THE REAL BOOK ABOUT AMAZING BIRDS by Eve Merriam
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THE REAL BOOK ABOUT AMAZING BIRDS

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Astounding information about the hornbill, the ostrich, the hummingbird, the umbrella bird and other such feathered oddities, dots the pages of a book that is also a good general introduction to ornithological study. Although the author states at the outset that her Choice of examples will be in the realm of the more unusual birds, the themes of her chapters are generally informative. The origin of birds from reptiles, feather structure, beaks, nests, birds that dance and skip, migration, non-flying birds- these are the subjects that orient and entertain and that have a good chance of making bird watchers out of even the most apathetic, as they begin to realize that even the general run of bird is amazing too.

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 1955
Publisher: Garden City