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By Bernd Brunner,Pete Dunne,Jane Billinghurst

ISBN-10: 1771642777

ISBN-13: 9781771642774

"An exquisitely attractive ebook ...These tales approximately birds are finally reflections at the curious nature of humanity itself"
— Helen Macdonald, writer of H Is for Hawk

There is not any denying that many folks are loopy for birds. choked with fascinating proof and delightful and infrequent paintings, Birdmania showcases an eclectic and interesting choice of poultry devotees who may do something for his or her feathered friends.

In addition to recognized fans comparable to Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and Helen Macdonald, Brunner introduces readers to Karl Russ, the pioneer of "bird rooms", who had trouble renting accommodations while landlords discovered who he used to be; George Lupton, a filthy rich Yorkshire attorney, who commissioned the robbery of uniquely patterned eggs each year for two decades from a similar unlucky woman guillemot who by no means had an opportunity to elevate a chick; George Archibald, who played mating dances for an endangered whooping crane known as Tex to motivate her to put; and Mervyn Shorthouse, who posed as a wheelchair-bound invalid to scouse borrow an expected 10000 eggs from the normal background Museum in Tring.

As this booklet illustrates, those who love birds, whether or not they are amateurs or execs, are as eye-catching and sundry because the birds that supply flight to their dreams.

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