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The Resource Birdscapes : birds in our imagination and experience, Jeremy Mynott

Birdscapes : birds in our imagination and experience, Jeremy Mynott

Label
Birdscapes : birds in our imagination and experience
Title
Birdscapes
Title remainder
birds in our imagination and experience
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Mynott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What draws us to the beauty of a peacock, the flight of an eagle, or the song of a nightingale? Why are birds so significant in our lives and our sense of the world? And what do our ways of thinking about and experiencing birds tell us about ourselves? Birdscapes is a unique meditation on the variety of human responses to birds, from antiquity to today, and from casual observers to the globe-trotting "twitchers" who sometimes risk life, limb, and marriages simply to add new species to their "life lists."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mynott, Jeremy
Dewey number
598
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
QL677.5
LC item number
.M96 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bird watching
  • Birds
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
Birdscapes : birds in our imagination and experience, Jeremy Mynott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-345) and indexes
Contents
Wondering about birds -- Amusive birds: attraction and association -- Seeing a difference -- Rarity value -- Beauty and the beholder -- The sense of sound -- A time and a place -- Wild nature: the politics of preference -- Naming matters -- Birds are good to think with -- Envoi: "Stirred for a bird."
Control code
ocn244246669
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 367 p., 8 p. of plates
Isbn
9780691135397
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036405
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)244246669
Label
Birdscapes : birds in our imagination and experience, Jeremy Mynott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-345) and indexes
Contents
Wondering about birds -- Amusive birds: attraction and association -- Seeing a difference -- Rarity value -- Beauty and the beholder -- The sense of sound -- A time and a place -- Wild nature: the politics of preference -- Naming matters -- Birds are good to think with -- Envoi: "Stirred for a bird."
Control code
ocn244246669
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 367 p., 8 p. of plates
Isbn
9780691135397
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036405
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)244246669

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