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ISBN: 0061136859, 9780061136856Издательство: Collins
Год издания: 2006
Why do people have such an affinity for birds? Is it their ability to break free from gravity and soar through the air? Perhaps it is their colorful plumage, which varies from season to season? Or their nesting and brooding habits? To understand birds, you have to see them in their natural state, and award-winning photographer Brutus A–stling is up to the task. Traveling the world over, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, A–stling takes us "behind the scenes" to capture these magnificent creatures at various times of the year, in various natural settings. None of what is presented in this book could in any way be thought of as "stock photography," and none of it is digitally manipulated. Organized by theme, and with elegant text by nature writer Magnus Ullman, 140 common and rare species are seen in their habitats. Whether shown flying or feeding, nesting or displaying their colors, each of them clearly is a distinct individual. The text offers musings on, and...