Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? PDF ePub eBook

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Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? free pdf Did the Cettia's Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethoven's Second Symphony? Who among a host of rivals wrote the best poem about the nightingale? And is a James Bond film named after a duck? Find out the answers to these ornithological conundrums and others in this engaging book that delves into literature, science, religion, fine art and popular culture to reveal how a bird can be far more than the sum of its feathered, winged and webbed parts. Worshipped as gods and damned as agents of the Devil in equal measure, birds have also fostered scientific breakthroughs and even helped provoke a war. This humorous and insightful guide is full of brilliant curios that even a magpie would envy.

About David Turner

David Turner is a journalist who has worked for the "Financial Times" andReuters. "

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Author : David Turner
Publisher : Summersdale Publishers
Data Published : 09 May 2011
ISBN : 1849531455
EAN : 9781849531450
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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