The Life of Birds

The Life of Birds: Signed Edition

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Hardback Published on: 09/11/2023
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A fully updated new edition of David Attenborough's bestselling classic. Birds. Over 9,000 species, the most widespread of all animals: on icebergs, in the Sahara or under the sea, at home in our gardens or flying for over a year at a time. Earthbound, we can only look and listen, enjoying their lightness, freedom and richness of plumage and song. David Attenborough has been watching and learning all his life. His classic book, now fully updated with the latest discoveries in ornithology, is a brilliant introduction to bird behaviours around the world: what they do and why they do it. He looks at each step in birds' lives and the problems they have to solve: learning to fly; finding food; communicating; mating and caring for nests, eggs and young; migrating; facing dangers and surviving harsh conditions. Sir David has no equal in helping others to learn and making it exciting. His curiosity and enjoyment are infectious. He shows the lifelong pleasure that birds around us offer, and how much we miss if unaware of them.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008667344
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 270g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 23 mm

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The Life of Birds
great read
a very interesting, educating and thoroughly enjoyable reading experience. The author combines detailed observations of bird behaviour with clear interpret... READ MORE
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The Life of Birds
I've learned so much from this beautiful book. I can hear David Attenborough 's reassuring tone when I read. The photographs are beautiful
Mary Maureen O'Reilly