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Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

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What is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? How do desert birds detect rain hundreds of kilometers away? How do birds navigate by using an innate magnetic compass? Tracing the history of how our knowledge about birds has grown, particularly through advances in technology over the past fifty years, Bird Sense tells captivating stories about how birds interact with one another and their environment.

Never before has there been a popular book about how intricately bird behavior is shaped by birds' senses. A lifetime spent studying birds has provided Tim Birkhead with a wealth of fieldwork experiences, insights, and a unique understanding of birds, all firmly grounded in science. No one who reads Bird Sense can fail to be dazzled by it.

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A hugely engaging book about birds, their senses, and behaviour that is informed by an attractive blend of personal experience, entertaining stories and cutting-edge science.

About the Author

Tim Birkhead teaches animal behavior and the history of science at the University of Sheffield. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London and the author of several books, including The Wisdom of Birds; The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Ornithology, which won the McColvin Medal; and The Red Canary, which won the Consul Cremer Prize. He lives in Sheffield, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781620401897
Subtitle:
What It's Like to Be a Bird
Author:
Birkhead, Tim
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Life Sciences - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130521
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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