Why this book?
We often fail to appreciate the most common birds among us. In contrast, Nobel Laureate Niko Tinbergen celebrates the life of a common beach denizen in this classic book. Tinbergen wrote this book in the 1950s based on his detailed observations of the gulls in their natural habitats. As I read, I am taken to the dunes of the Netherlands where Niko spent his life. I can hear the cries of the gulls as they greet their mates, defend their turf, and raise their young. Tinbergen’s life of observing and experimenting is laid before me as he describes the postures and calls that form the gulls’ communication system. I come away from my read knowing a lot about gulls and even more about a brilliant scientist’s mind.
The Herring Gull's World: Study of the Social Behaviour of Birds
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
Hardcover - 1953 - First Edition (no other editions listed) Green boards are square with sharp corners, little or no wear, binding is tight. Text block has some foxing as do some of the pages but does not interfer with the text. No dust jacket.