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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Sir David Attenborough to me is not only a national treasure for Great Britian, but a treasure to this planet we inhabit. I have all of his series (all that are available in the US, at least) and ... Read full review

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This is the very best book on birds I've ever had the privilege of reading. I enjoyed my first read so much I sent a "Thank You" letter to Sir David in care of his US publisher. Several weeks later I ... 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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