THE AMAZING WORLD OF AMERICAN BIRDS by Lucille Wood Trost

THE AMAZING WORLD OF AMERICAN BIRDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Joseph Sibal's precisely drawn tableaux and the oversize format give this the look of an old-fashioned album. But Trost's commentary is of more than incidental interest. Though she devotes only a few pages to each family--grebes, hummingbirds, roadrunners--or to such topics as nest-building, peck order, and migration--each readable, deceptively casual essay combines specific data (how high do migrating birds fly, how does egg-laying work, how does the hummingbird fly) with clearly observed behavior. An engaging sampler for beginning bird-watchers, and even the more experienced will find something here to catch their eye.

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1975
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Putnam