“The Life of Birds” is a vintage treatise on birds, exploring their natural history, life cycle, habits, enemies, conservation, and much more. Written in clear language and profusely illustrated, this comprehensive volume is ideal for anyone with an interest in learning more about our feathered friends, and it is not to be missed by birdwatchers and ornithologists. Contents include: “The Bird”, “Courtship and Mating”, “Making the Home”, “The Egg”, “Nursery Days”, “Food and How it is Obtained”, “Migration—Going Out into the World”, “Enemies of Birds”, “Ancestors of Birds”, “The Mind of the Bird”, “The Value of Birds”, “Bird Protection”, etc. 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.