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Author Humphries, Courtney, 1977-

Title Superdove : how the pigeon took Manhattan-- and the world / Courtney Humphries.

Publication Info. New York : Smithsonian Books : Collins, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  598.65 HUMPHRIES    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  598.65 HUMPHRIES    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  598.65 HU    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-196).
Contents Pigeon's progress -- Invited guests -- Darwin's metaphor -- Hopeful monsters -- Homing -- Hunt and peck -- Escape of the superdoves -- Squab is born -- Urban habitat -- Defining pigeons -- Pigeon mothers -- Origin.
Summary 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 the modern world, in an account that explores the pigeon's role as creature that is both wild and dependent on humans.
Subject Pigeons -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780061259166
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