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  • Owls (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 125)by Mike Toms

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Owls have always featured prominently in the mythology and folklore of a variety of cultures. These mysterious nocturnal creatures are thought to be symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy. In fact, owls are one of the oldest species of vertebrate animal, with fossils dating back 60 million years. more...

  • Falcon Feverby Tim Gallagher

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    "An exhilarating, personal narrative." - New Hampshire Union Leader "Frederick and his story become a shadow that is always finding new ways to reappear in this fascinating look at a lively subculture too often unnoticed in America." - Barnes & Noble Review "A poignant, introspective volume." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette more...

  • Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companionby Pete Dunne

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 22.49

    A Guide to the Guide How To Make This Book Work For You There is nothing particularly complicated about a guide to bird identification. All it is (or hopes to be) is a book that explains what to look for to distinguish one species from another. In addition, both directly and indirectly it tells you how to go about doing so. For this book to work... more...

  • Hawks in Flightby Pete Dunne; Clay Sutton; David Sibley

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 17.99

    An indispensable guide for hawk watchers, this is a completely new edition of the seminal book that introduced a holistic method for identifying distant birds in flight.   more...

  • Finding Your Wingsby Burton S. Guttman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.95

    A Workbook for Beginning Bird Watchers No other book for beginning bird watchers involves the reader so actively in the exciting first steps of learning to watch birds. This workbook is filled with quizzes and exercises that prepare the reader for going birding and help beginners develop a sense of accomplishment and progress. With each chapter covering... more...

  • The Singing Life of Birdsby Donald Kroodsma

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 16.95

    Preface SOMEWHERE, ALWAYS, the sun is rising, and somewhere, always, the birds are singing. As spring and summer oscillate between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, so, too, does this singing planet pour forth song, like a giant player piano, in the north, then the south, and back again, as it has now for the 150 million years since the... more...

  • Good Birders Don't Wear Whiteby Lisa White; Pete Dunne

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 9.95

    FOREWORD I find myself in a very uncomfortable position here —and I don?t mean facing a computer screen with fingers dancing over the keyboard. Fact is, I write a lot— books, articles, columns, you name it. If the topic relates directly or tacitly to birds, chances are I?ve dabbled in it. No, my discomfort has nothing to do with any unfamiliarity.... more...

  • Flights Against the Sunsetby Kenn Kaufman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.95

    Room 432 • 9:13 A.M. “I felt the same way,? JB told me. “It?s awkward to talk about your trip halfway around the world when you know that she hasn?t even been out in the hall for three months. But you know, she genuinely wants to hear it. All of it.? My brother had just come back from a film-history conference in Europe. I had just come back... more...

  • Of a Featherby Scott Weidensaul

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 15.00

    1   “Birds . . . more beautiful than in Europe?   It was a cool, lightly foggy day along the midcoast of Maine, the cries of herring gulls mixing with the throb of lobster boat engines out in Muscongus Bay. A dozen and a half birders were strung out along a beaver pond, spotting scopes perched atop tripods, their binoculars focused on... more...

  • Kingbird Highwayby Kenn Kaufman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.95

    Now revered as one of North America's top birders, Kenn Kaufman hit the road at age sixteen and spent a year crisscrossing the country to see as many birds as he could, in a birding competition known as a "big year." In what has become a classic among birders, this memoir chronicles the subculture of birding in the 1970s and a teenager's search for... more...