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  • The Scientific Nomenclature of Birds in the Upper Midwestby James Sandrock; Jean C. Prior

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    The translation and explanation of genus and species names yield markers to help us identify birds in the field as well as remember distinctive traits. Having a basic understanding of the scientific and common names of birds reveals insights into their color, behavior, habitat, or geography. Knowing that Cyanocitta means ?blue chatterer? and cristata... more...

  • Outwitting Squirrelsby Bill Adler

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Bird-loving Americans share a common problem: squirrels! These fast, greedy, incredibly crafty, fluffy-tailed rodents pillage birdfeeders before owners? very eyes. For 25 years, Outwitting Squirrels has been leading the charge to help bird lovers defend their feeders. This classic defense manual for the besieged birder has been fully updated to... more...

  • The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds, Second Editionby Mark W. Lockwood; Brush Freeman

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    ?. . . includes some stunning images of Mexican and less-well-known Texas species . . . the authors have provided a unique and elegant publication that is truly an important contribution to Texas ornithology.? -- Great Plains Research ?Everyone interested in Texas birds must have the Handbook of Texas Birds , a marvelous book. It is full of up-to-date... more...

  • Ten Thousand Birdsby Tim Birkhead; Jo Wimpenny; Bob Montgomerie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book... more...

  • Audubon's Birdsby John James Audubon

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Audubon?s ambitious project to paint all the birds of North America resulted in a work that represents one of the greatest advances in ornithology. Not only did he identify new species, he also depicted birds within their natural habitat and in vivid poses. This impressive collection ranges from the Greater Flamingo and Bald Eagle to the Carolina parakeet.... more...

  • Penguin Planetby Kevin Schafer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Penguin Planet is a celebration of all things penguin. Author and photographer Kevin Schafer made it his mission to see and photograph every remaining penguin species in the wild, and the first edition was the result of that journey. This new edition combines even more exceptional photography with colorful personal essays and up-to-date information... more...

  • Avian Urban Ecologyby Diego Gil; Henrik Brumm

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 61.99

    As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists are increasingly studying the effect this has on wildlife. Birds are particularly good model systems since their life history, behaviour, and physiology are especially influenced by directly measurable environmental factors such as light and sound pollution.... more...

  • Birds of the Nileby N E. David

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    What ex-diplomat Michael Blake wanted was a quiet birding trip up the Nile ? he wasn?t expecting a revolution ... more...

  • The Great Human Journeyby Ian Tattersall; Patricia Wynne

    Bunker Hill Publishing Inc 2013; US$ 13.95

    Wallace and Darwin, the Museum Mice from the Halls of the American Museum of Natural History, are off on another adventure! It's amazing what you can find in a museum and how far you can travel in a small time machine made from a yoghurt cup! Have you ever wondered where we humans all came from and how there came to be so many of us? The answers,... more...

  • Best 100 Birdwatching Sites in Australiaby Sue Taylor

    NewSouth 2013; US$ 24.99

    Where can you see 400,000 breeding pairs of rockhopper penguins? Where is the best place in Australia to observe Yellow Chats? And where is the only place in Australia you can have a close encounter with nesting Lesser Noddies? Well-known birder and author of How Many Birds Is That?, Why Watch Birds? and John Gould’s Extinct and Endangered Birds... more...