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Author Burnie, David.
Title Bird / written by David Burnie ; [special photography Peter Chadwick and Kim Taylor].
Pub Info New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1988.
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Edition 1st American ed.
Descript 63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Eyewitness books
Eyewitness books.
Note Includes index.
Contents From dinosaur to bird -- Birds as animals -- The wing -- Maneuverability and fast takeoff -- Speed and endurance -- Soaring, gliding, and hovering -- Tails -- The structure of feathers -- Feathers -- Wing feathers -- Body, down, and tail feathers -- Courtship -- Camouflage -- Feet and tracks -- The senses -- Beaks -- Plant and insect eaters -- Hunters, fishers, and all-arounders -- Pellets -- Making a nest -- Cup nests -- Unusual nests -- Eggs of water birds and waders -- Eggs of land birds -- Extraordinary eggs -- Hatching -- Growing up -- Attracting birds -- Watching birds.
Summary A photo essay on the world of birds examining such topics as body construction, feathers and flight, the adaptation of beaks and feet, feeding habits, courtship, nests and eggs, and bird watching.
Subject Birds -- Juvenile literature.
Birds -- Juvenile literature
Add Author Chadwick, Peter, 1931- illustrator.
Taylor, Kim, 1933- illustrator.
ISBN 039489619X
0394996194 (lib. bdg.)
9780394996196 (lib. bdg.)
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