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Birdology
Author: Sy Montgomery

ISBN: 9781416569855
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1 May 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.7 x 2.0
Description:
Meet the ladies: a flock of smart, affectionate, highly individualistic chickens who visit their favorite neighbors, devise different ways to hide from foxes, and mob the author like she's a rock star. In these pages you'll also meet Maya and Zuni, two orphaned baby hummingbirds who hatched from eggs the size of navy beans, and who are little more than air bubbles fringed with feathers.

Their lives hang precariously in the balance--but with human help, they may one day conquer the sky. Snowball is a cockatoo whose dance video went viral on YouTube and who's now teaching schoolchildren how to dance. You'll meet Harris's hawks named Fire and Smoke. And you'll come to know and love a host of other avian characters who will change your mind forever about who birds really are. Each of these birds shows a different and utterly surprising aspect of what makes a bird a bird--and these are the lessons of Birdology that birds are far stranger, more wondrous, and at the same time more like us than we might have dared to imagine.

In Birdology, beloved author of "The Good Good Pig "Sy Montgomery explores the essence of the otherworldly cre...

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