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Good Reads  Ornithology  Birds: General

Remarkable Birds

Art / Photobook New
By: Mark Avery(Author)
240 pages, 225 colour illustrations
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
NHBS
A fascinating compendium showcasing the extraordinary wonders of the birds that share our world through exquisite ornithological illustrations, prints and drawings
Remarkable Birds
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About this book

This book was previously published in 2016. We share the Earth with more than 10,000 species of birds and we have always been enchanted by them. Here, over 60 birds, organized thematically into eight sections, cover all aspects of our relationship with birds.

'Songbirds' celebrates the greatest bird virtuosi, such as the Nightingale, while 'Birds of Prey' includes majestic hunters such as the Harpy Eagle, which catches prey as large as monkeys and sloths. 'Feathered Travellers' describes astounding journeys made by birds – even some tiny Hummingbirds migrate huge distances. 'The Love Life of Birds' can rival any soap opera and involves the most brilliant displays, notably the Birds of Paradise, with their extravagant feathers and dances. 'Avian Cities' explores species such as the Flamingo that live in spectacular large colonies. 'Useful to Us' examines the ways we find birds of value, such as the Turkey, but also the Canary. 'Threatened and Extinct' describes some no longer living and others that seem on the brink. Birds have also had great mystical significance, both for good and evil, and 'Revered and Adored' considers such species as the Sacred Ibis, believed by the ancient Egyptians to represent the god Thoth.

For anyone interested in the natural world and the wonderful variety of birds around us, this beautifully illustrated book is a visual treat that will inspire, inform and delight.

Contents

Introduction
1. Songbirds
2. Birds of Prey
3. Feathered Travellers
4. The Love Life of Birds
5. Avian Cities
6. Useful to Us
7. Threatened & Extinct
8. Revered & Adored
Further reading; sources of illustrations

Customer Reviews

Biography

Mark Avery is a scientist and naturalist who writes about and comments on environmental issues. He worked for the RSPB for 25 years and was the RSPB's Conservation Director for nearly 13 years. He is a member of the RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust.

Art / Photobook New
By: Mark Avery(Author)
240 pages, 225 colour illustrations
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
NHBS
A fascinating compendium showcasing the extraordinary wonders of the birds that share our world through exquisite ornithological illustrations, prints and drawings
Media reviews

'Packed with all manner of interesting facts, expertly presented and all tending to enlarge and enrich our appreciation of the wonderful variety of the world's 10,000 birds' - Times Literary Supplement
'Avery's clear prose complements the pictures perfectly, so that it's a great book to dip in and out of - I guarantee you'll come away having learned something new ' - Bird Watching
'Informed and engaging ... as fascinating as it is lovely to look at ' - Resurgence & Ecologist

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