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scattered into the chapters Wish I had my money and time back Great book The first ight chapters into the chapters Wish I had my money and time back Great book The first ight chapters loved his style is asy and conversational and yet he still provides a wealth of hard hitting science The 9th chapter about the mind of birds asks some interesting uestions but for a biology student these have already been made and discussed and so nothing was really added in this chapter Particularly after reading the book by Nathan Emrery But this is not a fault of the book Wow it took me ages to finish this book 18 months or so The first half was a long trudge through a survey of very bird family Exhaustive but lots of interesting things in there to keep me going The second half was a fascinating look at how different birds feed breed think and behave This book is packed with fun facts like the 100 minute copulation of Vasa Parrots and the 25000 mile annual migration of the Arctic Tern but all of those facts without a central purpose weigh down the text I am an avid birdwatcher but this book was too much of a good thing The narrative often rambles so it isn t at all clear why the author wrote this book The rambling and the long long lists of factoids made it feel like I was trudging through Tudge s book I skipped of factoids made it feel like I was trudging through Tudge s book I skipped page chapter four All the Birds in the World An Annotated Cast List En plein coeur entirely As a birder Injoyed all the parts of the book with details about birds lives and ancestry which luckily comprised most of the book I learned a lot that I didn t already know My rating is not higher however because the sections discussing conomics philosophy psychology and politics that came up were boring and hard to get through and had me ready to get back to the birds The writer tries to do much in 400 plus pages besides just covering the natural history of birds Tudge has chapters on much in 400 plus pages besides just covering the natural history of birds Tudge has chapters on mind of the birds bird conservation and the history of xtinct species and ven a chapter on prehistoric birds and bird classification I got lost in the detail in some of this book but I have studied birds nough that I found much of his The Art of Memoir esoteric details on species. Lly is from dinosaurs to why in so many ways they are very much like us this richvocative book will make you love and admire the birds that are all around you'Enjoyable The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life entertaining masterful' Stephen Moss Guardian'Simply fizzing with ideas his heart is with the birds' Literary Review'Inspired Tudge's writing is always clear and freuentlymbellished with wry humour' Richard Fortey Sunday Telegraph'Only when we read this scintillating study do we see how little we've known about the creatures we see around us' Michael Kerriga. .
This is a rather wonderful summation of current knowledge regarding birds beautifully written with some rather lovely line drawings for those of you xpecting some nice colour photos bve warned there are none and covering just about anything a lay person might want to know about the current state of knowledge regarding those amazing current state of knowledge regarding those amazing we know as birdsAdmittedly there is the occasional feeling that the book is providing one with too much information but it appears to me that the biological definitions cannot be dealt with otherwise The science is provided as it is understood to be at the beginning fo the 21st century yet the author is never insistent that only one view is permissible he presents alternative views without rancour and is most gentle about
allIt is obvious this work that the study of birds is comparatively in its infancy but that does not say that we are completely ignorant Birds are far fascinating and interesting the we learn from them Indeed the author suggests that as we learn about them the we actually learn to understand ourselves ssentially because it forces us to re valuate our preconceptions and those preconceptions are indicative of our definitions of ourselves as different The final chapters of the book talks about our responsibility to the world and how our actions influence for better or for worse often mostly the latter our relationships not only to birds but to all life forms on arth More and adeuate funding is reuired by responsible governments to PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition examine study marvel at and untimately protect this valuable resource As Tudge tells us at thendIn short birds are wonderful to behold They can bring us pleasure wherever they are But also the we look at them the they tell us about ourselves and the way the world really is Eminently readable by a non specialist non scientist like myself account of birds and what makes them tick Don t waste your time This author seems to have an inflated opinion of himself and never passes up a chance to stick it to Americans the military man is a natural born killer All I wanted to do was learn about birds but the author. In The Secret Life of Birds lifelong bird Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography enthusiast Colin Tudgexplores the The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, extraordinary variety secret history and hidden importance of birds around the world Birds are beautiful intriguing and lifenhancing They can do verything mammals can and ven besides Collected here are birds who navigate using the stars tool making crows territorial robins cooperative penguins and swans who mate for life among hundreds of othersRevealing verything from why birds sing to how they fly think bond and survive from how they volved and whether it rea.It AllIt Is Obvious
Free download Consider the Birds Who They Are and What They DoI know fascinating Because Tudge is British many birds the UK are covered and although he uses measurements pounds ounces and feet are always PROVIDED IN DEFINITELY NOT RECOMMENDED FOR in Definitely not recommended for casual reader but if you are seriously into birds and natural history you should
some gems here is a book that took me longer to read than any other book of 2016 And I stuck to the read diligently But I think it is only going to be appreciated by those with scientific classification onus and supreme interest and patient love of BIRDS There are many species and this is no short cut to their placements shapes locales and habits Far far than most people would want to know IMHO And posed in bird study language prose at that MANY terms to learn if you are a novice More than in any Biology course or Aves genus surveyThere were some aspects that I never knew or realized and that absolutely intrigued and would allow for further knowledge of the language needed to describe and observe birds at hand or birds during travel or birds as pets Words like cline The best chapter was upon how human cognition or people think can or cannot translate to bird think or cognition that is uite apart from a Skinner response or stat behavioral reaction There were The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl excellent philosophical theory points but for me ruined by preaching Especially when some huge characterizations for human behaviors involved within the philosophy hold intrinsic flaws As if all wars are only the result of materialism They are not But what he knows about birds and their natures habits is than you dver be able to forget I m going to look at my Wood Ducks differently let me tell you I didn t finish this book The author gets points for being Exile and Pilgrim exhaustive but he loses points for beingxhaustive A lot of the book is just lists of things some birds do And since birds are so diverse those lists get LONG And not necessarily organized by any particular principle While I usually like this sort of infodump I just couldn t get into it here There needs to be some narrative structure or hook that keeps you awake Sadly I didn t find one before Izzzzzzzzzzz. N Scotsman Books of the Year'An author whose own deep relish for the xtraordinary lives of birds seems only marginally less pleasurable to him than sharing that wonder with others' BBC Wildlife MagazineWhen Colin Tudge was a small boy he could recognize only five kinds of birds After studying zoology at Cambridge Colin wrote for the New Scientist and was a documentary maker for BBC radio His other books also published by Penguin include The Secret Life of Trees and So Shall We Reap What's Gone Wrong with the World's Food and How to FixFind Some Gems Here