Do Birds Have Knees?

All Your Bird Questions Answered

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472932374

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding. How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter? Why don't swallows stay in Africa? Are birds really dinosaurs, or were dinosaurs really birds? And do birds have knees? Taking a 'questions and answers' approach, each specific question leads to an answer which expands the theme under discussion, so that all aspects of bird life and the hobby of birding are covered. The scientifically rigorous answers together form an impressive and fascinating body of bird-related information. This highly readable book will intrigue anyone with an interest in birds.

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Birds . . . But Were Afraid To Ask

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408132974

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding. How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter? Why don't swallows stay in Africa? Are birds really dinosaurs, or were dinosaurs really birds? How is it decided whether bird species should be 'split' or 'lumped'? Taking a 'questions and answers' approach, each specific question leads to an answer which expands the theme under discussion, so that all aspects of bird life and the hobby of birding are covered. The scientifically rigorous answers together form an impressive and fascinating body of bird-related information. This highly readable book will intrigue anyone with an interest in birds. "Concise and informative, in a chatty everyday style... a great book for dipping into." Birds "Packed with hundreds of questions that anyone broadly interested in birds might ask, each one answered in an easy-to-understand manner. Excellent for anyone, new to birdwatching or not." BTO News

Do penguins have knees?

an Imponderables book

Author: David Feldman

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humor

Page: 265

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The latest collection of suprising "imponderables" answers such eternal questions as "Why are there holes in saltines?" and "Why is Rhode Island called an island?"

The Birder's Companion

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554072125

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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A fact-filled, browser's guide for birding enthusiasts answers 450 questions about the world of birds, covering such topics as physical characteristics, evolutionary history, migration, mating and nesting behaviors, food sources, conservation status, habitats, and more. Original.

Science and technology desk reference

1,500 answers to frequently-asked or difficult-to-answer questions

Author: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Science and Technology Dept

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 741

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Discusses such topics as food and nutrition, the animal world, and weather and climate

The handy science answer book

Author: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Science and Technology Dept

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810394513

Category: Science

Page: 523

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Answers to more than 1,200 frequently asked yet difficult-to-answer questions compiled from the ready reference files of the Science and Technology Department of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Jim Love

from now on

Author: Lynn McLanahan Herbert,Jim Love,Mel Chin,Contemporary Arts Museum

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 247

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Jim Love: From Now Onis the first publication to celebrate Houston sculptor Jim Love's work in over 20 years. Love first gained national recognition in 1961 when his work was included in The Museum of Modern Art's groundbreaking exhibition The Art of Assemblage. He began his career as an urban archaeologist of sorts, scouring junkyards for interesting castoffs and later welding original forms of iron and steel. Inspired by the Surrealist- and Dada-influenced practice of assemblage, he elevated ordinary objects to inventive and often amusing works of art that include his early "put togethers" from the 1950s; his signature bears, birds, and dogs that take on life's dilemmas; his range of work that explores flowers as a motif; and his portraits, theatrical tableaux, and designs for furniture and other functional objects. A central figure in Houston art circles from the 1950s until his untimely death in 2005, Love most notably collaborated with the collectors John and Dominique de Menil. Known for his public commissions in Houston, such as Call Ernie(1985) at William P. Hobby Airport and Portable Trojan Bear(1974) in Hermann Park, Love's work is also included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Dallas Museum of Art; The Menil Collection, Houston; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Love was born in 1927 in Amarillo, Texas, and moved to Houston after his graduation from Baylor University, where he received a BBA (1952) in business administration.