A beautiful and absorbing look at the world's birdlife, packed with hundreds of illustrations, detailed maps, and a wealth of fascinating facts.

Find out why flamingos are ink, which bird can sprint faster than a horse, how the booby got its name, why vultures are bald.

Learn why birds migrate and which bird travels the farthest, which owl catches fish with its feet, why some species are endangered and what can be done to protect them.

Discover the different continents and countries of the world, their geography and climate, the birds that live in them, from the most common to the most unusual.