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Birkhead, Mike

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Most widely held works by Mike Birkhead
The falcon over the town by Mike Birkhead( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs depict kestrels feeding, breeding, and defending themselves in their natural habitats
H is for hawk : a new chapter by Helen Macdonald( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Macdonald's bestseller H Is for Hawk told the story of a grieving daughter who found healing in training a goshawk. The goshawk is one of Mother Nature's own fighter jets, capable of finding and killing its prey with the speed of a lightning bolt. Now Macdonald digs deeper into the world of these raptors by following a family in the wild while raising and training a new goshawk of her own
Echo : an elephant to remember( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echo, the elephant matriarch, was the subject of many films and the leader of a carefully studied herd of elephants in Africa. In 2009 she died of natural causes. A look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with scientist Cynthia Moss, cameraman Martyn Colbeck, and the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herd over the course of more than 30 years
The survival factor by Mike Birkhead( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes survival strategies which determine an animal's life, involving a wide range of physical and behavioral characteristics
Echo and other elephants : enchanting stories of an elephant family( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the work of elephant expert Cynthia Moss, who has spent over thirty years studying the matriarch Echo and her herd in Kenya's Amboseli National Park
Siberian tiger quest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on Earth. He now embarks on a challenge that would fulfill a lifelong dream -- to find and film a Siberian tiger living in the wild and free in Russia's far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild
Africa's incredible hulks( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unforgettable Elephants - Martyn Colbeck shares his spectacular footage, that stole his heart. Rhinoceros - Chronicle of the world's five species of rhino, each struggling for their continued survival
Big birds can't fly( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ostrich, the emu, and the rhea, together with the kiwi and the cassowary, are the court jesters of the avian world, because they can't do the one thing that birds are famous for doing. They can't fly. But exactly how and why did these birds abandon flight? It's been one of the natural world's great mysteries. And now DNA is promising to give us the answer
The mute swan by Mike Birkhead( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcards from the country : living memories of the British countryside by Peter Marren( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden world of the Bengal tiger( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of a tigress's struggle to raise her cubs and survive in the heart of the Indian forests
Nature. an elephant to remember( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echo, the remarkable matriarch of a family of elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park, was most studied elephant in the world, the subject of several books and documentaries, including two NATURE films. For nearly four decades, elephant expert Cynthia Moss, and award-winning filmmaker Martyn Colbeck, were on hand to record the trials and triumphs of Echo and her family, documenting the intense loyalties and deep caring that are so fundamental to all elephants, creating a moving record of a life we all can share. Echo died of natural causes at the age of 65 in May of 2009, leaving the family she had cared for and guided for so long to face the worst drought ever recorded in Amboseli on their own. It was a final test of the years of Echo's leadership. Had she taught them all they would need to survive without her? Could her wisdom continue to provide for them even after her death? With rich archival footage and warm recollections, Moss and Colbeck share their memories of Echo and her family as they follow the fortunes of Echo's family during the drought. Echo is shown caring for her newborn son, Ely, who overcame the crippling condition he was born with thanks to her patience and extraordinary perseverance. Echo is also shown making a heartbreaking decision to abandon her mortally-wounded daughter, Erin, in order to save Erin's young calf, Email. Moss and Colbeck have especially fond memories of Echo's mischievous baby daughter, Ebony, whose playful nature was so endearing to them both. And they marvel as they recall Echo's rescue of Ebony when she was kidnapped by a rival clan, remembering it as one of the defining moments of her leadership. Happily, Echo's legacy lives on. Though other elephant families suffer devastating losses, her family is able to survive the drought, retaining her wisdom for future generations, keeping her memory alive
Nature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to far eastern Russia, in search of the Siberian tigers that hold rank in the frozen forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world's biggest cat. Park's tracking technique was unconventional, but produced more than a thousand hours of wild tiger footage and captured the saga of a Siberian tiger dynasty. Morgan spends time with Park, learning firsthand just how hard it was for him to achieve his remarkable accomplishment
Nature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When most people think of birds, what common attributes typically come to mind? Many will cite a bird's ability to fly, sing and use its feathered wings to take flight. So it may seem a bit strange that included in the more than 10,000 species of birds in the world today is a group that literally cannot fly or sing, and whose wings are more fluff than feather. These are the ratites: the ostrich, emu, rhea, kiwi and cassowary. How and why these birds abandoned flight has puzzled scientists since Darwin's time, but as this Nature program shows, DNA and dedicated research are helping to solve these mysteries
Wild survivors : camouflage and mimicry( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers how animals use colors, patterns and mimicry as defense tactics and agreesive weapons in the continuing battle to survive
Brave new wilderness : wildlife in Britain since the industrial revolution by Gavin Weightman( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The zoo in the house by David Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the average well-kept modern home, there is a whole zoo of creatures. In addition to thousands of mites, about 450 other creatures share the place with the people who live there"--Introduction
Tiger by Patience Agbabi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tiger is heart-stoppingly impressive - the embodiment of grace, power and danger - but filming them has traditionally been hampered by the elusive lifestyle they have been forced to adopt
The zoo in you : discover the animals which live in you by David Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bacteria - Virus - Fungus - Amoeba - Medicinal leech - Flea - Louse - Roundworm - Mite - Malaria parasitet_
Web of steel( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single strand of spider's silk is five time stronger than the same size filament made of steel. Spiders may kill with their venom, but they can do serious damage with their webs. With brilliant architecture, solid construction, and a super-sticky self-made "glue," spiders can trap and wrap a victim many times their own size
 
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The mute swan
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Postcards from the country : living memories of the British countryside
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