Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion for Birds

by Brunner, Bernd
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Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion for Birds

by Brunner, Bernd

Format: Hardcover

Status: Not yet published

Code: 14791

Condition: New

Due: 2017/10/21

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A window on the world of birders--obsessive, passionate, quirky, and always interesting. There is no denying that many people are crazy for birds. Packed with intriguing facts and exquisite and rare artwork, Birdmania showcases an eclectic and fascinating selection of bird devotees who would do anything for their feathered friends.

In addition to well-known enthusiasts such as Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and Helen Macdonald, Brunner introduces readers to Karl Russ, the pioneer of 'bird rooms,' who had difficulty renting lodgings when landlords realized who he was; George Lupton, a wealthy Yorkshire lawyer, who commissioned the theft of uniquely patterned eggs every year for twenty years from the same unfortunate female guillemot who never had a chance to raise a chick; George Archibald, who performed mating dances for an endangered whooping crane called Tex to encourage her to lay; and Mervyn Shorthouse, who posed as a wheelchair-bound invalid to steal an estimated ten thousand eggs from the Natural History Museum at Tring. Foreword by Pete Dunne. Translated by Jane Billinghurst.

ISBN: 9781771642774

Publisher: Greystone Books

Year of Publication: 2017/10/21

Page Count: 288

Shipping Weight: 3.00