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ER 598 S
Edition
Simon Spotlight edition.
Descript.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Summary
"Come see birds of all different kinds singing, winging, walking, talking and so much more in this charming, rhyming book that includes a special section at the back of the book with facts on each type of bird"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Alt Author
Semple, Lucy.
ISBN/ISSN
9781534441439 (hardcover)
1534441433
9781534441422 (pbk.)
1534441425
Call #
598.15 A
Descript.
355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-345) and index.
Summary
""There is the mammal way and there is the bird way." This is one scientist's pithy distinction between mammal brains and bird brains: two ways to make a highly intelligent mind. But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviors they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries. What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive. They're also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own--deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also, ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. Some of these extraordinary behaviors are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of--well--birdness: A mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own. Young birds that devote themselves to feeding their siblings and others so competitive they'll stab their nestmates to death. Birds that give gifts and birds that steal, birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves, birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special call--and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter. Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Alaska's Kachemak Bay, Ackerman shows there is clearly no single bird way of being. In every respect, in plumage, form, song, flight, lifestyle, niche, and behavior, birds vary. It's what we love about them. As E.O Wilson once said, when you have seen one bird, you have not seen them all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780735223011 (hardcover)
Call #
598.15 K
Descript.
ix, 343 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Note
"Sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the National Wildlife Federation."
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
How to Use This Book -- Learning to Watch Birds Behave -- On Being a Bird: Anatomy and Physiology -- A Perspective on Bird Behavior -- A Bird's Brain and Senses -- Understanding Bird Diversity -- The Annual Cycle of Birds -- Feathers and Flight -- Maintenance Behavior of Birds -- Temperature and Bird Behavior -- Social Behavior -- Provisioning and Protection -- The Auditory Bird -- Real Estate, Mate Attraction, and Pair Bonding -- Nesting Behavior -- Migratory Behavior
Summary
"A fascinating look at what birds do and why they do it."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Title
Reference guide to bird behavior
Bird behavior
ISBN/ISSN
9781328787361 (hardcover)
1328787362 (hardcover)
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