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  • Silent Spring Revisitedby Conor Mark Jameson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    American scientist and author Rachel Carson is said to have sparked the modern day environmental movement with the publication of Silent Spring in 1962. She made vivid the prospect of life without birdsong. But has her warning been heeded? Fifty years on, Conor Mark Jameson reflects on the growth of environmentalism since Silent Spring was published.... more...

  • Australian Magpieby Gisela Kaplan

    CSIRO Publishing 2004; US$ 25.95

    Brings together everything we know about the biology and behaviour of this unusual species. more...

  • On the Wingby Alan Tennant

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    In this extraordinary journey, Alan Tennant recounts his attempt to track the transcontinental migration of the majestic peregrine falcon ? an investigation no one before him had ever taken to such lengths. From the windswept flats of the Texas barrier islands to the Artic and then south again into the Caribbean, On the Wing provides a hilariously... more...

  • Say Goodbye to the Cuckooby Michael McCarthy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 10.99

    If we could see it as a whole, if they all arrived in a single flock, say, we would be truly amazed: sixteen million birds. Swallows, martins, swifts, warblers, wagtails, wheatears, cuckoos, chats, nightingales, nightjars, thrushes, pipits and flycatchers pouring into Britain from sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the enduring wonders of the natural... more...

  • RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatchby Mark Ward

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Get out into the garden and get birdspotting with the RSPB Birdwatching can be done from your doorstep with RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch, the perfect guide for taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch. You'll find all the information you need to create a welcoming garden environment for birds, with explanations of different bird food, feeders... more...

  • The Music of Wild Birdsby Judy Pelikan; F. Schuyler Mathews

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 18.95

    One hundred years ago, F. Schuyler Mathews, an erudite naturalist and birder, theorized that birds sing first for love of music, and second for love of the lady. To expand on his theory, he actually scored the songs of birds in the wild. His charming text and bird-by-bird annotations were compiled into a guide called Field Book of Wild Birds and... more...

  • The Bird Watching Answer Bookby Laura Erickson

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2009; US$ 14.95

    Learn the how?s and why?s of bird behavior, from flirtatious mating practices and gorgeous birdsong to flying south for the winter. In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world?s foremost authority on birds. With expert advice on bird watching techniques... more...

  • Birdersby Mark Cocker

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Since 1972 Mark Cocker has been a member of a community of obsessional people, almost all male, who sacrifice most of their spare time, a good deal of money, sometimes their chances of a partner or family, even occasionally their lives, to watch birds. Birders is the story of this community, of its characters, its rules, its equipment and its... more...

  • Crow Countryby Mark Cocker

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    One night Mark Cocker followed the roiling, deafening flock of rooks and jackdaws which regularly passed over his Norfolk home on their way to roost in the Yare valley. From the moment he watched the multitudes blossom as a mysterious dark flower above the night woods, these gloriously commonplace birds were unsheathed entirely from their ordinariness.... more...

  • RSPB Pocket Birdsby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    New edition of this pocket-sized guide to birds from the experts at the RSPB From the Sandwich Tern to the Short-toed Eagle discover over 320 species of bird found in the UK and Europe with RSPB Pocket Birds . Close-up photographs and notes on distinguishing features will help you identify different species of bird in the field. Learn all about... more...