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- 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...
- 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...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 20.00
Bird lovers, take heart! While the birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow's The Armchair Birder reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging, humorous, and even irreverent essays, Yow reveals the fascinating... 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...
- Springer 2010; US$ 59.95
Mehr als 1800 Fachärzte in Deutschland haben sich inzwischen zum Osteologen DVO zertifiziert. Für diese und alle zukünftigen Osteologen wurde die Buchreihe "Fortbildung Osteologie" konzipiert. Sie beruht auf den Inhalten der regelmäßig durchgeführten osteologischen Seminare der Sektion Osteologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie/Orthopädische... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 289.00
"Current Ornithology" publishes authoritative, up-to-date, scholarly reviews of topics selected from the full range of current research in avian biology. Topics cover the spectrum from the molecular level of organization to population biology and community ecology. The series seeks especially to review: fields in which an abundant recent... more...
- Beacon Press 2010; US$ 14.95
In 1983, Mike O'Connor opened the Bird Watcher's General Store on Cape Cod, which might well have been the first store devoted solely to birding in the United States. Since that time he has answered thousands of questions about birds, both at his store and while walking down the aisles of the supermarket. The questions have ranged from inquiries about... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 20.00
Meet the saw-whet, the tiniest of Minnesota's owls, a mere eight inches from the tip of its blunt tail to the top of its rounded head. The simplest way to find one is to listen for the scolding calls of a flock of agitated chickadees. Or, if you're lucky, you might witness the male throwing all caution to the wind and "co-co-co-co-ing"... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 24.99
A Nature-Friendly Way to Attract and House Birds Birdhouses are a favorite project among woodworkers. Made of inexpensive materials, they are quick to build and a pleasure for the whole neighborhood. Easy to Build Birdhouses includes 26 fun projects for woodworkers of all skill levels. Part 1 talks about construction basics, wood grain, doors... 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...