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9781553652359
5.75 x 8 Inches (US)
208 pages
hardcover
CDN$ 29.95
BISAC: NAT024000
BISAC: NAT004000


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An Enchantment of Birds
Memories from a Birder's Life
by Richard Cannings
Illustrated by Donald Gunn
Release Date: 2007

CDN$ 29.95

In these delightful meditations, biologist and bird lover Richard Cannings weaves stories of his personal encounters with birds into fascinating descriptions of their behavior, anatomy, and evolution. He muses over the meadowlarks' ability to hide their nests so completely that he has seen only two in a lifetime spent searching for them; the trumpeter swan, as picky as a two-year old, devouring potatoes and carrots but turning up its beak at Brussels sprouts; the northern gannet, with its snowy plumage, black wingtips, and startling blue eyes; the little saw-whet owl, which dabbles in bigamy and even trigamy; and more than two dozen other birds. Covering the entire continent, from the cacophony of a seabird colony on the shores of the Atlantic to a symphony of snow geese on the autumn plains to songbird courtship in the alpine tundra of the Rockies, An Enchantment of Birds informs and entertains, in one fell swoop.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

  Book Details

Pages:

208

ISBN-13:

9781553652359

Format:

hardcover

Dimensions:

5.75 x 8 Inches (US)

Publisher:

Greystone Books Ltd.

Bisac:

NAT024000, NAT004000


An Enchantment of Birds: Memories from a Birder's Life
by Richard Cannings
Illustrated by Donald Gunn
9781926685083
BISAC: NAT024000
BISAC: NAT004000
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