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Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America

By: Audubon/Souder, William

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780865476714

ISBN: 0865476713

Condition: USED


The life and times of a complex genius and the masterpiece he created In the century and a half since Audubon's death, his name has become synonymous with wildlife conservation and natural history. But few people know what a complicated figure he was--or the dramatic story behind "The Birds of America," Before Audubon, ornithological illustrations depicted scaled-down birds perched in static poses. Wheeling beneath storm-wracked skies or ripping flesh from freshly killed prey, Audubon's life-size birds looked as if they might fly screeching off the page. The wildness in the images matc... View more info

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Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

By: Birkhead, Tim

Price: $8.00

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY:

Seller ID: 9781620401897

ISBN: 1620401894

Condition: USED


What is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? How do desert birds detect rain hundreds of kilometers away? How do birds navigate by using an innate magnetic compass? Tracing the history of how our knowledge about birds has grown, particularly through advances in technology over the past fifty years, "Bird Sense "tells captivating stories about how birds interact with one another and their environment. Never before has there been a popular book about how intricately bird behavior is shaped by birds' senses. A lifetime spent studying birds h... View more info

Return of the Peregrine: A North American Saga of Tenacity and Teamwork

By: Cade, Tom J/Burnham, William

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 9780961983932

ISBN: 0961983930

Condition: USED


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Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of North America -- Eastern Region (Smithsonian Han

By: DK

Price: $8.00

Publisher: DK PUB:

Seller ID: 0789471566

ISBN: 0789471566

Condition: USED


Published in association with America's preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution, this comprehensive handbook to the birds of North America: Eastern Region includes 706 species -- all birds known to breed east of the 100th meridian on the United States and Canada, as well as regular visitors and vagrants to this region. The Smithsonian Handbook is the first identification guide that includes details of the bird's life history in a concise and user-friendly format. Each full-page profile combines a precise description, annotated photographs, and artworks to highlight the key field mark... View more info

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Pete Dunne on Bird Watching: The How-To, Where-To, Where-To, and When-To of Bird

By: Dunne, Pete

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780395906866

ISBN: 0395906865

Condition: USED


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Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds

By: Ehrilich, Paul/Dobkin, David/W

Price: $7.00

Publisher: FIRESIDE BOOKS: 6/20/2011

Seller ID: 9780671659899

ISBN: 0671659898

Condition: USED


This is the most complete and authoritative reference book about the birds of North America -- up to date and in field-guide format. "The Birder's Handbook" is the first of its kind: a portable library of fascinating information not included in your identification guide. For each of the 646 species of birds that breed in North America, "The Birder's Handbook" will tell you at a glance: * Where the bird nests, and which sex(es) build(s) the nest; * How many eggs the bird lays, what they look like, which patent incubates and for how long, and how the young are cared for; * Food... View more info

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Common Birds and Their Songs

By: Elliott, Lang/ Read, Marie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 1/27/2011

Seller ID: 9780395912386

ISBN: 0395912385

Condition: USED


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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 remained observational and taxonomic. Ornithologists continued to see one of their primary tasks as classification, and they found n... 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 streaking through the forest "passes like a thought." How prophetic--for although a billion pigeons streamed over Toronto in... 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 Hill tells the story of how he and two of his colleagues stumbled upon what may be a breeding population of Ivory-billed Woodpe... 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 student, James Tanner, whose quest to save the Ivory-bill culminates in one of the first great conservation showdowns in U.S. his... View more info

Bluebirds Seven: Paintings

By: Horsfall, R. Bruce

Price: $5.50

Seller ID: 0931686032

ISBN: 0931686032

Condition: USED


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Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo: Migratory Birds and the Impending Ecological Catastro

By: McCarthy, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 2/17/2017

Seller ID: 9781442251939

ISBN: 144225193X

Condition: USED


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Menaboni's Birds

By: Menaboni, Athos

Price: $9.50

Seller ID: 0517662957

ISBN: 0517662957

Condition: USED


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Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Second Edition

By: National Geographic

Price: $4.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780870446924

ISBN: 0870446924

Condition: USED


An extensive guide for anyone interested in birds, complete with description, scientific name, size and range, and a color picture of each bird. View more info

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Wesley the Owl: the Remarkable Story of an Owl and His Girl

By: O'Brien, Stacey

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FREE PR: 1/4/2013

Seller ID: 9781416551775

ISBN: 1416551778

Condition: USED


On Valentine s Day 1985, biologist Stacey O Brien adopted Wesley, a baby barn owl with an injured wing who could not have survived in the wild. Over the next nineteen years, O Brien studied Wesley s strange habits with both a tender heart and a scientist s eye and provided a mice-only diet that required her to buy the rodents in bulk (28,000 over the owl s lifetime). She watched him turn from a helpless fluff ball into an avid com-municator with whom she developed a language all their own. Eventually he became a gorgeous, gold-and-white macho adult with a heart-shaped face who preened in the m... View more info

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Alex and Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal In

By: Pepperberg, Irene

Price: $5.00

Publisher: COLLINS: 9/1/2012

Seller ID: 9780061673986

ISBN: 0061673986

Condition: USED


"You be good. I love you," were Alex's final words to his owner, research scientist Irene Pepperberg, before his premature death at age thirty-one on September 6, 2007. An African Grey parrot, Alex had a brain the size of a shelled walnut, yet he could add, sound out words, understand concepts like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none, and he disproved the widely accepted idea that birds possess no potential for language or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Alex & Me is the remarkable true account of an amazing, irascible parrot and his best friend who stayed together th... View more info

Golden-Cheeked Warbler: A Bioecological Study

By: Pulich, Warren M.

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: B0006WF9LW

ISBN: B0006WF9LW

Condition: USED


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Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible: The A-to-Z Guide To Feeders, Seed Mixes, Projects,

By: Roth, Sally

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780875969183

ISBN: 0875969186

Condition: USED


Become the best bird host in your neighborhood. Let "The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible" be your guide to the foods and feeders, plants and projects that will guarantee you a yard that's absolutely brimming with birds View more info

Top Flight: Speed Index to Waterfowl of North America

By: Ruthven, John A./Zimmerman, Wi

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: B015GJ8XKI

ISBN: B015GJ8XKI

Condition: USED


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