National Birds of the World Avian Emblems of the World

by Ron Toft

Popular Science

National Birds of the World Avian Emblems of the World Synopsis

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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ISBN: 9781408178355
Publication date: 28/08/2014
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408178355
Publication date: 28th August 2014
Author: Ron Toft
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: Popular Science,
Categories: Wildlife: birds & birdwatching,

About Ron Toft

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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