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The life of birds

Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A survey of birds around the world explores their nesting, hunting, mating, and parenting behavior, and describes the threat to their existence presented by man.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Attenborough, David, 1926-
Life of birds.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1998
(DLC) 98030705
(OCoLC)39655151
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Attenborough
OCLC Number: 682374258
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of BP Natural World Book Prize 1998.
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages) : color illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: To fly or not to fly --
Mastery of flight --
Insatiable appetite --
Meat-eaters --
Fishing for a living --
Signals and songs --
Finding partners --
Demands of the egg --
Problems of parenthood --
Limits of endurance.
Responsibility: David Attenborough.

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Based on the ten-part program on PBS, this work presents the drama, beauty, and eccentricities of the natural world with unusual flair and intelligence. It reviews the ideas about how and when  Read more...

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