This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. Bird Sense is based on a conviction that we have consistently underestimated what goes on in a bird's head. These are the sort of questions that occur to those of us Please be informed that "Bird by Bird" actually doesn't contain much instruction on writing. What makes a bird a Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. | ISBN 9780525520290 There has never been a popular book about the senses of birds. David Sibley’s exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. $0.00 Hardcover. And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? . What do a penguin, a pigeon, and a peacock have in common? $11.63 Paperback. In What It's Like to Be a Bird, What It's Like to Be a Bird: What Birds Are Doing, and Why--From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing by David Allen Sibley available in Hardcover on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. Are swifts able to sleep on the wing? This book is one of the finest examples of popular science writing that I have ever encountered. Appropriate for general readers as well as bird experts, and it is perfectly suitable for young readers . Unlike any other book he has written, What It’s Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley’s world of birds. Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead Bloomsbury. [His] exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life.” —Birdwatching“Gorgeous art and fascinating information come together here. Curious kids who love birds! Listen to "What Makes a Bird a Bird?" . I'll be blunt. Is a bat a bird? An Imaginative and Action-Packed Adventure, Tieghan Gerard's Guide to a Small but Special Meal at Home. No one has previously looked at how birds interpret the world or the way the behaviour of birds is shaped by all their senses. . Who loves ducks, hummingbirds, and owls? "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" Or the extraordinary ability of desert birds to detect rain hundreds of kilometres away - how do they do it? . It's a series of stories that are by turns inspirational, by turns darned funny. . Start a free 30-day trial today and get your first audiobook free. $10.24 - $17.16 Other Sellers. What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Is a butterfly a bird? In short, although the book contains a great deal of interesting though I am not sure conclusive information on its subject, it's too anecdotal and much too cutesy for my taste. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) The organization makes it easy to pick up and read whatever strikes your fancy, while the depth of information means that anyone can learn a great deal. "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" Please try again later. What Is It Like To Be A Bird" It has been years since I have read a book devoted to science. It's fuzzy where it should be hard, and it ends its stories just about the point I want to follow up on them. You could not solitary going later books collection or library or borrowing from your friends to way in them. Buy Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead, Katrina van Grouw (ISBN: 9781408820131) from Amazon's Book Store. The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing–and why“Can birds smell?” “Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?” “Do robins ‘hear’ worms?” In What It’s Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. A lifetime spent studying birds has provided Tim Birkhead with a wealth of observation and a unique understanding of birds and their behaviour that is firmly grounded in science. from $8.53 Other Sellers. Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other. $16.00 (paperback) ISBN 978 1 4088 3054 3. But do you know what makes a bird a bird? As the world’s bird population shrinks, it is helpful and even inspiring to learn as much as possible about the amazing feathered creatures that share our planet. Captured in pencil and gouache, Sibley’s birds are as scientifically accurate as Peterson’s or Audubon’s, but less static, more alive . ‎ The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why "Can birds smell?" Buy, Apr 14, 2020 If you love birds, you’ll love this book.” —Jennifer J. Meyer, The Backyard Birder“Sibley answers all kinds of questions people have about birds . Check out this great listen on Audible.in. ‎What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Listen to this audiobook to find out! You won't get many tools here, but you will see what it's like to bounce back after you've written your hair out... and have failed... yet again (her book, "Rosie"). Kids love to ask questions! 265 pp. "Do robins 'hear' worms?… Apr 14, 2020 At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Unabridged). Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other. Curious kids who love birds! Bucky and Bingo the dog are buddies who love flying things. In a spring shadowed by the darker mysteries of nature, Sibley’s book is a welcome occasion to connect with the more pleasing puzzle of what our feathered friends are up to.” —Danny Heitman, The Christian Science Monitor“After years of rushing to his indispensable field guides for sure resolution of any bird or tree ID conundrum, I’m delighted to find David Allen Sibley stretching his considerable artistic and literary wings . 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