Overview:The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology - For thousands of years people have been fascinated by birds, and today that fascination is still growing. In 2007 bird-watching is one of the most popular pastimes, not just in Britain, but throughout the world, and the range of interest runs from the specialist to the beginner. In The Wisdom of Birds, Birkhead takes the reader on a journey that not only tells us about the extraordinary lives of birds - from conception and egg, through territory and song, to migration and fully fledged breeder - but also shows how, over centuries, we have overcome superstition and untested 'truths' to know what we know, and how recent some of that knowledge is.It was only in the nineteenth century that the ancient belief that swallows hibernated under water (!) finally gave way to general acceptance of the facts of migration. In the same century of dazzling experimental science, even Darwin chose not to dwell on the sexual promiscuity of female birds to spare the blushes of his daughter, who was helping to correct the proofs of The Descent of Man. Conceived for a general audience, and illustrated throughout with more than 100 exquisitely beautiful illustrations, many of them rarely, if ever, seen before, The Wisdom of Birds is a book full of stories, knowledge and unexpected revelations.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725733-9780747598220. It was written by the following authors: Tim Birkhead. Book The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology, which can be read online, published by the company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Medicine, Nature, Science, Technology, Popular Science. The book was published on 2011-03-07 00:00:00. It has 448 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 1155 g. File for download The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology has PDF format and is called the-wisdom-of-birds-an-illustrated-history-of-ornithology.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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