Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?: A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture

Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?: A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture

David Turner


An attractive consultant that illustrates the importance of birds all through history
 
Did the Cettia's Warbler encourage the outlet notes of the final flow of Beethoven's moment Symphony? Who between a number of opponents wrote the simplest poem in regards to the nightingale? And is there a James Bond movie named after a duck? discover the solutions to those ornithological conundrums and others during this attractive ebook that delves into literature, technology, faith, high-quality artwork, and pop culture to bare how a poultry will be way over the sum of its feathered, winged, and webbed elements. Worshipped as gods and damned as brokers of the satan in equivalent degree, birds have additionally fostered clinical breakthroughs or even helped impress a warfare. This enjoyable consultant is filled with interesting insights into the common-or-garden bird's unusually huge position in historical past and culture.

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