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Why peacocks? : an unlikely search for meaning in the world's most magnificent bird  Cover Image Book Book

Why peacocks? : an unlikely search for meaning in the world's most magnificent bird / Sean Flynn.

Flynn, Sean, 1964- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781982101077
  • ISBN: 1982101075
  • ISBN: 9781982101084
  • ISBN: 1982101083
  • Physical Description: 263 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Roosting -- Molting, mating, and murder -- A peacock in Autumn.
Summary, etc.:
"An acclaimed journalist seeks to understand the mysterious allure of peacocks--and in the process discovers unexpected and valuable life lessons"-- Provided by publisher.
Until Flynn’s neighbor in North Carolina offered him one, he had never considered whether he wanted a peacock. His family became the owners of not one but three charming yet fickle birds: Carl, Ethel, and Mr. Pickle. Here he chronicles their first year as peacock owners, from struggling to build a pen to assisting the local bird doctor in surgery to triumphantly watching a peahen lay her first egg. He also examines the history of peacocks, from their appearance in the Garden of Eden. And Flynn travels across the globe to learn more about the birds firsthand. His book offers surprising lessons about love, grief, fatherhood, and family. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Peafowl > Anecdotes.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Ethology (Animal Behavior)
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library 598.6258 FLYNN 2021 39851001611004 Non-fiction Available -

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