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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...