Bird (Eyewitness Books)

by David Burnie

Hardcover, 1988

Call number

J 598 BUR

Publication

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (1988), Edition: 1st, 63 pages

Description

A photo essay on the world of birds examining such topics as body construction, feathers and flight, the adaptation of beaks and feet, feeding habits, courtship, nests and eggs, and bird watching.

User reviews

LibraryThing member ByrningBunny
Not at all what I thought. Looks like a comprehensive bird encyclopaedia, but in reality it is just a compilation of a few of the most known birds. Very disappointing.
LibraryThing member Heidi001
I am a harsh critic of books on birds because I love birds. Eyewitness Books does not disappoint. This book is suitable for all ages and purposes. It would be suitable as a picture book for young children and as a general reference book for all others. The book is visually interesting because every
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page is filled with high quality photos and illustrations. It is also scattered with interesting facts that grab the reader's attention. The topics range from birds origins, their physical attributes, their habits and development as well as tips on attracting and watching birds. If you could only have two books on birds, I recommend this one be one of them. (The other would of course be Roger Tory Peterson’s A Field Guide to Birds)
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LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
Full-color photos. Each spread is composed of full-color photos, sketches, and explanatory text covering the anatomy, behavior, and adaptations of birds and presented in a visually appealing manner that compels further page turning.

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ISBN

039489619X / 9780394896199
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