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7 edition of Superdove found in the catalog.

Superdove

by Courtney Humphries

  • 241 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Collins .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Birds & Birdwatching - General,
  • Nature / Birds & Birdwatching,
  • Nature,
  • Nature/Ecology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9952322M
    ISBN 100061259160
    ISBN 109780061259166
    OCLC/WorldCa214285938

    Get this from a library! Superdove: how the pigeon took Manhattan-- and the world. [Courtney Humphries] -- An evolutionary and cultural history of the pigeon takes readers from the dovecotes of ancient Egypt and trenches of World War I to the pigeon-racing societies and city park benches of . Esther Gerritsen () is a Dutch novelist, columnist and screenwriter. Since her debut with Bevoorrecht bewustzijn (Privileged Consciousness), Gerritsen has been considered one of the best authors in the Netherlands and makes regular appearances on radio programs and at international literary festivals such as Litquake and Wordfest/5().

    ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recycled packaging with free standard shipping on U.S. orders over $ - 'Superdove' Book Talk @ Wellsley Booksmith: Where many of us see pigeons as an urban scourge, feeding on discarded fast food (ew) and annoying tourists on Boston Common, Courtney Humphries sees.

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Superdove by Courtney Humphries Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the tradition of Rats, the book that made its namesake rodents famous, Superdove is the fascinating story of the pigeon's journey from the wild to the city—the home they'll never leave.

The Amazon Book Review Book recommendations, author interviews, Superdove book picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and Cited by: 3.

Superdove (Subtitle: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan and the World) by Courtney Humphries Courtney Humphries has for her focus in this book the humble rock dove. Excuse me, it's no longer known officially as a rock dove, they changed the name to rock pigeon, because the opinion of this bird (known to most of us as pigeons, aka rats with wings /5.

In the tradition of Rats, the book that made its namesake rodents famous, Superdove is the fascinating story of the pigeon's journey from the wild to the city—the home they'll never leave. + Read more Recommended for you. Alex & Me. by Irene Pepperberg.

Owls. by Marianne. And in doing so, we have helped make pigeons the ideal city dwellers they are today. In the tradition of Rats, the book that made its namesake rodents famous, Superdove is the fascinating story of the pigeon's journey from the wild to the city—the home they'll never leave/5(28).

‎Why do we see pigeons as lowly urban pests and how did they become such common city dwellers. Courtney Humphries traces the natural history of the pigeon, recounting how these shy birds that once made their homes on the sparse cliffs of sea coasts came to 4/5(2). Superdove simultaneously explores the pigeon's cultural transformation, from its life in the dovecotes of ancient Egypt to its service in the trenches of World War I, to its feats within the pigeon-racing societies of today.

While the dove is traditionally recognized as a symbol of peace, the pigeon has long inspired a different sort of Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

"SuperDove" has changed the way I view Manhattan, pigeons, and other birds like Ravens and Crows. Also, I sent an email to the author complimenting her on the book, and she sent a very nice response - I always like when authors take the time to respond to my commentsit makes reading the book an even more pleasurable experience/5.

In the tradition of Rats, the book that made its namesake rodents famous, Superdove is the fascinating story of the pigeon's journey from the wild to the city—the home they'll never leave.

Beliebte Taschenbuch-Empfehlungen des Monats. Stöbern Sie jetzt Reviews: 5. Superdove: How the pigeons took Manhattan and the world by Courtney Humphries, Collins, $, ISBN WE URBANITES have a blind spot when it comes to pigeons. Sometimes they hardly seem to count as birds. Often dismissed as rats with wings, they are reviled as feral escapees from former domestication.

This book is a reprint edition and is a perfect facsimile of the original book. It is not set in a modern typeface and has not been digitally enhanced. As a result, some characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections, blurring, or minor shadows in the page background.

This book appears exactly as it did when it was first printed. In Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, award-winning journalist David Quammen reminds us why he has become one of our most beloved science and nature writers.

This collection of twenty-three of Quammen's most intriguing, most exciting, most memorable pieces takes us to meet kayakers on the Futaleufu River of southern Chile, where Quammen describes how it feels to travel in fast company /5(7). Superdove How the Pigeon Took Manhattan-- and the World (Book): Humphries, Courtney: Baker & TaylorAn evolutionary and cultural history of the pigeon takes readers from the dovecotes of ancient Egypt and trenches of World War I to the pigeon-racing societies and city park benches of the modern world, in an account that explores the pigeon's role as creature that is both wild and dependent on.

Because this book is just plain entertaining. I really enjoyed the combination of popular science and journalism. This isn't a book written from other books - the bibliography is solid, but the author also did a (frankly amazing) amount of personal research, from talking /5(8).

A very interesting book about a very interesting bird. Pigeons are reviled and despised by most people but they're one of the most successful bird species on earth and with good reason. Their remarkable ability to find their way home has served them (and us) well/5.

Superdove simultaneously explores the pigeon's cultural transformation, from its life in the dovecotes of ancient Egypt to its service in the trenches of World War I, to its feats within the pigeon-racing societies of today.

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Pet expert. Ultimately, Superdove would be an excellent book for someone looking to get a basic overview of pigeons in the context of their relationship with humans in the modern world.

The history prior to the modern era was fairly brief but she did provide a chapter-by-chapter bibliography for any budding ornithologists.

Also, any New Yorker (or resident 4/5(3). Perhaps Superdove will change some minds; in it, Humphries shows us just what exceptional birds pigeons are, often citing new scientific studies.

(I should add that I have kept pigeons for many years and long ago wrote a book about them titledAloft.

Courtney Humphries is a freelance journalist and author who writes about ideas and developments in science, health, and culture for publications such as the Boston Globe, Technology Review, New Scientist, Nature, Science, Wired, and Harvard Magazine/5(36).

Superdove simultaneously explores the pigeon’s cultural transformation, from its life in the dovecotes of ancient Egypt to its service in the trenches of World War I, to its feats within the pigeon-racing societies of today.

While the dove is traditionally recognized as a symbol of peace, the pigeon has long inspired a different sort of. The behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner took a broader view. Among the book’s more hilarious sections (and there are many) is the story of his efforts to sell the National Defense Research.

Courtney Humphries talks about her new book, Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan And the World. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Web sites mentioned in.That’s just one more reason for you to consider reading Superdove.

If you like change, learn from the masters of adaptation: the pigeon. Steve Hopkins, Novem Buy Superdove @ Go To Hopkins & Company Homepage. Go to Book Shelf. Go to Executive Times Archives.

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