Bird, Egg, Feather, Nest

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With her enchanting watercolor images and hand-written text, artist and author Maryjo Koch has recorded the most remarkable facts about birds from all over the world. The extraordinary structure of a bird's wing, the sturdy complexity of its nest, and the beauty and perfection of its eggs are revealed in illustrations of remarkable accuracy and sensitivity; The artist's text - which covers topics such as migration, courtship patterns, and evolutionary adaptations as well as details about specific birds - is drawn...
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With her enchanting watercolor images and hand-written text, artist and author Maryjo Koch has recorded the most remarkable facts about birds from all over the world. The extraordinary structure of a bird's wing, the sturdy complexity of its nest, and the beauty and perfection of its eggs are revealed in illustrations of remarkable accuracy and sensitivity; The artist's text - which covers topics such as migration, courtship patterns, and evolutionary adaptations as well as details about specific birds - is drawn from her own observations in the field as well as from literature, scientific writings, and mythology; She shows us, and describes, the graceful flight of a swallow, the nectar-sipping of a hummingbird, the long migration of an arctic tern, the architecture created by the bower bird, the grounded gait of an ostrich and kiwi, the shape and camouflage of a plover's egg, and hundreds of other marvels in the lives of birds. A glossary of terms and a source list for additional information are included.

Bird watchers, naturalists, and art lovers alike will marvel at the exquisite watercolors and accurate information contained in this fascinating book--back in print after nearly a year. Drawing from her own field observations as well as from literature, scientific writings and mythology, Koch covers such topics as migration, courtship patterns, and evolutionary adaptations. 100 illustrations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780830095834
  • Publisher: World Publications, Inc. MA
  • Publication date: 9/15/1993

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