ALL ABOUT BIRDS by Robert S. Lemmon


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Admirably qualified to write this introductory survey (see his Our Amazing Birds and How to Attract the Birds), Mr. Lemmon does so with a warmth for his topic that refreshes even familiar information. Starting out with statistics and history, he points out how many billions of birds the world contains and who their ancestors were. General habits- protection, flight, migration and food finding prepare a background for more specific discussions about different kinds of birds- their beaks, feet, songs, tails, walks, housing and raising of young. There is a chapter too on how people can look after birds around their own homes.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1955
Publisher: Random House