Birds and Us

Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History, from Cave Art to Conservation

Biology & Life Sciences
Paperback Published on: 16/03/2023
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Synopsis

In Birds and Us, award-winning writer and ornithologist Tim Birkhead takes us on an epic and dazzling journey through this mutual history with birds, from the ibises mummified and deified by Ancient Egyptians to Renaissance experiments on woodpecker anatomy, from Victorian obsessions with egg collecting to the present fight to save endangered species and restore their habitats.

Weaving in stories from his own life as a scientist, including far-flung expeditions to wondrous Neolithic caves in Spain and the bustling guillemot colonies of the Faroe Islands, this rich and fascinating book is the culmination of a lifetime's research and unforgettably shows how birds shaped us, and how we have shaped them.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241990131
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 372g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 28 mm

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