Item description for Winged Wonders: A Celebration of Birds in Human History by Peter Watkins & Jonathan Stockland...
Celebrating the powerful role of birds in human customs and traditions from around the world and throughout history, this sourcebook explores the delightful stories surrounding some of the world's best-known birds---including the eagle, owl, pelican, falcon, dove, swan, and raven. With topics including folklore, literature, music, dance, and spirituality, this eclectic and enchanting encyclopedia of avian--human relations is an ideal companion for any bird-lover. Brilliantly illustrated and filled with intriguing research, it illuminates many astonishing aspects of bird life, including their dazzling colors, intricate nest-building habits, finely structured feathers, amazing feats of migration, and breathtakingly beautiful song and movement.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 2007
ISBN 1933346078 ISBN13 9781933346076
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More About Peter Watkins & Jonathan Stockland
Peter Watkins is an Anglican vicar and the author of several books, including "A Book of Animals" and "A Book of Prayer." Jonathan Stockland is a former deputy director of education at Oxfam and a consultant to the United Nations.
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Novel, original, and highly recommended reading Nov 4, 2007
Birds, in fiction, fantasy, fable, and fact, have impacted upon human history and imagination for millennia. In "Winged Wonders: A Celebration Of Birds In ;Human History", two bird-watching enthusiasts in Britain, Peter Watkins and Jonathan Stockland, impressively collaborate in compiling and organizing material on their avian subject matter from the works of poets, artists, and spiritual figures to illustrate and illuminate the relationship between humans and birds. From the serious and divine, to the humourous and whimsical, "Winged Wonder" is a compendium of information and anecdote organized into chapters dedicated to the cock, cuckoo, dove, eagle, falcon, goose, kingfisher, ostrich, owl, peacock, pelican, raven, robin, sparrow, swan, and wren. Of special note are the chapters dedicated to Bird Illustrators; State Birds; and Birdsong. "Winged Wonders" is novel, original, and highly recommended reading for bird enthusiasts and community library Pets/Wildlife collections.