100 Birds and How They Got Their Names
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 156512281x
Provides a short history and illustrations of one hundred common and exotic birds, including the cardinal, goose, bird of paradise, and the flamingo.
A Unique Collection of 1000 Species in Exquisitely Detailed Paintings
Hardcover ISBN: 0785835768
1000 Birds celebrates the bird kingdom in all its lovely variety through 1,000 detailed illustrations by some of the world's leading ornithological artists, the rich and beautiful diversity of the world's bird kingdom is revealed. Featuring representatives of each of the 176 bird families, this uniquely curated collection provides a lovely complete picture of the avian world. Vital statistics are provided for each species, including range, habitat, and size. Also accompanying the artwork is a brief introduction to the bird illustrated, highlighting distinctive features and characteristic behavior. Carefully researched and compiled by a team of specialist consultants, authors, and artists 1000 Birds is both an authoritative reference and a delight to look at. Each bird included in this book has a detailed illustration and is identified. Find out where the different species of birds live and how they live together. This details included in this book are a breathtaking glimpse into the beauty of the world's birds through illustration, identification and a delicate layout of some of the most exquisite, along with some of the more common, birds. 1000 Birds is essential reading for the serious birdwatcher and amateur enthusiast alike, and each will enjoy this book immensely.
Unique Images and Characteristics
Paperback ISBN: 1591932467
Award-winning author/photographer Stan Tekielaís book demonstrates why hummingbirds are among the most beloved backyard visitors. Page upon page of unique photos and fascinating details blend together to present the hummingbird like never before.
The Audubon Reader
Hardcover ISBN: 1400043697
A definitive anthology of nature writings by the great artist and ornithologist features Audubon's lively and colorful writings about the American wilderness and its plant and animal life, accompanied by excerpts from his journals, letters, and published works that include his keen profiles of wild birds, accounts of his river journeys with the Osage, and more. 15,000 first printing.
How Birds Design, Engineer, & Build
Hardcover ISBN: 069114849x
Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for functional design in nature. Avian Architecture describes how birds design, engineer, and build their nests, deconstructing all types of nests found around the world using architectural blueprints and detailed descriptions of the construction processes and engineering techniques birds use. This spectacularly illustrated book features 300 full-color images and more than 35 case studies that profile key species worldwide. Each chapter covers a different type of nest, from tunnel nests and mound nests to floating nests, hanging nests, woven nests, and even multiple-nest avian cities. Other kinds of avian construction--such as bowers and harvest wells--are also featured. Avian Architecture includes intricate step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and insightful commentary by a leading expert. - Illustrates how birds around the world design, engineer, and build their nests - Features architectural blueprints, step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and expert commentary - Includes 300 full-color images - Covers more than 100 bird species worldwide
The Bedside Book of Birds
An Avian Miscellany
Hardcover ISBN: 0385514832
A colorful treasury of paintings, drawings, essays, poems, and scientific observations celebrates the world of birds, in a collection that includes works by John James Audubon, Ted Hughes, Jorge Luis Borges, Charles Darwin, Peter Matthiessen, Farley Mowat, Barry Lopez, and Edgar Allan Poe, among others. 40,000 first printing.
The Big Twitch
One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time -- a True Story about Birdwatching
Paperback ISBN: 1741145287
Sean Dooley seems like a well adjusted, functioning member of society, but beneath the respectable veneer he harbours a dark secret: he is a hard-core birdwatcher! This work shows one man's quest to realise a boyhood dream and break a national record. It is a combination of travelogue, confessional, and major ornithological achievement.
The Bird Atlas
Hardcover ISBN: 1564583279
A finely illustrated catalog--complete with authoritative descriptions, detailed pictorial maps, and color photographs--of more than three hundred species of birds, organized by continent, is packed with information on characteristics, habitat, and evolution.