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Birds: Myth, Lore and Legend

Author: Chadd, Rachel Warren
Taylor, Marianne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Format:Hardcover

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Birds: Myth, Lore and Legend : Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory, or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends, beliefs, proverbs, and predictions associated with more than 80 birds from many nations, it brings into focus the close--and often ancient--links between humans and these remarkable feathered descendants of dinosaurs. Discover, for instance:<br /><br />Why the cockerel features on many church spires <br />The one sacred bird that symbolizes life and peace in most cultures<br />How to dispel bad luck if you see this black-and-white bird<br />The South American "devil bird" once thought to be a dragon<br /><br />Birds: Lore, Myth and Legend draws on historical accounts and scientific literature to reveal how colorful tales or superstitions were shaped by human imagination from each bird's behavior or appearance. It offers an enchanting and different perspective on birds across the world.


Category   Subject
Nature & Outdoors   Birds & Birdwatching
Social Science   Folklore & Mythology
Science   Life Sciences

ISBN 13:9781472922861
ISBN 10:1472922867
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:304
Size:9.94" l x 7.66" w x 0.97" h
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