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The Resource The wonder of birds : what they tell us about ourselves, the world, and a better future, Jim Robbins ; illustrations DD Dowden

The wonder of birds : what they tell us about ourselves, the world, and a better future, Jim Robbins ; illustrations DD Dowden

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The wonder of birds : what they tell us about ourselves, the world, and a better future
Title
The wonder of birds
Title remainder
what they tell us about ourselves, the world, and a better future
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Jim Robbins ; illustrations DD Dowden
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Language
eng
Summary
Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to other wild creatures. We love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, have helped us in so many of our endeavours - learning to fly, clothing and feeding ourselves, and providing medical treatments. And they even have much to teach us about being human. A natural storyteller, Robbins illuminates how qualities unique to birds make them invaluable to humankind - from the wings of turkey buzzards influencing the Wright brothers' flight design, to the quietly powerful presence of eagles in a disadvantaged neighbourhood of Washington D.C. rehabilitating the troubled teenagers placed in charge of their care. Australian birds abound in this fascinating story, from the superb lyrebird, whose song is the most sophisticated in the world - and can include mimicry of other birds, koalas, and even crying babies and chainsaws - to the brush turkey, who helped scientists find out how dinosaurs first took to the skies. Exploring both cutting-edge scientific research and our oldest cultural beliefs, Robbins shows us that we must fight to save the imperilled bird population, for the sake of both the planet and humankind
Cataloging source
ANL
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Robbins, Jim
Dewey number
598
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dowden, D. D.
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  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Cage birds
  • Beneficial birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
Target audience
adult
Label
The wonder of birds : what they tell us about ourselves, the world, and a better future, Jim Robbins ; illustrations DD Dowden
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060592526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 331 pages
Isbn
9781863959841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987910150
Label
The wonder of birds : what they tell us about ourselves, the world, and a better future, Jim Robbins ; illustrations DD Dowden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060592526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 331 pages
Isbn
9781863959841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987910150

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