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Urban Aviary: A modern guide to city birds

Stephen Moss Marc Martin



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Quarto Books
03 September 2019
Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Conservation of wildlife & habitats; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
A unique guide to the unusual and often surprising birds that soar above our cities around the world. From frigatebirds wheeling over Rio de Janeiro to bowerbirds displaying in the suburbs of Canberra, penguins in Cape Town to pelicans in San Francisco, and huge flocks of starlings roosting around the Colosseum in Rome, the world's cities are home to a remarkable array of feathered citizens.

Through Stephen Moss's expert knowledge and insight, Urban Aviary provides a beautiful guide to some of the most extraordinary species of city birds that have become native, including helpful spotting hints and fact boxes for each bird, all of which are brought to life by Marc Martin's distinctive and beautiful watercolours.
By:   Stephen Moss
Illustrated by:   Marc Martin
Imprint:   Quarto Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 190mm, 
ISBN:   9781781318409
ISBN 10:   1781318409
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   03 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stephen Moss is one of Britain's leading nature writers, broadcasters and TV producers. He writes the Guardian's monthly Birdwatch column and was the original Springwatch producer. He appears on radio and wrote BBC Radio 4's tie-in Tweet of the Day. He is currently President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust. His books include Collins Gem Garden Birds, This Birding Life: The Best of the Guardian's Birdwatch, A Bird in the Bush: A Social History of Birdwatching, A Sky Full of Starlings: A Diary of the Birding Year and Wild Hares and Hummingbirds.MARC MARTIN is an illustrator, artist and book maker based in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrations have been commissioned by clients such as Monocle, GQ and Wired. He is the author and illustrator of 5 children's books since 2012.

Reviews for Urban Aviary: A modern guide to city birds

Covering history, migratory movement, feeding habits, breeding, survival outlook, and lots of intriguing details, Urban Aviary will please hardcore birders, casual birdwatchers, and the aviary agnostic. -- Art Lichtenstein * Booklist | ALA *

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