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Around the World in 80 Birds

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Reading this book, I was often reminded of this haunting sentence from a New Yorker article: “To be alive and explore nature now is to read by the light of a library as it burns. Great read--educational, interesting, accessible and comical to both non-bird-lovers and bird-lovers.

I honestly only knocked off a star because the movement from region to region wasn't as smooth as I would expect with some geographic jumping around that could have been avoided. Each species has beautiful illustrations and a brief description, including their threatened or endangered status. The editors have done a good job adding non-metric equivalents for length and weight to the descriptions in the original. Actually, there's a lot of cool and interesting details on 80 different impactful bird species written in an engaging way that really worth the gander.

Charting the world by discussing eighty of the most distinctive birds found regionally -- or, in some cases, in extremely small, protected areas -- Mike Unwin discusses the scientific backgrounds, colorful histories and current realities of these remarkable avian creatures. Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. They can sing the most beautiful songs, shriek the eeriest cries, create the most stunning nests, dance the funniest mating dances and so much more! Wildlife author Mike Unwin takes a world tour of 80 birds with exquisite illustrations from Tokyo-based Ryuto Miyake.

From the humble Robin to something a little more exotic such as the wonderfully named Resplendent Quetzal, this beautifully illustrated book looks at the lives of 80 birds, their quirks, their lifestyles, and probably.Each chapter discusses the bird, it's locale, migratory habits (if they do), word description of the male and female, mating and breeding along with time for eggs to hatch and how long the parents care for the chicks along with the level of conservation it currently sits at - not only in the wild but in private sanctuaries and zoos. Van de meeste van de vogelsoorten heb ik nog nooit gehoord: rode rotshaan, vlaggendrongo, dwergmierpitta,… Andere ken ik wel maar in een lokale versie: Indische gans, groene gaai, grote renkoekoek,… Ik leer zo veel bij. Di solito sugli uccelli preferisco le guide da campo (mi piace dare un nome alle cose), e quindi credevo che non mi avrebbe interessato così tanto un libro contenente descrizioni di una pagina o due su specie di tutto il mondo… e invece mi è piaciuto moolto di più del previsto! Each has a story to tell that sheds a light on our relationship with the natural world and reveals just how deeply birds matter to us.

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