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Category/分类:科学 动物
A HISTORY OF BIRDS
  Book ID/图书代码:10567019C00005
 
页数: 180 定价: 0美元 上传日期: 2019-6-13

English Summary/英文概要: Even the most well-informed wildlife enthusiast will be entertained by the stories and fascinating facts in the beautifully illustrated book. Our ancestors hunted, tamed, worshipped and depicted birds, and even bestowed magical properties upon them. Why did ancient writers consider the sparrow a lustful creature? Which bird was killed and hung up to predict the weather? And what was an ’arse-foot’? Wildlife photographer and history journalist Simon Wills explores the intriguing and at times bizarre stories behind our relationship with birds. Find out why robins feature on Christmas cards, and how Mozart was persuaded to keep a pet starling. What bird did Florence Nightingale carry around in her pocket? How did the blue tit get its name? Whole careers have been created around birds - from falconers to ostrich farmers - and birds have had great symbolic importance too. Discover, for example, why Raleigh bicycles carry a heron logo and why church lectems are in the shape of an eagle. If you enjoy wildlife, then this book is full of surprises. Pigeons were trained to carry messages in wartime, but could gulls be taught to hunt U-boats? And which American president’s parrot started swearing at his funeral?


Awards/获奖情况: "Rather than share basic facts on various bird species, journalist and wildlife photographer Wills has compiled some intriguing stories from the history of the human relationship with birds, including their symbolism in art, literature, religion, and folklore... This captivating book will delight bird fans."--Booklist

About the Author/作者介绍: Simon Wills is a history journalist and genealogist who writes regularly for magazines such as _Your Family History_ and _Family Tree_. He has appeared in the TV programme _Who Do You Think You Are?_ and contributes to the magazine and annual live show of the same name. He is also a dedicated wildlife photographer, and all the photographs in this book were taken by him.
 
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