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The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology Paperback – 7 Mar 2011

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks (7 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747598223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747598220
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 17.3 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 369,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'There are plenty of writers who have an understanding of natural science, and there are plenty of scientists who try to write. But there are precious few with the combined abilities of Professor Tim Birkhead. His instinct for the stories within ornithology and his gift for making technical matters accessible and simple are rare talents indeed' (Mark Cocker, naturalist and co-author of 'Birds Britannica')

'You would have to be bird-brained not to fall for this history of twitchers and naturalists ... Magnificent' (Sunday Telegraph)

'Wonderful ... [Birkhead] has a historian's grasp of our intellectual past, a storyteller's gift for fine, clear and deceptively simple prose and an instinctive sense of the tales that are worth recounting' (Guardian)

'One of the most entertaining, informative and enthusiastic accounts of the history of ornithology; and of the many different ways in which we have observed, studied and wondered about birds' (Daily Telegraph)

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`Tim Birkhead's wonderful book The Wisdom of Birds explores themes such as migration and almost every other facet of avian science.'
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