Cover image for Do birds have knees? : all your bird questions answered / Stephen Moss.
Do birds have knees? : all your bird questions answered / Stephen Moss.
Publication Information:
London : Bloomsbury, 2016.

Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 21 cm
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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.

Author Notes

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.

Table of Contents

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
Bibliographyp. 232
Acknowledgementsp. 233
Picture Creditsp. 233
Indexp. 234

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