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Birds & Birdwatching

  • Winter Birdsby Lars Jonsson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 28.99

    In this stunning book, Lars Jonsson celebrates and explores the beauty of the birds that surround him during the Swedish winter months. Inspired by the desolate, wintry landscapes, the dazzling light and the stark contract of colours he observes against the snow, Jonsson has created an unparalleled collection of art. Jonsson illustrates each bird... more...

  • The Secret Life of the Owlby John Lewis-Stempel

    Transworld 2017; US$ 11.27

    ‘Dusk is filling the valley. It is the time of the gloaming, the owl-light. Out in the wood, the resident tawny has started calling, Hoo-hoo-hoo-h-o-o-o .’ There is something about owls. They feature in every major culture from the Stone Age onwards. They are creatures of the night, and thus of magic. They are the birds of ill-tidings, the avian... more...

  • Saltmarshby Clive Chatters

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 33.99

    "Saltmarshes are often remote, inhospitable places, neither land nor sea, as hard to pin down as they are to navigate. In this saline odyssey, Clive Chatters has explored his favourite creeks, pools and mudflats to bring us an absorbing celebration of the ecology, biology, geology and history of this scarce and mysterious habitat. There are Tadpole... more...

  • Woodpeckerby Gerard Gorman

    Reaktion Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    Woodpeckers are among the most remarkable birds in the avian world, having evolved a unique anatomy that enables them to peck and bore into solid timber both to find food and to create nesting cavities. The birds are key indicators of forest health and perform an important ecological role, providing holes that many other animals use. Woodpeckers have... more...

  • Birding Without Bordersby Noah Strycker

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 24.79

    In 2015, Noah Strycker, a young American birder, became the first person to see more than half of the 10,000 bird species on planet Earth in one year. Traveling to forty-one countries on seven continents with just a small backpack, a pair of binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets, Noah not only set a new world record, he also captured the hearts... more...

  • Vanished and Vanishing Parrotsby Joseph Forshaw; Frank Knight

    CSIRO Publishing 2017; US$ 112.95

    A detailed illustrated account of parrots which have become extinct or are facing extinction. more...

  • Villager Jim's Moorland Wildlifeby Villager Jim

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 22.47

    Villager Jim, the famous Peak District photographer, takes us on a journey to his very favorite places on the moors surrounding the Peak District National Park, where he lives. From wonderful wild deer to breathtaking buzzards and other birds of prey, Jim allows us a glimpse of his daily moorland travels with all the abundant wildlife that lives in... more...

  • Penguins of Americaby James Patterson

    Random House 2017; US$ 18.32

    Penguins – our loveable, cute, flightless friends who are constantly dressed for a formal occasion – have always fascinated us. As we shuffle through life one day at a time, it's easy to take things far too seriously, but when we see penguins taking a walk in our shoes it's impossible not to recognise how silly we can actually be. Featuring amusing... more...

  • Raptorsby Traer Scott

    Princeton Architectural Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    This delightful and dramatic collection of portraits reveals birds of prey as we never experience them: intimate and up close, photographed in Traer Scott's signature style. Seventy spectacular color photos present twenty-five different species, from the familiar to the exotic and endangered: hawks, owls, falcons, a bald eagle, kestrels, a Mississippi... more...

  • Prairie Ducksby Lyle K. Sowls

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 20.99

    When Dr. Lyle K. Sowls began his studies at Delta in 1946, many wide gaps remained in the knowledge of the relationship of breeding ducks to their home range. There were many scattered observations and a growing mass of data accumulated through the study of banding returned; but the activities of individual ducks during the critical spring months... more...