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Birds & Birdwatching

  • Pigeons and Doves in Australiaby Joseph Forshaw; William Cooper

    CSIRO Publishing 2015; US$ 183.15

    Possibly the most successful urban birds, pigeons and doves in the Order Columbiformes are one of the most easily recognised groups. They are an ancient and very successful group with an almost worldwide distribution and are most strongly represented in tropical and subtropical regions, including Australia. In most species simple plumage patterns feature... more...

  • Tales of Remarkable Birdsby Dominic Couzens

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 23.99

    Throughout the bird world, examples of strange and seemingly inexplicable behaviours abound. For example: Why do Male Fairywrens bring flowers to females as a nuptial gift in the pre-dawn darkness? Especially when the gift-givers are not the official mates of the females concerned, but visitors, and furthermore they may give these gifts in full view... more...

  • Sea Feverby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    The vibrant and exciting world of penguins is shown in all its glory in this new collection of photographs from renowned wildlife photographer David Tipling, who has trekked to remote and beautiful locations to capture birds in their natural habitat going about their daily lives. Moments rarely caught by humans have been preserved on film and reproduced... more...

  • The Snow Geeseby William Fiennes

    Pan Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 13.63

    I had attached myself to the birds. I couldn't move on until the birds moved on, and the birds couldn't move on without the spring. One winter, after an enforced period of recuperation, William Fiennes finds himself restless and yearning for adventure. He travels to Texas, where he begins a quest to trace the million-strong flocks of snow... more...

  • Peregrine Falconby Patrick Stirling-Aird

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    Reaching speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the Peregrine Falcon is famous as the world's fastest bird. However, its penchant for choosing inaccessible places to breed, feed and roost mean that few people are well acquainted with its habits and behaviour. This ebook offers a window into that rarely seen world, thanks to a combination of high... more...

  • Nick Baker's British Wildlifeby Nick Baker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    A new edition of a title written by Popular television presenter and personality Nick Baker. His energetic and lively style colours this fascinating guide to Britain's wildlife through the seasons. This richly illustrated and practical ebook explains what is happening in nature in each month of the year, and provides helpful advice on finding a wide... 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...

  • Birds: ID Insightsby Dominic Couzens; Dave Nurney

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    Birds: ID Insights is ideal for birders at all levels. Its unique layout, comparing the plumages of similar pairs and groups of species, makes it perfect for identifying the more difficult birds found in Britain and other parts of north-west Europe. It has more images showing how to age birds than any comparable guide. The book is based on a long-running... more...

  • Eiderdownby Edward Posnett

    Random House 2015; US$ 0.00

    Over the centuries eiderdown has been coveted by the Vikings, Russian tsars and medieval tax collectors who accepted it as revenue. The plumage of a fat sea duck, eiderdown ? treasured for its extraordinary lightness and insulation ? now joins cocaine as an instrument of globalisation and commodity of the super-rich. In this revelatory... more...

  • The Common Eiderby Chris Waltho; John Coulson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 59.99

    A common sight around the more northerly shores of the British Isles, the Common Eider is the largest duck in the northern hemisphere. The eider is particularly well adapted to cold-water environments; the insulating properties of eider down are iconic. The species is taxonomically interesting, with a range of well-marked subspecies reflecting... more...