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Flights of Fancy: Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition

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The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you'll find:

Cranes

Don't promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.

Russianproverb

Magpies

One for sorrow, two for joy...

Traditional English rhyme

Owls

The owlshrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.

Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III

Peacocks

The peacock is ashamed of its large blackfeet.

Medieval Persian tradition

Ravens

When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathersblack.

Cherokee Indian legend

Swans

Sewing a swan's feather into your husband's pillow will keep himfaithful.

British superstition

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

A beautifully illustrated odyssey into the world of birds looks at the myths, legends, and superstitions surrounding some of the world's best-known birds, drawing on traditions from every corner of the globe to explore the stories of some thirty avian species, from doves and geese to cranes and blackbirds. 40,000 first printing.

About the Author

Peter Tate has published several books on ornithology. In Flights of Fancy he has collected the stories that have most intrigued him over a lifetime of study. Tate lives in England.

Table of Contents

Blackbird — Cockerel — Crane — Crossbill — Cuckoo — Diver — Dove — Eagle — Goose — Hoopoe — House sparrow — Kingfisher — Lapwing — Magpie — Nightingale — Nightjar — Owl — Peacock — Pelican — Quail — Raven — Robin — Rook — Stonechat — Stork — Swallow — Swan — Woodpecker — Wren — Wryneck.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307783974
Subtitle:
Birds in Myth, Legend and Superstition
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Author:
Tate, Peter
Subject:
Nature : Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Social Science : Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
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Subject:
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Publication Date:
20081021
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
180

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Flights of Fancy: Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition
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"Synopsis" by , A beautifully illustrated odyssey into the world of birds looks at the myths, legends, and superstitions surrounding some of the world's best-known birds, drawing on traditions from every corner of the globe to explore the stories of some thirty avian species, from doves and geese to cranes and blackbirds. 40,000 first printing.
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