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Audobon Encyclopedia of North American Birds

By: Audobon

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 394466519

ISBN: 394466519

Condition: USED


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Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

By: Audubon Society

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 2/3/2015

Seller ID: 0394414055

ISBN: 0394414055

Condition: USED


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Birds of America

By: Audubon, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 12/18/2013

Seller ID: 9781566199056

ISBN: 1566199050

Condition: USED


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John James Audubon the Making of an American

By: Audubon//Rhodes, Richards

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 5/17/2011

Seller ID: 9780375713934

ISBN: 037571393X

Condition: USED


John James Audubon came to America as a dapper eighteen-year-old eager to make his fortune. He had a talent for drawing and an interest in birds, and he would spend the next thirty-five years traveling to the remotest regions of his new country-often alone and on foot-to render his avian subjects on paper. The works of art he created gave the world its idea of America. They gave America its idea of itself. Here Richard Rhodes vividly depicts Audubon's life and career... View more info

Life Histories of North American Birds of Prey

By: Bent, Arthur Cleveland

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 0486209318

ISBN: 0486209318

Condition: USED


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Life Histories of North American Birds of Prey, Part Two

By: Bent, Arthur Cleveland

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 0486209326

ISBN: 0486209326

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Life Histories of North American Shore Birds: Part One

By: Bent, Arthur Cleveland

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 0486209334

ISBN: 0486209334

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Life Histories of North American Shore Birds: Part Two

By: Bent, Arthur Cleveland

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 0486209342

ISBN: 0486209342

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Life Histories of North American Marsh Birds (Dover Birds)

By: Bent, Arthur Cleveland

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 0486210820

ISBN: 0486210820

Condition: USED


Bent's Life Histories series is the most comprehensive and reliable collection of information ever compiled on the behavior of birds -- a must for ornithologists, amateur bird-watchers, naturalists and anyone for whom an involvement with birds doesn't end with identification. Bent gives careful, detailed resumes of virtually everything known about the life-cycles and habits of hundreds of birds: field marks and plumage, courtship, nesting, care of young, voice, enemies, ... View more info

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Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin

By: Birkhead, Tim

Price: $12.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR: 8/11/2017

Seller ID: 9780691151977

ISBN: 0691151970

Condition: USED


"Ten Thousand Birds" provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ornithology was a museum-based discipline focused almost exclusively on t... View more info

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Wisdom of Birds

By: Birkhead, Tim

Price: $9.00

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY: 10/9/2014

Seller ID: 9781596915411

ISBN: 1596915412

Condition: USED


What the birds have taught us: a gorgeously rendered and comprehensive history of ornithology, from folklore to facts--the perfect gift for bird enthusiasts everywhere. Leading ornithologist Tim Birkhead takes readers on a journey through the wonderful world of birds: conception and egg, territory and song, breeding and migration. In the process, he reveals how birders have overcome centuries-old superstitions and untested truths to achieve a firmer understanding o... View more info

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Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs

By: Chiappe, Luis M

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 9780520200944

ISBN: 0520200942

Condition: USED


Our knowledge of the origin and early evolution of birds has exploded in the past ten to fifteen years. In the 1990s alone, scientists became aware of approximately three times more species of early birds than were previously known, marking the first 85 million years of avian development as a period of remarkable species diversity. Assembling work by an international group of renowned scientists, "Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs "is the most authoritative an... View more info

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In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders and Their Guides

By: Dunlap, Thomas R

Price: $8.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 9780199734597

ISBN: 0199734593

Condition: USED


America is a nation of ardent, knowledgeable birdwatchers. But how did it become so? And what role did the field guide play in our passion for spotting, watching, and describing birds? In the Field, Among the Feathered tells the history of field guides to birds in America from the Victorian era to the present, relating changes in the guides to shifts in science, the craft of field identification, and new technologies for the mass reproduction of images. Drawing on hi... View more info

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Exhilaration of Wings: The Literature of Bird Watching

By: Exhilaration of Wings: The Lit

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/4/2017

Seller ID: 9780141001807

ISBN: 0141001801

Condition: USED


More than seventy-five authors-including Muir, Audubon, and Wordsworth, as well as lesser-known writers and amateur ornithologists-share their infectious observations about birdsong, migration, nests, raptors, sea birds, hummingbirds, and much more. The entries span 1750 through 1925 and are by turns practical, lyrical, humorous, literary, and even mystical, as they illuminate the magical and occasionally unexpected ways in which birding connects us both to the history o... View more info

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Discovering Birds: The Emergence of Ornithology as a Scientific Discipline, 1760

By: Farber, Paul Lawrence

Price: $5.50

Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR: 3/3/2017

Seller ID: 9780801855375

ISBN: 0801855373

Condition: USED


In "Discovering Birds, " Paul Lawrence Farber rejects the view that eighteenth-century natural history disappeared with the rise of nineteenth-century biology. In this penetrating case study of the history of ornithology, Farber demonstrates interesting continuities: as natural history evolved into individual sciences (botany, geology, and zoology) and specialties (entomology and ichthyology), the study of birds emerged as a distinct scientific discipline that remaine... View more info

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Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

By: Greenberg, Joel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY: 5/18/2014

Seller ID: 9781620405345

ISBN: 1620405342

Condition: USED


In the early nineteenth century 25 to 40 percent of North America's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The down beats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown out all other sound. Feeding flocks would appear as "a blue wave four or five feet high rolling toward you."John James Audubon, impressed by their speed and agility, said a lone passenger pigeon... View more info

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Mind of the Raven

By: Heinrich, Bernd

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780060930639

ISBN: 0060930632

Condition: USED


In "Mind of the Raven," Bernd Heinrich, award - winning naturalist, finds himself dreaming of ravens and decides he must get to the truth about this animal reputed to be so intelligent.Much like a sleuth, Heinrich involves us in his quest, letting one clue lead to the next. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat, studying their daily routin... View more info

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Ivorybill Hunters: The Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

By: Hill, Geoffrey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 8/11/2017

Seller ID: 9780195323467

ISBN: 0195323467

Condition: USED


The last documented sighting of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker--one of the rarest and most intriguing animals in the world--was noted over 50 years ago. Long thought to be extinct, the 2005 announcement of a sighting in Arkansas sparked tremendous enthusiasm and hope that this species could yet be saved. But the subsequent failure of a massive search to relocate Ivorybills in Arkansas made hope for the species' revival short-lived. Here, noted ornithologist Geoffrey Hi... View more info

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Race to Save the Lord God Bird

By: Hoose, Phillip

Price: $5.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 11/30/2013

Seller ID: 9780374361730

ISBN: 0374361738

Condition: USED


The tragedy of extinction is explained through the dramatic story of a legendary bird, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and of those who tried to possess it, paint it, shoot it, sell it, and, in a last-ditch effort, save it. A powerful saga that sweeps through two hundred years of history, it introduces artists like John James Audubon, bird collectors like William Brewster, and finally a new breed of scientist in Cornell's Arthur A. "Doc" Allen and his young ornithology stud... View more info

Bird Egg Feather Nest

By: Koch, Maryjo

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 11/20/2013

Seller ID: 9781556702617

ISBN: 1556702612

Condition: USED


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