BIRDby David Burnie
Here is an exciting and informative guide to the fascinating world of bird life. Superb color photographs of feathers, wings, skeletons, eggs, nests and newly hatched chicks only days old offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history, behavior and life cycle of birds. See how newborn
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Here is an exciting and informative guide to the fascinating world of bird life. Superb color photographs of feathers, wings, skeletons, eggs, nests and newly hatched chicks only days old offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history, behavior and life cycle of birds. See how newborn chicks hatch from eggs, how nestings grow in their first few days, how birds camouflage themselves against predators what birds eat and how they catch their prey. Learn how birds' bodies are designed for flight, why wings are different shapes and sizes, how birds evolved from their prehistoric ancestors and which are the world's biggest, smallest, slowest and fastest birds. Discover how and where birds make their nests, why eggs are different colors, how many feathers birds have and what each one is for and how to watch birds and attract them to your garden, and much, much more!
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I purchased two copies of Bird off the bargain shelf at an incredible price, but after spending time with the book at home, I know I would have paid full price. Bird provides a colorful, visually exciting overview of all the world's birds. Don't expect to find every species here - or indepth information about any specific species. However, this is a great resourse for learning about families, as well as for getting a taste of non-North American birds. There are some great bonus features, too, including a CD-ROM, full-spread photographs and information about great birding areas around the world.
I bought this book on the discount rack, we had been shopping for a board book for my 18 month old houseguest. She loves birds and there was no age appropriate books. This book was so heavily discounted, I thought, so what if she rips the pages. Caitlyn can now say Barn Owl, Hummingbird, and Blue Jay among others and knows the difference. When her mom and dad take her to wildlife areas and the zoo, she points out and properly names the birds. Wow! Don't shortchange the kids around you by "only" buying age appropriate books. This one is a good mental stretch for Baby, Mom, Dad and Grandma! It draws your interest in with the colorful pages.