The life of birds

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BBC, Sep 24, 1998 - Science - 320 pages
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BIRDS. Over 9,000 species, the most widespread of all animals: on icebergs, in the Sahara or under the sea, at home in our gardens or flying for over a year at a time. Earthbound, we can only look and listen, enjoying their lightness, freedom and richness of plumage and song.David Attenborough has been watching and learning all his life. His new book, with its accompanying series of films for BBC TV, is a brilliant introduction to bird behavious around the world: what they do and why they do it. He looks at each step in birds' lives and the problems they have to solve: learning to fly; finding food; communicating; mating and caring for nests, eggs and young; migrating; facing dangers and surviving harsh conditions.Sir David has no equal in helping others to learn and making it exciting. His curiosity and enjoyment are infectious. He shows the lifelong pleasure that birds around us offer, and how much we miss if unaware of them."This superb book vividly conveys the beauty of birds and the extraodinary richness of their behaviour."Dr. Neil Chalmers, Director, The Natural History Museum, London

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Review: The Life of Birds

User Review  - John Nelson - Goodreads

This is another book I'd had on my shelf for years without getting around to looking at it. It is the companion volume to a late-1990s BBC television series. The author, David Attenborough, was an ... Read full review

Review: The Life of Birds

User Review  - LuAnn - Goodreads

Such fascinating information about birds. I appreciate them so much more having read this enjoyable book. It was fun to look up the clips from the companion BBC series on YouTube and see the behavior I read about. Another good one from David Attenborough. Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD page
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TO FLY OR NOT TO FLY
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THE MASTERY OF FLIGHT
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