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What is a Bird?

What is a

By (author) Robert Snedden
Illustrated by Oxford Scientific Films
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pavilion Books, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Belitha Press Ltd
Published: 23rd Feb 1993
Dimensions: w 202mm h 262mm
Weight: 299g
Reading age: 7-10
ISBN-10: 185561121X
ISBN-13: 9781855611214
Barcode No: 9781855611214
Part of a series, this book looks at individual animals - what makes them part of a group, their individual characteristics and behaviour. At the same time, the book also considers the characteristics that the species shares with other living things.

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A survey of birds' characteristics - those that make them unique and those they have in common with other animals. Incorporating clear color photos from Oxford Scientific Films and also diagrams (e.g., to explain avian aeronautics) and color drawings (to depict the variety of beak shapes) into his lucid presentation, Snedden discusses feathers, flying, songs and calls, and eggs, enlivening the typical with the unusual and making instructive comparisons between bird species and between birds and other animals. Sizes and habitats are mentioned only when they are germane to the subject at hand: the concept of "bird," for instance, in the context of the animal kingdom. A glossary extends information found in the text. Snedden's companion book, What Is an Insect? (87156-540-4), is also available. An excellent concept builder. Index. (Kirkus Reviews)