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  • The Modern Scholar: The Biology of Birds

  • By: Professor John Kricher
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
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An esteemed professor of biology at Wheaton College, John Kricher leads a fascinating discussion of the approximately 10,000 species of birds that share our world. In these engaging lectures, Kricher expands on such topics as bird anatomy, the mechanics of flight, migration, reproduction, and song. The professor's lively presentation demonstrates how understanding the traits, life cycle, and evolution of birds is critical for an understanding of the origins and evolution of life on earth - and why conservation plays a vital role in the environment's delicate balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative!

  • By Anonymous on 09-28-17

Fascinating Bird Basics

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Reviewed: 06-25-15

I enjoyed this so much. Professor Kricher had a very amiable style, a wonderful voice, and was incredibly knowledgeable. The lecture sounded extemporaneous yet never wavered from the subject. I felt like an expert after listening and have gone back and listened several times, always trying to commit the facts to memory. I am a beginner birder and this definitely cemented my interest and increased my desire to learn more. I hope there is a Part Two in the works!