The Life Cycle of Birds by Mike Unwin


The Life Cycle of Birds by Mike Unwin

Introduces the life cycles of the main animal groups. Provides an overview of key physical characteristics; Covers the life cycle from birth, or hatching to death, looking at growing up, feeding, mating, keeping safe, threats and survival; Includes simple charts and graphs to explain patterns of change and compare offspring to parent; Uses a wide range of animal examples from near home and around the world

About the Author

Mike Unwin

Mike Unwin is a freelance writer, editor and illustrator with 12 years' experience in natural history publishing. In 2000 he won the BBC Wildlife travel-writing competition. His children's titles include the bestselling RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds.

Q & A with Mike Unwin

What is your favourite species of bird, and what are its characteristics?

Where is your favourite birding destination and why?

How did you first become interested in birds and how long have you been a birder?
Birds have been a passion for as long as I can remember. I was certainly already hooked by the age of six (when I remember seeing a Golden Eagle on a family holiday to Scotland). Of course it helped that my family were keen, so we had bird books in the house, fed birds in the garden and looked out for birds on holiday. And my granny gave me her old binoculars, which lasted me for years (though only one eyepiece worked). For me, birds always went hand in hand with drawing — I wanted to draw whatever I saw, and wanted to see whatever I drew. And it’s not only birds: I like all other wildlife too, especially snakes and cats.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 8 To 11


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Publication date

5th July 2004



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