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The Modern Scholar: The Biology of Birds

Narrated by: Professor John Kricher
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
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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.

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

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Very informative!

As a wildlife rehabilitator (in training), my focus has been birds. I learned SO much from this book, I can't wait to apply it to my work :)

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Excellent course for beginners

I strongly recommend this course for anyone wanting to know more about birds. The information is very thoughtfully selected and delivered wonderfully. The enthusiasm and passion of Prof.Kricher is evident throughout the lectures and he keeps the listener engaged throughout and wanting more.

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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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Interesting

Good Intro to birds in general. Lots of fin facts. Includes more specific and in depth facts for those already familiar with the basics.

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Incredible

I've been a birder for a few years now and this book has been perfect for me to learn more about all aspects of the lives of birds.

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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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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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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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