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The wisdom of birds : an illustrated history of ornithology

Author: Tim Birkhead
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes readers on a journey that tells them about the extraordinary lives of birds - from conception and egg, through territory and song, to migration and fully fledged breeder.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Birkhead
ISBN: 9780747592563 074759256X
OCLC Number: 233788266
Description: x, 433 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: From folklore to facts : John Ray and ornithology --
Seeing and not believing : from egg to chick --
Preparation for life : instinct and intelligence --
Disappearing fantasies : the emergence of migration --
Illuminating discoveries : light and the breeding cycle --
The novelty of field work : the discovery of territory --
Choristers of the groves : birdsong --
A delicate balance : sex --
Darwin in denial : infidelity --
A degenerate life corrupts : reproduction and longevity.
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