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Weird Birds (Hardback)
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Weird Birds (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 27/11/2014
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Some birds look bizarre. Some behave that way. In almost all cases, their appearance has an important function - in evolution or every day. This colourful book exposes more than 50 strange birds, preening, stretching, and showing their strange bodily adaptations. Weird Birds features: Beautiful photographs that show the birds in sharp, clear detail; Informative captions that provide fascinating details about the lives of these intriguing creatures. Available in hardback and paperback, the book will appeal to middle school students exploring topic ideas, younger students interested in wildlife and advanced readers who enjoy picture books.

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781770854413
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 229 x 229 mm


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Earley presents 59 strange birds, each getting a beautiful full-color photo and a caption explaining the purpose of their bizarre features.--William Hageman"Chicago Tribune" (11/07/2014)
From the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock to the Secretary bird to Atlantic Puffins and Asian Paradise Flycatchers, Earley's birds and descriptions are highly amazing.--Lee Littlewood"Lodi News-Sentinel" (11/04/2014)
Amazing images of weird birds and frogs appear ready to fly and leap, respectively... (Reviewed with Weird Frogs) off the pages of these informative books written by a biologist who is keen to share his fascination with the creatures featured. The crisp photographs display the image on a white background that allows the reader to focus on the striking details of the exotic birds and frogs, while the text points out bizarre and not-so-bizarre facts.-- (12/31/2014)
Incredible photography of the world's most unique birds accompanied by equally interesting details makes this book a positive delight... 5 out of 5.-- (11/19/2014)
An album of captioned photographs of nearly 60 exotic birds offers dramatic evidence of astonishing diversity in the avian word. The images are striking, with the bird (or its head) shown against a stark white background. From the black skimmer to the vulturine guineafowl, they are presented by common name, but Latin names are also given. Each illustration is accompanied by a paragraph about ways in which the bird is particularly bizarre. Sometimes the text indicates where it might be found, in a general way -- Africa, Central and South America, in rain forests -- and sometimes it mentions habitat or eating habits, size or eggs. But this is not a book for research; it's a display. There are enormous beaks and splendiferous tails, bright colors in skin and feathers, and surprisingly different feet. The southern ground hornbill has remarkable eyelashes; penguins excrete excess salt through their nostrils; the palm cockatoo makes a drumstick from a branch and bangs it against a hollow tree to attract a mate... A similar, simultaneously publishing collection, Weird Frogs, uses a similar approach. A browser's delight.-- (11/01/2014)
The Earth truly is a wondrous place made special by the species that live here. Books like Weird Birds and Weird Frogs provide us with a glimpse of some of the fascinating animals we are fortunate to share the planet with. Learning more about these animals can provide us with the incentive to live lightly on Earth and protect all life.-- (11/11/2014)
Similar to his book Weird Frogs, Chris Earley covers many interesting birds who look or behave weirdly in Weird Birds. In all, 59 birds are included and Earley explains why these birds look and act the way they do.-- (11/11/2014)
Some birds look bizarre. Some behave that way. This colourful book presents more than 50 strange birds, preening, stretching and showing their strange bodily adaptations in marvellous detail. Brilliant feathers in all the colours of the rainbow, a wide variety of outlandish beaks and unique genetic adaptations are just a few of the features that will captivate nature lovers while stimulating their curiosity.-- (03/01/2015)

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