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Cocker, Mark, 1959- author
Birds and people / Mark Cocker and David Tipling ; with specialist research by and the support of Jonathan Elphick and John Fanshawe
Alternate Title Birds & people
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright London : Jonathan Cape, 2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QL673 .C63 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Birds
Birds -- Social aspects
Human-animal relationships
Animals and civilization
Physical Description 592 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Tinamous Tinamidae -- Ostriches Struthionidae -- Rheas Rheidae -- Cassowaries Casuariidae -- Emu Dromaiidae -- Elephant Birds Aepyornithidae -- Moas Dinornithidae -- Kiwis Apterygidae -- Megapodes Megapodiidae -- Chachalacas, Curassows and Guans Cracidae -- Guineafowl Numididae -- New World Quails Odontophoridae -- Pheasants, Fowl and Allies Phasianidae -- Screamers Anhimidae -- Ducks, Geese and Swans Anatidae -- Penguins Spheniscidae -- Loons (Divers) Gaviidae -- Albatrosses Diomedeidae -- Petrels and Shearwaters Procellariidae -- Storm Petrels Hydrobatidae -- Diving Petrels Pelecanoididae -- Grebes Podicipedidae -- Flamingos Phoenicopteridae -- Storks Ciconiidae -- Ibises and Spoonbills Threskiornithidae -- Herons and Bitterns Ardeidae -- Tropicbirds Phaethontidae -- Frigatebirds Fregatidae -- Hamerkop Scopidae -- Pelicans Pelecanidae -- Gannets and Boobies Sulidae -- Cormorants Phalacrocoracidae -- Anhingas Anhingidae -- Birds of Prey Cathartidae, Falconidae and Accipitridae -- Bustards Otidae -- Seriemas Cariamidae -- Kagu Rhynochetidae -- Sunbittern Eurypygidae -- Rails, Crakes and Coots Rallidae -- Finfoots Heliornithidae -- Trumpeters Psophiidae -- Cranes Gruidae -- Limpkin Aramidae -- Stone-curlews and Thick-knees Burhinidae -- Sheathbills Chionidae -- Oystercatchers Haematopodidae -- Stilts and Avocets Recurvirostridae -- Plovers Charadriidae -- Jacanas Jacanidae -- Sandpipers and Snipe Scolopacidae -- Coursers and Pratincoles Glareolidae -- Gulls and Terns Laridae -- Skuas Stercorariidae -- Auks Alcidae -- Sandgrouse Pteroclididae -- Pigeons and Doves Columbidae -- Cockatoos and Parrots Psittacidae -- Hoatzin Opisthocomidae -- Turacos Musophagidae -- Cuckoos Cuculidae -- Barn Owls Tytonidae and Owls Strigidae -- Frogmouths Podargidae -- Oilbird Steatornithidae -- Potoos Nyctibiidae -- Nightjars Caprimulgidae -- Swifts Apodidae -- Hummingbirds Trochilidae -- 5050 Contents note continued: Mousebirds Coliidae -- Trogons Trogonidae -- Rollers Coraciidae -- Kingfishers Alcedinidae -- Motmots Momotidae -- Bee-eaters Meropidae -- Hoopoe Upupidae -- Hornbills Bucerotidae -- Ground Hornbills Bucorvidae -- Toucans and Barbets Ramphastidae -- Honeyguldes Indicatoridae -- Woodpeckers Picidae -- New Zealand Wrens Acanthisittidae -- Pittas Pittidae -- Manakins Pipridae -- Cotingas Cotingidae -- Tyrant Flycatchers Tyrannidae -- Antbirds Thamnophilidae -- Tapaculos Rhinocryptidae -- Antthrushes and Antpittas Formicariidae -- Ovenbirds Furnariidae -- Lyrebirds Menuridae -- Scrubbirds Atrichornithidae -- Bowerbirds Ptilonorhynchidae -- Honeyeaters Meliphagidae -- Wattled Crows Callaeatidae -- Helmetshrikes and Bushshrikes Malaconotidae -- Butcherbirds and Allies Cracticidae -- Cuckooshrikes Campephagidae -- Piopio Turnagra -- Shrikes Laniidae -- Vireos and Greenlets Vireonidae -- Figbirds and Orioles Oriolidae -- Shrikethrushes and Pitohuis Colluricindidae -- Drongos Dicruridae -- Fantails Rhipiduridae -- Monarchs Monarchidae -- Crows and Jays Corvidae -- Australian Mudnesters Corcoracidae -- Birds-of-Paradise Paradisaeidae -- Australasian Robins Petroicidae -- Picathartes Picathartidae -- Waxwings and Allies Bombycillidae -- Palmchat Dulidae -- Tits and Chickadees Paridae -- Penduline Tits Remizidae -- Swallows and Martins Hirundinidae -- Larks Alaudidae -- Cisticolas and Allies Cisticolidae -- Tailorbirds Orthotomus -- Bulbuls Pycnonotidae -- Old World Warblers Sylviidae -- Babblers Timaliidae -- White-eyes Zosteropidae -- Goldcrests and Kinglets Regulidae -- Wrens Troglodytidae -- Nuthatches and Wallcreeper Sittidae -- Mockingbirds and Thrashers Mimidae -- Starlings Sturnidae -- Thrushes Turdidae -- Chats and Old World Flycatchers Muscicapidae -- Dippers Cinclidae -- Sunbirds Nectariniidae -- Old World Sparrows and Snowfinches Passeridae -- Weavers and Widowbirds Ploceidae -- Waxbills, Munias and Allies Estrildidae -- Indigobirds and Whydahs Viduidae -- Wagtails and Pipits Motacillidae -- Finches Fringillidae -- Hawaiian Honeycreepers Drepanididae -- New World Warblers Parulidae -- New World Blackbirds Icteridae -- Bananaquit Coerebidae -- Buntings and New World Sparrows Emberizidae -- Tanagers and Allies Thraupidae -- Grosbeaks, Saltators and Allies Cardinalidae -- Birds, People and BirdLife International
Summary "Part natural history and part cultural study, this book describes and maps the entire spectrum of human engagements with birds, drawing in themes of history, literature, art, cuisine, language, lore, politics, and the environment. Vast in both scope and scale, it draws upon Mark Cocker's 40 years of observing and thinking about birds to celebrate this relationship. The book is as important for its visual riches as it is for its groundbreaking content, as one of Europe's best wildlife photographers has traveled in 39 countries on seven continents to produce a breathtaking and unique collection of photographs. The author solicited contributions from people worldwide, and personal anecdotes and stories have come from more than 600 individuals of 81 different nationalities, ranging from university academics to Mongolian eagle hunters, and from Amerindian shamans to highly celebrated writers. The sheer multitude of voices in this global chorus means that it is both a source book on why we cherish birds and a powerful testament to their importance for all humanity" -- Amazon.com, viewed October 9, 2013
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-549) and indexes
NOTE 532127
Alternate Author Tipling, David, illustrator
Elphick, Jonathan
Fanshawe, John

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