The Wisdom of Birds

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Birds have been all around us for as long as we have existed, yet for millennia they were little understood, with people believing that swallows hibernated at the bottom of ponds and that bats were a type of bird. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 colour prints and paintings by artists such as Audubon, Durer and Stubbs, this absorbing history shows how scientists from John Ray to Darwin dispelled centuries of myth to arrive at our modern understanding of ornithology.

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The Wisdom of Birds

The Wisdom of Birds

An Illustrated History of Ornithology

Hardback433pp235x175mm

9781596915411     Product Code: 285436

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Birds have been all around us for as long as we have existed, yet for millennia they were little understood, with people believing that swallows hibernated at the bottom of ponds and that bats were a type of bird. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 colour prints and paintings by artists such as Audubon, Durer and Stubbs, this absorbing history shows how scientists from John Ray to Darwin dispelled centuries of myth to arrive at our modern understanding of ornithology.

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