|1||Nechako Branch||598.2 MOS||Book||Adult General Collection|
This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves:
How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter? Why don't swallows stay in Africa? Are birds really dinosaurs, or were dinosaurs really birds? And do birds have knees?
Taking a "questions and answers" approach, each specific question leads to an answer which expands the theme under discussion, so that all aspects of bird life and the hobby of birding are covered. The scientifically rigorous answers together form an impressive and fascinating body of bird-related information. This highly readable book will intrigue anyone with an interest in birds.
Stephen Moss is a naturalist, author and TV producer. Stephen's TV credits include Springwatch, and he is one of Britain's learning nature writers, with a monthly column in the Guardian and more than 30 books to his name. Stephen also writes for the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and magazines including Birdwatch, BBC Wildlife and Countryfile.
|What is a bird?||p. 6|
|Where do birds come from?||p. 42|
|How many birds are there?||p. 60|
|Where do birds live?||p. 74|
|How do birds move?||p. 94|
|What do birds eat?||p. 116|
|Why do birds sing?||p. 136|
|How do birds reproduce?||p. 154|
|Where do birds go?||p. 188|
|How do we relate to birds?||p. 206|
|Picture Credits||p. 233|