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National Birds of the World (Hardback)
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National Birds of the World (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 28/08/2014
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Birds are one of the most popular and visible forms of all wildlife and are inextricably linked with the development of human cultures all around the world. Over the years some of the most eye-catching species of bird have been officially or unofficially adopted by countries as symbols of their national identity; there are now almost 100 national birds spanning every imaginable group from condors to parrots, trogons to frigatebirds. Both a comprehensive listing and guide book, National BIrds provides a range of information from species data to how these birds have been used and abused through the ages. It recounts tales of how they came to be adopted and presents a wide range of official and cultural contexts where they appear from feathers in tribal costumes to stamps and currency.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408178355
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1008 g
Dimensions: 254 x 210 x 23 mm


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a lavish book... an enjoyable all-over-the-place experience * Scotland Outdoors *
a superb new book...a highly entertaining and authoritative celebration of the various species adopted by some 100 or individual countries. * Cage & Aviary Birds *
a valuable resource...as interesting to the traveler...or geography buff as it is to the amateur nature enthusiast or ardent twitcher. * Well Read Naturalist *
browsable and beautifully illustrated * Booklist *
This browsable and beautifully illustrated tour of the world's birds provides not only biological but cultural profiles of 100 birds. -- The Booklist * The Booklist *

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