Lords of the Air: The Smithsonian Book of Birds

by Page, Jake; Morton, Eugene S.

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Lords of the Air: The Smithsonian Book of Birds

by Page, Jake; Morton, Eugene S.

Format: Hardcover

Status: Out of print

Code: 11970

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Introduction by S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution. With magnificent full-color illustrations throughout. The text illuminates the long and rich relationship between birds and human society; the origins of birds hundreds of millions of years ago; their incredible variety and the role of the changing configuration of the continents on their geographical distribution; the physical requirements of flight; subsistence and migratory patterns; communication and bird society; and the problem of endangered species. Covers all 290 species in the families Fringillidae, Estrildidae, and Passeridae. Color photos and maps.

ISBN: 0895990245

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Year of Publication: 1989

Page Count: 288

Weight: 3 lb