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The meaning of birds, Simon Barnes

Label
The meaning of birds
Title
The meaning of birds
Statement of responsibility
Simon Barnes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in. As well as exploring how birds achieve the miracle of flight; why birds sing; what they tell us about the seasons of the year and what their presence tells us about the places they inhabit, The Meaning of Birds muses on the uses of feathers, the drama of raptors, the slaughter of pheasants, the infidelities of geese, and the strangeness of feeling sentimental about blue tits while enjoying a chicken sandwich. From the mocking-birds of the Galapagos who guided Charles Darwin toward his evolutionary theory, to the changing patterns of migration that alert us to the reality of contemporary climate change, Simon Barnes explores both the intrinsic wonder of what it is to be a bird - and the myriad ways in which birds can help us understand the meaning of life." --
Summary
An illustrated examination of the lives of birds looks at how they achieve the miracle of flight, why they sing, what they tell us about the seasons of the year, the uses of feathers, and what the migration of birds can tell us about climate change
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
From Amazon
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616146
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Simon
Dewey number
304.27
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The meaning of birds, Simon Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992577171
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781681776262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992577171
Label
The meaning of birds, Simon Barnes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992577171
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781681776262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992577171

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