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The Modern Scholar: The Biology of Birds Lecture

The Modern Scholar: The Biology of Birds

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 John Kricher (P)2012 Crescite Group, LLC

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    "Great!"

    Very similar to an actual ornithology class I took at a university. Told in a conversational way. I definitely recommend!

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    Zak 02-23-17
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    "birds!"

    loved this. I was expecting the gentleman that was reading to be boring ,but you can really hear his love for birds in his voice. it made it hard to stop listening to l.

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    "Good Info for beginners"

    nicely done and read with concise information and interesting facts. good for beginners in ornithology

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    "Informative with a touch of entertainment"

    I enjoyed learning about the physiology and behavior of birds from these lectures. It was easy to listen to and had moments of humor and relate-ability that kept me interested.

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    S. Spencer 07-12-16
    S. Spencer 07-12-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Bird Intro"

    This is a nice collection of lectures about birds. Not a whole lot of new, startling information, but a nice introduction. The author/lecturer was able to express his passion for birds and for science.

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    AndreiaFernandes Sao Paulo 02-04-16
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    "amazing book about Birds"

    I loved this book. The most useful book I listened to on Audible. Thanks !

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    Margo 06-25-15
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    "Fascinating Bird Basics"

    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!

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    "Fun and informative"

    I flew through this audio lecture. It's loaded with information and the reader/lecturer was wonderful. I would highly recommend this book for anyone interested in ornithological studies.

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    sean kroah NYC, NY 05-28-15
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    "Entertaining and informative"

    A useful and workable balance of information and narrative in the audible version. It's definitely overpriced so use one of your free credits.

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    "What a great book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved what he told and how he told it..learned a lot about birds that I didn't know.


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