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- 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...
- Greystone Books 2012; US$ 29.95
As old-growth forest is increasingly lost to logging, the spotted owl population is declining precipitously in both Canada and the U.S. This beautiful book is a must for anyone who cares about the preservation of nature and the fate of this emblem of the old-growth forest. Jared Hobbs' stunning images capture these nocturnal hunters in flight with... more...
- Short Books 2005; US$ 14.57
Few books are more intimidating than a conventional field guide. There are simply too many birds in them. This book introduces the reader to Britain's most obvious birds. But it does more than that: it also explains them. It explains the way different birds do different things, eat different food, sing different songs and live different lives, and... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 20.40
From dainty avocets prancing along the seashore to panic-stricken waxwings frenziedly gobbling berries, from barking barnacle geese to soaring skylarks, Derwent May writes about birds in a very special way. As he goes in search of birdlife in a variety of places ? the English lanes and rolling corn fields that he loves, the lonely Essex marshes, the... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99
Migratory songbirds are disappearing at a frightening rate. By some estimates, we may have already lost almost half the songbirds that filled the skies only 40 years ago. Following the birds on their 10,000-kilometre migratory journey, Bridget Stutchbury looks at the most threatening factors in their extinction, from pesticides, still a major concern... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99
A Yale-educated professor of biology and a GG finalist for Silence of the Songbirds , Bridget Stutchbury roams forests studying the social lives and sexual antics of birds, sharing with us the curious reasons for their strange behaviour, bright colouring and elaborate songs. Are birds truly faithful to their mates? Stutchbury explains the science... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 17.99
Published to wide acclaim, this beautiful meditation on the fate of grassland birds has been praised for its profound wisdom and lyrical grace. Herriot, in a narrative that is at once intimate and informative, argues for the essential nature of these tiny creatures. He invites us into the unique world of dedicated scientists, passionate naturalists... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
This is the only book in the English language on the birds of the wide area between Fiji, New Caledonia and Micronesia. This practical handbook, by an acknowledged authority, intended primarily for the field student, tells him how to identify and name the birds which he encounters, and what kinds of birds he can expect to find on each island. There... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
Periplus is proud to present the very first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Borneo. Included are the birds of Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Indochina, as well as those found in South China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This book covers 668 species and contains more than 700 color photographs.... more...