E–book [Consider the Birds Who They Are and What They Do] Ò Colin Tudge


Consider the Birds Who They Are and What They DoReading the book by Nathan Emrery But this is not a fault of the book This is a rather wonderful summation of current knowledge regarding birds beautifully written with some rather lovely line drawings for those of you expecting some nice colour photos bve warned there are none and covering just about anything a lay person might want to know about the current state of knowledge regarding those amazing creatures we know as birdsAdmittedly there is the occasional feeling that the book is providing one with #too much information but it appears to me that the biological definitions #much information but it appears to me that the biological definitions be dealt with otherwise The science is provided as it is understood to be at The Beginning Fo The 21st Century Yet The Author Is beginning fo the 21st century yet the author is insistent that only one view is permissible he presents alternative views without rancour and is most entle about it allIt is obvious from this work that the study of birds is comparatively in its infancy but that does not say that we are completely ignorant Birds are far fascinating and interesting the we learn from them Indeed the author suggests that as we learn about them the we actually learn to understand ourselves essentially because it forces us to re evaluate our preconceptions and those preconceptions are indicative of our definitions of ourselves as different The final chapters of the book talks about our responsibility to the world and how our actions influence for better or for worse often mostly the latter our relationships not only to birds but to all life forms on earth More and adeuate funding is reuired by responsible overnments to examine study marvel at and untimately protect this valuable resource As Tudge tells us at the endIn short birds are wonderful to behold They can bring us pleasure wherever they are But also the we look at them the they tell us about ourselves and the way the world really at them the they tell us about ourselves and the way the world really N Scotsman Books of the Year'An author whose own deep relish for the extraordinary lives of birds seems only marginally less pleasurable to him than sharing that wonder with others'    BBC Wildlife MagazineWhen Colin Tudge was a small boy he could recognize only five kinds of birds After studying zoology at Cambridge Colin wrote for the New Scientist and was a documentary maker for BBC radio His other books also published by Penguin include The Secret Life of Trees and So Shall We Reap What's Gone Wrong with the World's Food and How to Fix ,
Atcher but this book was too much of a ood thing The narrative often rambles so it isn t at all clear why the author wrote this book The rambling and the long long lists of factoids made it feel like I was trudging through Tudge s book I skipped 96 page chapter four All the Birds in the World An Annotated Cast List entirely Don t waste your time This author seems to have an inflated opinion of himself and never passes up a chance to stick it to Americans the military man is a natural born killer All I wanted to do was learn about birds but the author ruined that experience by his warped learn about birds but the author ruined that experience by his warped views scattered into the chapters Wish I had my money and time back I didn t finish this book The author ets points for being exhaustive but he loses points for being exhaustive A lot of the book is just lists of things some birds do And since birds are so diverse those lists et LONG And not necessarily organized by any particular principle While I usually like this sort of infodump I just couldn t Norte: A Novel get into it here There needs to be some narrative structure or hook that keeps you awake Sadly I didn t find one before Izzzzzzzzzzz As a birder I enjoyed all the parts of the book with details about birds lives and ancestry which luckily comprised most of the book I learned a lot that I didn t already know My rating is not higher however because the sections discussing economics philosophy psychology and politics that came up were boring and hard toet through and had me ready to et back *to the birds Great book The first eight chapters I loved his style is easy and conversational and yet he *the birds Great book The first eight chapters I loved his style is easy and conversational and yet he provides a wealth of hard hitting science The 9th chapter about the mind of birds asks some interesting uestions but for a biology student these have already been made mind of birds asks some interesting uestions but for a biology student these have already been made discussed and so nothing was really added in this chapter Particularly after. Lly is from dinosaurs to why in so many ways they are very much like us this rich evocative book will make you love and admire the birds that are all around you'Enjoyable entertaining masterful'  Stephen Moss Guardian'Simply fizzing with ideas his heart is with the birds'    Literary Review'Inspired Tudge's writing is always clear and freuently embellished with wry humour'   Richard Fortey Sunday Telegraph'Only when we read this scintillating study do we see how little we've known about the creatures we see around us'   Michael Kerriga.