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What It's Like to Be a Bird|David Allen Sibley
What It's Like to Be a Bird : From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why
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The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why: Can birds smell?; Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?; Do robins 'hear' worms?

The book's beauty mirrors the beauty of birds it describes so marvelously. --NPR

In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds--blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees--it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin.

David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults--including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes--it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action.

Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds.

  • ISBN-13: 9780307957894
  • ISBN-10: 0307957896
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: April 2020
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Page Count: 240