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Birdmania : a remarkable passion for birds / Bernd Brunner ; foreword by Pete Dunne ; translation by Jane Billinghurst.

Brunner, Bernd, 1964- (author.). Dunne, Pete, 1951- (writer of foreword.). Billinghurst, Jane, 1958- (translator.).
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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 598.092 BRUNNER (Text) 33946003318636 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771642774
  • ISBN: 1771642777
  • Physical Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; Greystone Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published by Verlag Galiani Berlin, Germany, as Ornithomania : Geschichte einer besonderen Leidenschaft by Bernd Brunner copyright © 2015 by Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-273) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / by Pete Dunne -- What's that sound? -- Early enthusiasts -- Bedazzlement -- Strutting someone else's stuff -- Laying the groundwork for science -- A bird in the hand -- Lost in the mists of time -- Championing birds -- In the company of birds -- A walk on the wild side -- Is bird love a one-way street? -- To kill or not to kill? -- Flight trackers -- The lure of the egg -- Focus on feathers -- Mad for bird watching -- Tracking dodos and their ilk -- Recording nature -- Deadly obsessions -- Fantasies of flight -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
In this collection it is the watchers, not the birds, who are on display--ornithologists and bird lovers of every description, revealed in sketches and anecdotes that are quirky, intriguing, and always affectionate.
Subject: Ornithology > History.
Ornithology > Anecdotes.
Ornithologists > Anecdotes.
Bird watching > History.
Bird watching > Anecdotes.
Bird watchers > Anecdotes.
Birds > Anecdotes.
Human-animal relationships > Anecdotes.
NATURE > Animals > Birds.
NATURE > Essays.
PETS > Birds.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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