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This is an easy-to-read comprehensive book on birds covering all aspects of bird behavior including the number of bird species, endemic bird species, the classification of birds, extinct birds, eating and drinking, feathers and plumage, grooming and preening, eyesight, hearing, sense of smell, bills and beaks, feet, types of vocalization, non-vocal communication, types of flight, hunting techniques, courtship and mating, territories, nesting, migration, intelligence and learning, collective nouns for groups of birds of the same species, answers to commonly asked questions about birds (commonest, fastest, heaviest and so on), a section on who was that bird named after, and a final section on some intriguing bird names like the Kagu and the Melancholy Woodpecker. It is also the first bird book to show links between birds and paintings by Velasquez and Constable, Bob Dylan, TS Eliot, Shelley and even Lamborghini sports cars. Illustrated with over 300 color photographs, this bird book tells you everything you wanted to know about these miraculous creatures
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|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)|
About the Author
Kerry Atkinson is a physician and cell biologist who has been fascinated by wildlife, and in particular, birds from childhood. He has written or edited three textbooks on bone marrow transplantation but this is his first book that has nothing to do with biomedical science or medicine. Born in Belfast, he was brought up in Tonbridge in Kent, England and graduated from the University of London. He has worked in medicine in the UK, the USA and Australia. He is still involved in biomedical research and in conducting clinical trials with stem cells in Australia.