The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird S Egg

Author:   Tim Birkhead
Publisher:   Bloomsbury USA
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9781632863706


Publication Date:   11 April 2017
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Tim Birkhead
Publisher:   Bloomsbury USA
Imprint:   Bloomsbury USA
ISBN:  

9781632863706


ISBN 10:   1632863707
Publication Date:   11 April 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Excellent book . . . [Birkhead s] intimacy with his avian subjects, and with everything he and centuries of others have observed about them, makes Mr. Birkhead s hypotheses--and his books--so compelling. - <i>The Wall Street Journal</i></p> Birkhead s curiosity is contagious, and his deep respect for this most ubiquitous of nature s creations gives his words a degree of reverence that is both admirable and welcome . . . Absolutely delightful! - starred review, <i>Booklist</i></p> A thrilling voyage through what most of us think of as an ordinary item sold at the supermarket . . . . One doesn't have to be a bird enthusiast to relish this book, but it would be the most perfect gift for anyone who is. - starred review, <i>Kirkus Reviews</i></p> [Birkhead] writes clearly, with accuracy and wit . . . Birkhead's historical acumen and sharp pen had me seeing eggs in a new light. He has convinced me that they are splendid, if not indeed most perfect. - <i>Nature</i></p> Entertaining and elegant . . . Birkhead s book is not to be missed. Crack it open and enjoy the riches it contains. - <i>Natural History</i></p> Who could imagine that tiny bird eggs were such mind-blowing scientific marvels? As compelling and inherently fascinating as it is informative and 'reader friendly' in composition and presentation, <i>The Most Perfect Thing </i>is very highly recommended. - <i>Midwest Book Review</i></p> With <i>The Most Perfect Thing</i> Tim Birkhead proves he s one of ornithology s greatest popularizers. Through the passion he has for his subject and the clarity of his writing, he'll have you wondering how you ever managed to take eggs for granted. - <i>Hipster Birder</i></p> [A]n interesting, comprehensible exploration of eggs. It will help anyone understand this most perfect thing. More than that, though, it gives a tantalizing taste of the exciting things just waiting to be discovered even about topics that we might, naively, consider mundane. - <i>The Bird's Library</i></p> Birkhead manages to contain what could have become an unwieldy topic, and readers with little familiarity in guillemot eggs specifically will still find the material fascinating. - <i>Publishers Weekly</i></p>


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<b>Tim Birkhead </b>teaches animal behavior and the history of science at the University of Sheffield. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London and was awarded the 2016 Eisenmann Medal, the Linnaean Society's highest award. Birkhead is the author of several books, including <i>Bird Sense</i>, and <i>The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Ornithology</i>, which won the McColvin Medal, and <i>The Red Canary</i>, which won the Consul Cremer Prize. He lives in Sheffield, England.

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