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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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The Birds of America: A New Edition

By: Audubon, John

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 56565656

ISBN: 56565656

Condition: USED


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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

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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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 the anatomy, taxonomy, and classification of dead birds. It describes how in the early 1900s pioneering individuals such as Er... 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 of birds. He also details when and how this knowledge was first acquired, detailing the various myths and misconceptions that ... 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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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 his experience as a passionate birder and on a wealth of archival research, Thomas Dunlap shows how the twin pursuits of recrea... 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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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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World's Rarest Birds (Wildguides)

By: Hirschfield, Erik

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691155968

ISBN: 0691155968

Condition: USED


This illustrated book vividly depicts the most endangered birds in the world and provides the latest information on the threats each species faces and the measures being taken to save them. Today, 571 bird species are classified as critically endangered or endangered, and a further four now exist only in captivity. This landmark book features stunning photographs of 500 of these species--the results of a prestigious international photographic competition organized specifically for this book. It also showcases paintings by acclaimed wildlife artist Tomasz Cofta of the 75 species for which no... 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

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America's Other Audubon

By: Kiser, Joy M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PR:

Seller ID: 9781616890599

ISBN: 1616890592

Condition: USED


America's Other Audubon chronicles the story of Genevieve Jones, her family, and the making of an extraordinary nineteenth-century book, Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio. At the age of twenty-nine, Genevieve Jones, an amateur naturalist/artist and daughter of a country doctor, visited the 1876 Centennial World's Fair in Philadelphia, where she saw Audubon's paintings in Birds of America on display. His artwork inspired her to undertake the production of a book illustrating the birds nests and eggs that Audubon neglected to include in his work. Her parents were reluctant to ... View more info

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To See Every Bird on Earth

By: Koeppel / Koeppel, Dan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PLUME: 11/5/2012

Seller ID: 9780452285392

ISBN: 0452285399

Condition: USED


What drives a man to travel to sixty countries and spend a fortune to count birds? And what if that man is your father? Richard Koeppel's obsession began at age twelve, in Queens, New York, when he first spotted a Brown Thrasher, and jotted the sighting in a notebook. Several decades, one failed marriage, and two sons later, he set out to see every bird on earth, becoming a member of a subculture of competitive bird watchers worldwide all pursuing the same goal. Over twenty-five years, he collected over seven thousand species, becoming one of about ten people ever to do so."To See Ever... View more info

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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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