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- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 19.95
Ostriches may not be able to fly, but they loom large in the bird kingdom. They are the world’s tallest and heaviest living birds, and they lay the largest eggs. With their long legs, ostriches are also fleet of foot, running up to 43 miles per hour, and formidable fighters—an ostrich kick can kill. But since the beginning of history,... more...
- Lyons Press 2012; US$ 25.99
From one of the foremost author/naturalists in the country, Stephen J. Bodio, comes a compulsively readable natural and social history of the most beautiful bird in the world -- the eagle -- with a lengthy introduction by Annie Proulx. The Eagle?s Shadow traces our love-hate relationship to these ?living dinosaurs,? from Neolithic rock art and... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 51.00
On the wings of Laura Erickson?s award-winning book For the Birds comes Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids. Easy and fun to use, Sharing the Wonder is a delightful book that helps caring adults introduce kids to the fascinating world of birds. Chock-full of creative activities, this hands-on guide goes way beyond teaching bird identification. In... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
? How are birds so good at flying and navigating? ? Why are birds so like mammals? and yet so very different? ? Did birds descend from dinosaurs, and if so, does that mean birds are dinosaurs? ? How do they court each other and fend off rivals? ? What' s being communicated in birdsong? ? Can we ever know how birds think? In this fascinating exploration... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
?I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you?ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.?... more...
- University of California Press 1999; US$ 28.00
The kea, a crow-sized parrot that lives in the rugged mountains of New Zealand, is considered by some a playful comic and by others a vicious killer. Its true character is a mystery that biologists have debated for more than a century. This book offers a comprehensive account of kea's contradictory nature. more...
- DK Publishing 2000; US$ 16.99
With wingspans that can measure upward of seven feet, huge hooked beaks, and a reputation for their quiet elegance in the air, eagles remain one of the most impressive birds of prey in the world. In this new guide, brilliant full-color photographs give the reader an "eyewitness" view of the world of eagles, vultures, hawks, kites, owls, falcons, and... more...