|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)|
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About the Author
Edmund Selous (1857 – 25 March 1934) was a British ornithologist and writer. He married in 1886 and moved to Wiesbaden, Germany with his family in 1888 and then to Mildenhall in Suffolk in 1889. In the 1920s, he moved to the Weymouth village Wyke Regis in Dorset, where he lived in the folly Wyke Castle with his wife. Selous published a variety of books on natural history, especially birds, ranging from children's books to more serious ornithological works. He travelled to southern Africa and India in his youth and later to the Shetlands, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Iceland to observe birds there. He had a particular interest in bird behaviour, sexual selection and the problem of the coordinated flight manoeuvres of flocking birds, which he sought to explain through the idea of thought-transference. He continued bird-watching and writing until near the end of his life.