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The twelve birds of Christmas, Stephen Moss

Label
The twelve birds of Christmas
Title
The twelve birds of Christmas
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Moss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Naturalist Stephen Moss digs beneath the surface of some of our most popular Christmas carols in an ornithological celebration of the festive season. Using the structure of the carol as a jumping off point, he explores the place of twelve fascinating British birds in our history, culture and landscape. Some of the birds are obvious, there's the swan and of course the partridge. Other chapters are loose interpretation of a verse: for drummers drumming he delves into the woodpecker's distinctive drumming tap. Woodpeckers, he explains, have special padded skulls to mitigate against using their head like hammer drills. They carefully select dead trees for the most hollow, sonorous sound, and in Florida a space mission was once delayed because woodpeckers had pecked holes in the outer surface of the space shuttle
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1960-
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Moss, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 598'.0941
  • 598'.0941
  • 598.0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Christmas
  • Carols, English
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
The twelve birds of Christmas, Stephen Moss
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Illustrations on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781529110104
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781529110104
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The twelve birds of Christmas, Stephen Moss
Publication
Note
Illustrations on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781529110104
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781529110104
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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