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Winged Wonders: A Celebration of Birds in Human History [Hardcover]

By Peter Watkins (Author) & Jonathan Stockland (Author)
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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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Studio: Bluebridge
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.24" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   0.76 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 28, 2007
Publisher   Bluebridge
ISBN  1933346078  
ISBN13  9781933346076  

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More About Peter Watkins & Jonathan Stockland

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Peter Watkins was born in 1934.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > Early Civilization
2Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Birdwatching > General
3Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Reference
4Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Biological Sciences > Biology > Biology
5Books > Subjects > Science > Biological Sciences > Biology > General
6Books > Subjects > Science > Biological Sciences > Zoology > Ornithology

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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.

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