Birds: Field Guides
Chris Stein / Negative
Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk
Hardcover ISBN: 0847843637
On the occasion of Blondie’s fortieth anniversary, Chris Stein shares his iconic and mostly unpublished photographs of Debbie Harry and the cool creatures of the ’70s and ’80s New York rock scene. While a student at the School of Visual Arts, Chris Stein photographed the downtown New York scene of the early ’70s, where he met Deborah Harry and cofounded Blondie. Their blend of punk, dance, and hip-hop spawned a totally new sound, and Stein’s photographs helped establish Harry as an international fashion and music icon. In photos and stories direct from Stein, brilliant writer of hits like "Rapture" and "Heart of Glass," this book provides a fascinating snapshot of the period before and during Blondie’s huge rise, by someone who was part of and who helped to shape the early punk music scene—at CBGB, Andy Warhol’s Factory, and early Bowery. Stars such as David Bowie, the Ramones, Joan Jett, and Iggy Pop were part of Stein’s world, as were fascinating downtown characters like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hell, Stephen Sprouse, Anya Phillips, Divine, and many others. As captured by one of its greatest artists and instigators, and designed by Shepard Fairey, this book is a must-have celebration of the new-wave and punk scene, whose influence on music and fashion is just as relevant today as it was four decades ago.
The Most Surprised I've Ever Been
School & Library ISBN: 1595144560
One morning, Marcel the shell is walking on the blanket when he is suddenly launched high into the air and gets a bird's-eye view of the baby, Nana Connie's house, and more before falling back down.
Hawks & Owls of the Great Lakes Region & Eastern North America
Paperback ISBN: 1552978478
Birds of prey can be particularly difficult to track for a variety of reasons:- Nocturnal behavior- Remote habitats- Migratory patterns- Swift flight speeds Hawks and Owls depicts both the subtle differences and rich diversity among these awe-inspiring birds. With crisp, clean photographs and precise identification notes, this guide makes quick and accurate classifications easier. The families of birds includes: - New world vultures - Osprey, kites, eagles, hawks and allies - Caracara and falcons - Barn and bay owls - Typical owls The information on each species is concisely organized and includes the differences between male and female, seasonal and immature plumage, morphs and distinctive markings. Color pictures and range maps accompany the text. The 180 photographs from award-winning photographers show these birds in their natural environments through the seasons. Comparison pages group similar-looking birds on a single page for quick reference. Hawks and Owls is a sturdy, pocket-sized field guide that will be indispensable to naturalists, students and birders at all levels of experience, from Florida to Ontario.
Owls of the World
A Photographic Guide
2nd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1770852743
The superlative identification guide now revised with 19 additional owl species. Praise for the first edition: "[An] important book. Recommended for most libraries -- good value and quality for the price." --Booklist "A spectacular book." --Library Journal, Best Reference of 2012 "A valued addition as a reference for bird enthusiasts and libraries." --Science Books and Film Owls of the World, second edition, is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic birds of prey. The new edition is packed with spectacular photography of 268 species of owls from all over the world -- 19 more species than the original book. Many of the photos are of highly elusive species that are very rarely caught on camera. The photos are accompanied by detailed text describing: - Identification notes - Habitat - Population status - Voice - Food - Distribution - Accurate range maps - Similar species. The photographic coverage includes plumages and subspecies which promotes differentiation between species, making this the definitive work on owl identification. Similar-looking ("confusion") species are included and owls are shown as adults from a perspective that clearly shows markings that assist in identification. For birders, naturalists, photographers, researchers and any fan of these birds, Owls of the World is the definitive work on species identification as well as a comprehensive encyclopedia for reference and reading.
Birds of Florida
Paperback ISBN: 0789483874
The most comprehensive series of field guides to North American birds ever. This impressive collection highlights birds from all regions of the United States including localized areas such as the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest and New England. Whether birding in the foothills of New England, the prairies of the Midwest, or the beaches of Florida, Smithsonian Handbooks are the most comprehensive field guides to North American birds on the market. Looking for the Great Blue Heron or the Piping Plover while visiting the Great Lakes? Desperate to find the rare Long Billed Curlew or the Marbled Godwit during a hike in the Cascade Mountains? There's no need to look any further! Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, these amazing guides are an absolute staple for any birder or amateur ornithologist. Each local species receives its own profile, along with descriptions of habitats and annotated photographs that highlight specific characteristics and other points of interest. Take bird watching to new heights!
An Urban Birdwatching Logbook
Paperback ISBN: 1786271737
A new product from the illustrator of Bird Bingo. Christine Berrie's colorful bird illustrations will inspire city dwellers to look out for their favorite species amid the urban bustle. With 50 bird stickers provided, you can stick in the birds you have seen in your garden or around town, and learn about them through interesting facts written by a leading ornithologist. Includes space for your own notes and observations.