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The Birds at My Table [electronic resource] : Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters / Darryl Jones.

Author/Creator:
Jones, Darryl, author.
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Birds -- Effect of human beings on.
Birds -- Feeding and feeds.
Human-animal relationships.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers.Why do people do this? Jones asks in The Birds at My Table. Does the food even benefit the birds? What are the unintended consequences of providing additional food to our winged friends?Jones takes us on a wild flight through the history of bird feeding. He pinpoints the highs and lows of the practice. And he ponders this odd but seriously popular form of interaction between humans and wild animals. Most important, he points out that we know very little about the impact of feeding birds despite millions of people doing it every day.Unerringly, Jones digs at the deeper issues and questions, and he raises our awareness of the things we don't yet know and why we really should. Using the latest scientific findings, The Birds at My Table takes a global swoop from 30,000 feet down to the backyard bird feeder and pushes our understanding of the many aspects of bird feeding back up to new heights.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Why Bird Feeding Matters
2 Crumbs to Corporations
3 The Big Change
4 The Feeder Effect
5 What Happens When We Feed?
6 Tainted Table?
7 Feeding for a Purpose
8 Reasons Why We Feed Wild Birds
9 Bird Feeding Matters Even More Now
Appendix: Species Mentioned in the Text
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 22. Jun 2018)
ISBN:
9781501710797
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501710797 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.