staunen über die Raffinesse und Vielfalt der Natur.

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Art / Photobook Popular Science Out of Print
By: Dominic Couzens(Author)
288 pages, 135 colour photos
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