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National Birds of the World Avian Emblems of the World

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National Birds is a unique celebration of the world's many and varied species of birds adopted by nations.

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National Birds of the World Avian Emblems of the World by Ron Toft

Birds are one of the most popular and visible forms of all wildlife and are inextricably linked with the development of human cultures all around the world. Over the years some of the most eye-catching species of bird have been officially or unofficially adopted by countries as symbols of their national identity; there are now almost 100 national birds spanning every imaginable group from condors to parrots, trogons to frigatebirds. Both a comprehensive listing and guide book, National BIrds provides a range of information from species data to how these birds have been used and abused through the ages. It recounts tales of how they came to be adopted and presents a wide range of official and cultural contexts where they appear from feathers in tribal costumes to stamps and currency.

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a lavish book... an enjoyable all-over-the-place experience * Scotland Outdoors * a superb new book...a highly entertaining and authoritative celebration of the various species adopted by some 100 or individual countries. * Cage & Aviary Birds * a valuable resource...as interesting to the traveler...or geography buff as it is to the amateur nature enthusiast or ardent twitcher. * Well Read Naturalist * browsable and beautifully illustrated * Booklist * This browsable and beautifully illustrated tour of the world's birds provides not only biological but cultural profiles of 100 birds. -- The Booklist * The Booklist *


About the Author

Ron Toft is a freelance journalist and photographer of nearly 50 years' wide-ranging international experience specialising in aviculture and ornithology articles for specialist and general publications globally. He is editor of the It's A Wild World nature pages on TheTravelEditor.com travel website. He travels the world in search of imagery and writes for magazines all over the world including Travel Zambia, Good Motoring, The Countryman, Veterinary Times and for numerous airline and ferry titles. He is a weekly contributor on aviculture or ornithology to Cage & Aviary Birds.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th August 2014

Author

Ron Toft

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Publisher

A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

ISBN

9781408178355

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