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Down and Dirty Birding: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Heres All the Outrageous but True Stuff Youve Ever Wanted to Know About North American Birds

Slinger, Joey

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ISBN 10: 068480459X / ISBN 13: 9780684804590
Published by Touchstone, 1996
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Title: Down and Dirty Birding: From the Sublime to ...

Publisher: Touchstone

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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Combining useful facts with humorous advice, a witty guide to birding covers how to watch birds without leaving home, collecting the proper equipment, identifying birds, and understanding bird behavior. 20, 000 first printing.

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Most natural history books provide information in a straightforward, expository style. This work is circuitous, humorous, and often profane. (For example, the distraction display, when birds slink away faking a broken wing to try to lead an intruder from their nest, is described as the "crippled bird act, or giving the big bad wolf the old WAZOO.") Because of Slinger's informal (to say the least) style, readers may not realize that his ribald, rambling book actually contains a pretty solid overview of birding, albeit often in rather hit-or-miss fashion. Chapters touch on birders, bird behavior, bird parts, identification, and ten prime birding locations; a miscellaneous chapter called "Deep Background" defies categorization. Anyone who would enjoy reading about nature as it might be related by a standup comedian or glib talk-show host will enjoy this often hilarious book, but for most it would seem an optional purchase.?Henry T. Armistead, Free Lib. of Philadelphia
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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