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The Resource Birdmania : a remarkable passion for birds, Bernd Brunner ; foreword by Pete Dunne ; translation by Jane Billinghurst

Birdmania : a remarkable passion for birds, Bernd Brunner ; foreword by Pete Dunne ; translation by Jane Billinghurst

Label
Birdmania : a remarkable passion for birds
Title
Birdmania
Title remainder
a remarkable passion for birds
Statement of responsibility
Bernd Brunner ; foreword by Pete Dunne ; translation by Jane Billinghurst
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
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 in Tring. As this book illustrates, people who love birds, whether they are amateurs or professionals, are as captivating and varied as the birds that give flight to their dreams
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1964-
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Brunner, Bernd
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1951-
  • 1958-
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  • Dunne, Pete
  • Billinghurst, Jane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology
  • Birds
  • Bird watchers
Target audience
adult
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Label
Birdmania : a remarkable passion for birds, Bernd Brunner ; foreword by Pete Dunne ; translation by Jane Billinghurst
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 2015 by Verlag Galiani Berlin, Germany, as "Ornithomania : Geschichte einer besonderen Leidenschaft"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
1. Early Enthusiasts -- 2. Bedazzlement -- 3. Strutting Someone Else's Stuff -- 4. Laying the Groundwork for Science -- 5. A Bird in the Hand -- 6. Lost in the Mists of Time -- 7. Championing Birds -- 8. In the Company of Birds -- 9. A Walk on the Wild Side -- 10. Is Bird Love a One-Way Street? -- 11. To Kill or Not to Kill? -- 12. Flight Trackers -- 13. The Lure of the Egg -- 14. Focus on Feathers -- 15. Mad for Bird Watching -- 16. Tracking Dodos and Their Ilk -- 17. Recording Nature -- 18. Deadly Obsessions -- 19. Fantasies of Flight
Control code
p2251032116
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781771642774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Birdmania : a remarkable passion for birds, Bernd Brunner ; foreword by Pete Dunne ; translation by Jane Billinghurst
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 2015 by Verlag Galiani Berlin, Germany, as "Ornithomania : Geschichte einer besonderen Leidenschaft"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
1. Early Enthusiasts -- 2. Bedazzlement -- 3. Strutting Someone Else's Stuff -- 4. Laying the Groundwork for Science -- 5. A Bird in the Hand -- 6. Lost in the Mists of Time -- 7. Championing Birds -- 8. In the Company of Birds -- 9. A Walk on the Wild Side -- 10. Is Bird Love a One-Way Street? -- 11. To Kill or Not to Kill? -- 12. Flight Trackers -- 13. The Lure of the Egg -- 14. Focus on Feathers -- 15. Mad for Bird Watching -- 16. Tracking Dodos and Their Ilk -- 17. Recording Nature -- 18. Deadly Obsessions -- 19. Fantasies of Flight
Control code
p2251032116
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781771642774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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