From owls and hawks to flamingos and toucans, this completely illustrated, fact-filled book features hundreds of avian wonders from all over the world for kids to discover and explore. This gorgeously illustrated book showcases the winged world of some of the most vibrant and unique birds. Approximately 10,000 different species of birds inhabit our planet, and they exist in all kinds of environments, from deserts to the Antarctic, from the open sea to impenetrable tropical forests, from swamps to mountaintops, to even cities and towns. This book offers young readers examples of the stunning variety of birds that live in our world -- from the largest ostrich at 5-feet tall and 330 pounds, to the smallest hummingbird at 2 inches long and weighing barely an ounce. Divided into chapters denoting geographical areas, Birds of the World features magnificent and detailed illustrations of each bird discussed. At the same time, captions summarize the most important aspects that make up a bird's life, such as environment, food, reproduction, and distinctive behavior. Kids will also learn about the varying colors of plumage, impressive courtship and mating displays, extraordinary flight skills, and more.
About the Author
Cesare Della Pietà is an ornithologist and photographer. He has a degree in classical studies and several years' teaching experience. He worked for 18 years as an assistant editor of the monthly magazine Aqua, Silva and Airone. Later on, he worked as science director and also translated and wrote texts on nature, animals and the environment. He is often a prominent speaker at ornithology and birdwatching conferences and lectures by virtue of his considerable experience in the field. He has also published several titles including: Wings in the Garden, Owls and Little Owls, Mountain Animal, Nighttime Creatures, and Birds: Morphology, Movements, Habitats. Shishi Nguyen is a designer and illustrator. She lives in Vietnam.