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  • Amazing Hummingbirdsby Stan Tekiela

    Adventure Publications 2010; US$ 8.99

    A collection of images and insight compiled in one book. Compelling photographs and descriptions present the lives of hummingbirds. more...

  • Pigeonby Barbara Allen

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many detractors?and even some fans. Written out of love for and fascination with this humble yet impo more...

  • Penguinby Stephen Martin

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    From the Penguin Books logo to The March of the Penguins, a certain tuxedo-adorned member of the animal kingdom has long captured our hearts and imaginations. Stephen Martin regales us here with the cultural and natural history of the penguin, revealing m more...

  • Vultureby Thom van Dooren

    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...

  • Made for Each Otherby Ronald M. Lanner

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 39.99

    An account of the symbiotic relationship between pine trees and jays. A cycle of dependency has progressed for several million years as birds have effectively planted the trees that sustain them by dispersing the seeds. more...

  • Condorby John Nielsen

    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...

  • The Geese of Beaver Bogby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Physics of Birdsongby Gabriel B. Mindlin; Rodrigo Laje

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 139.00

    Deals with the physical mechanisms at work in the production of birdsong, the acoustic effects that the avian vocal organ is capable of generating, and the nature of the neural instructions needed to drive it. This book provides a useful reading for physicists, biologists and general readers alike. more...

  • Avian Navigationby Hans G Wallraff

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 219.00

    How migratory birds can navigate home from their wintering grounds to their breeding sites over hundreds and thousands of kilometres has been an admired mystery over more than a century. Profound advances towards a solution of this problem have been achieved with a model bird, the homing pigeon. This monograph summarizes our current knowledge about... more...

  • Geese Fly Highby Florence Page Jaques; Francis Lee Jaques

    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...