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The World Of Birds

The World of Birds is a groundbreaking guide to every aspect of bird life and a complete survey of the world's orders and families of birds. Written by eminent natural history expert Jonathan Elphick and with special photography from award-winning wildlife photographer David Tipling, it is the ultimate companion for birders, wildlife enthusiasts and anyone wanting an accessible and accurate acccount of these amazing creatures. The book begins by examining the evolution of birds since the age of the dinosaurs. It then explores in greater detail each of the significant elements of bird life: bird biology including anatomy, physiology, the brain and senses, plumage, calls and songs; flight techniques and styles; food and feeding; bird lifestyles and social relationships; breeding, growth and development; bird geography and habitats; and migration. The second part of the book provides a comprehensive survey of the world's birds which includes an introduction to the 32 orders and a detailed account and concise fact panel for every one of the 196 families. A glossary, further reading list and two indexes ensure easy reference.With its clear, lively text and fact boxes, and sumptuous illustrations throughout - over 1,000 photographs, maps and diagrams - The World of Birds is a book everyone interested in birds should own.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780565092375
Categories BX, New Arrivals, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle, Pets and Animals, WBD
Author(s) Jonathan Elphick
Publisher The Natural History Museum
Pages 608
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.8cm x 28.0cm x 4.2cm
Weight 2.515 kg
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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