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On Feathered Wings : Birds in Flight - Richard Ettlinger

On Feathered Wings

Birds in Flight

Hardcover

Published: 1st June 2008
For Ages: 13+ years old
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When we imagine birds, we think of them soaring through the sky, high above our heads--yet photographs of birds in the air are surprisingly rare. "On Feathered Wings" features the work of seven photographers who have spent their lives camping out, donning waders, and lying in wait for the greatest shots of birds doing what they do best: flying Selected by birder and photographer Richard Ettlinger, these gorgeous, often thrilling images show hunters, migrators, waterfowl, and songbirds living on the wing: hunting, feeding, fighting, traveling, or just gliding along. An essay by Ettlinger gives an overview of the mechanics and evolution of bird flight.
From falcons and eagles to swallows and hummingbirds, "On Feathered Wings" serves up a rich collection of images that is sure to delight birders both novice and veteran, and anyone who has ever looked to the skies in wonder.

Introduction
A portion of genius
How birds fly
How bird flight evolved
High fliers, world travelers, and frightful hunters
Categories of birds and flight
Factors of flight behavior
Migration
Hunting
Behind the camera
Plates
Killers on the wing
Wings along the shore
Wings of the wetlands
Songbirds on the wing
Acknowledgments
Photograph credits
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780810995253
ISBN-10: 0810995255
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 1st June 2008
Publisher: Abrams
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.4 x 30.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.44
Edition Number: 1