Pigeons are everywhere, often considered pests. Still, there was a time when pigeons were trained to deliver messages across battlefields, sought out as pets, and sometimes were even the stars of decadent dishes. Rediscover the once-coveted bird and find that they are behaviorally bizarre, anatomically fascinating, historically compelling, and thrilling to watch. Get to know "the world's most misunderstood bird"
while reading this simultaneously humorous and informative guide, filled with lively illustrations and a plethora of pigeons! (HC)