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- Inhabit Media 2014; US$ 0.99
Nearly 200 species of birds nest in the North American Arctic. While a few hardy species live in the Arctic year-round, most birds travel seasonally to the Arctic to lay their eggs and raise their young. In this book, young readers learn about twelve of the birds that call the Arctic home, whether that be for the whole year or just for the summer.... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 19.95
A symbol of power, divinity, war, and justice, the eagle has been one of the most dominant birds in the human imagination for millennia. Exploring the rich history of this bird and its portrayal in art, film, literature, and poetry, this book examines how eagles became an emblematic creature that also embodies the paradoxes of our existence. ... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95
For ten months of the year, the prairie-chicken?s drab colors allow it to disappear into the landscape. However, in April and May this grouse is one of the most outrageously flamboyant birds in North America. Competing with each other for the attention of females, males gather before dawn in an explosion of sights and sounds??booming from the mists... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.50 US$ 21.23
Panikmache oder sicheres Weltende? Was vom "Klimawandel" wirklich zu halten ist Kaum ein Thema erregt die Gemuter so wie die Frage, ob der Klimawandel uns alle ins Verderben sturzt oder wir nur einer Angst fordernden Kampagne hysterischer Umweltaktivisten aufsitzen. Die Diskussionen werden hei? gefuhrt und munden oft in extreme Positionen und widerspruchliche... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 11.99
The California condor. has been described as a bird. ''with one wing in the grave.''. Flying on wings nearly ten feet wide from tip to tip, these birds thrived on the carcasses of animals like woolly mammoths. Then, as humans began dramatically reshaping North America, the continent's largest flying land bird started disappearing. By the beginning... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21
When award-winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich became the unwitting -- but doting -- foster parent of an adorable gosling named Peep, he was drawn into her world. And so, with a scientist's training and a nature lover's boundless enthusiasm, he set out to understand the travails and triumphs of the Canada geese living in the beaver bog adjacent... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 51.00
Florence Page Jaques and her husband, Francis Lee Jaques, who illustrates this classic with beautiful black-and-white nature drawings, experience an unusually thrilling winter vacation following the waterfowl migration. Beginning with a duck-hunting trip in Minnesota, Florence writes a lively and detailed account of their trip down the Mississippi... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 60.00
In 365 day-by-day sketches, Laura Erickson brings more than 250 birds right into your living room?from rare hawk owls to elusive sedge wrens to plastic lawn flamingos. Light-hearted, yet authoritative, For the Birds is brimming with fascinating birdlore.Did you know that you can mail three chickadees with a single stamp? That Black-billed Cuckoos flourish... more...
- Scribner 2007; US$ 17.99
Following one of the world's experts on birdsong from the woods of Martha's Vineyard to the tropical forests of Central America, Don Stap brings to life the quest to unravel an ancient mystery: Why do birds sing and what do their songs mean? We quickly discover that one question leads to another. Why does the chestnut-sided warbler sing one song before... more...