There's more to Irish bird folklore than the 'wran' boys and the Children of Lir. Birds have been part of our culture from very early times and there are countless beliefs, proverbs and curses associated with them. This entertaining compendium will bring joy to bird lovers and general readers alike.
An exquisite edition of The History of the World in 100 Animals by author and journalist Simon Barnes, adapted and abridged for younger readers, with superb illustrations by award-winning artist, Frann Preston-Gannon.
Includes distribution maps and descriptions of males, females, immatures, voice, diet and preferred habitat of 312 species of birds in Ireland. This book also includes brief descriptions of over 100 rare species.
At a riverbank in Africa's Serengeti, thousands of migrating wildebeest try desperately to cross as terrifying crocs feast on the galloping herds. This title documents migration as a race against time, in which freezing temperatures or scorching heat usher in a crisis. It also explains that migrations need generals, admirals and pioneers.
Compilation of folklore, legends, and history describes animals' relations with people, being hunted for food, fur, sport, or as vermin, and their position today. An imaginative final section looks at twelve animals and how we can visualise ourselves as having their special qualities and enrich our lives and deal with situations differently.
Draws together the mythology, legends and folklore of Ireland's birds, both wild and domestic. Written with imagination and enthusiasm, this mix of natural history, mythology and folklore will delight and enlighten all interested in the birds of Ireland.
A guide to horse care. From day-to-day upkeep, stabling, and grooming, to nursing a sick horse and first-aid techniques, it offers you the information you need to know about caring for your horse. It allows you to recognize common problems and deal with them efficiently.