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- Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 18.95
How did cranes come to symbolize matrimonial happiness? Why were magpies the only creatures that would not go inside Noah's Ark? Birds and bird imagery are integral parts of our language and culture. With her remarkable ability to dig up curious and captivating facts, Diana Wells hatches a treat for active birders and armchair enthusiasts alike. Meet... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2011; US$ 17.99
Did the Cettis Warbler inspire the opening notes of the last movement of Beethovens Second Symphony?Is the emu natures most devoted dad?Find out the answers to these ornithological conundrums and others this engaging book that delves into literature, science, religion, fine art and popular culture to reveal how a bird can be far more... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 19.95
In these delightful meditations, biologist and bird lover Richard Cannings weaves stories of his personal encounters with birds into fascinating descriptions of their behavior, anatomy, and evolution. He muses over the meadowlarks? ability to hide their nests so completely that he has seen only two in a lifetime spent searching for them; the trumpeter... more...
- Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 19.95
Simply because they are large scavenging birds, vultures are often viewed as harbingers of death. But, as Thom van Dooren shows in this cultural and natural history, that dominant association leaves us with a very one-dimensional understanding of a group of actually rather fascinating and diverse creatures. Vulture offers an enlightening... more...
- UNP - Bison Original 2011; US$ 12.95
Driving west from Lincoln to Grand Island, Nebraska, Paul A. Johnsgard remarks, is like driving backward in time. “I suspect,” he says, “that the migrating cranes of a pre–ice age period some ten million years ago would fully understand every nuance of the crane conversation going on today along the Platte.” ... more...
- Birdsong Books 2001; US$ 6.99
This educational tale of the migration, mating, and nesting habits of a pair of robins as they raise and care for their young will delight parents, teachers, and children. Beginning with the welcome return of the robins in early spring, simple language and beautifully detailed colored-pencil illustrations reveal exactly what is happening in those... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 21.95
In Do Hummingbirds Hum? George C. West, who has studied and banded over 13,500 hummingbirds in Arizona, and Carol A. Butler provide an overview of hummingbird biology for the general reader, and more detailed discussions of their morphology and behavior for those who want to fly beyond the basics. Enriched with beautiful and rare photography,... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 15.45
Part natural history, part folklore, part exploration of art and aesthetics, part memoir, Nest is a beautiful book that will appeal to bird lovers, readers of literature and art lovers alike. It's the perfect gift for your friend or yourself. more...
- Biota Publishing 2011; US$ 30.00
Sex differences in brain and behavior are widespread across vertebrates. Birds exhibit remarkable examples of these types of parallels between structure and function. For example, only male zebra finches sing, and the brain areas and muscles controlling the learning and production of these vocalizations are greatly enhanced in males compared to females.... more...
- TFH Publications, Inc 2007; US$ 8.99
Written by an expert on wild birds, Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds serves as a regional identification guide to over 50 of the most common feeder birds of North America. It also includes discussion of subjects like species characteristics, feeding and feeders, birdhouses, attracting wild birds, and discouraging pest species. more...