Winged Wonders: A Celebration of Birds in Human History

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Blue Bridge, 2007 - History - 207 pages
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Celebrating the powerful role of birds in human customs and traditions from around the world and throughout history, this sourcebook explores the delightful stories surrounding some of the world’s best-known birds—including the eagle, owl, pelican, falcon, dove, swan, and raven. With topics including folklore, literature, music, dance, and spirituality, this eclectic and enchanting encyclopedia of avian–human relations is an ideal companion for any bird-lover. Brilliantly illustrated and filled with intriguing research, it illuminates many astonishing aspects of bird life, including their dazzling colors, intricate nest-building habits, finely structured feathers, amazing feats of migration, and breathtakingly beautiful song and movement.

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Contents

The Cock
1
The Cuckoo
11
The Dove
26
Copyright

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Peter Watkins is an Anglican vicar and the author of several books, including A Book of Animals and A Book of Prayer. Jonathan Stockland is a former deputy director of education at Oxfam and a consultant to the United Nations.

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