This book offers the reader extensive information on birds, with a special focus on mating and the growth of their offspring. This informative volume will appeal to those with an interest in raising young birds, and it would make for a fantastic addition to ornithological collections. Contents include: “Nests”, “Concerning Eggs”, “The Nestling, The Helpless Group”, “The Nestling, The Precocious Group”, “Behaviour of the Young”, “Behaviour of the Parents”, “Food and Feeding”, “Lessons and Language”, “Adolescence”, “Maturity”, “Maturity—continued. Courtship and Display”, etc. Thomas Coward (1867 – 1933) was an English ornithologist and amateur astronomer. He wrote on natural history, local history and Cheshire for a number of publications and books. Other notable works by this author include: “The Vertebrate Fauna of Cheshire and Liverpool Bay” (1910), “The Migration of Birds” (1912), and “Bird Haunts and Nature Memories” (1922). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction and biography of the author.