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  • Birdwatching with Your Eyes Closed (Enhanced)by Simon Barnes

    Short Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    Learning birdsong is not just a way to become a better bird-spotter. It is tuning in: a way of hearing the soundtrack of the planet earth... Why do birds sing? What are they trying to say? Birdsong is not just about natural history. It is also about our history. We got melody from the birds as we got rhythm from the womb. Birds are our music: they... more...

  • A Bad Birdwatcher's Companionby Simon Barnes

    Short Books 2005; US$ 8.99

    Few books are more intimidating than a conventional field guide. There are simply too many birds in them. This book introduces the reader to Britain's most obvious birds. But it does more than that: it also explains them. It explains the way different birds do different things, eat different food, sing different songs and live different lives, and... more...

  • How to be a Bad Birdwatcherby Simon Barnes

    Short Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    Look out of the window. See a bird. Enjoy it. Congratulations. You are now a bad birdwatcher. Anyone who has ever gazed up at the sky or stared out of the window knows something about birds. In this funny, inspiring, eye-opening book, Simon Barnes paints a riveting picture of how bird-watching has framed his life and can help us all to a better understanding... more...

  • Wedge-tailed Eagleby Penny Olsen

    CSIRO Publishing 2005; US$ 17.95

    Soar with the eagles in this fascinating introduction to the history, biology and conservation of these majestic birds. more...

  • Herons, Egrets and Bitternsby Neil McKilligan

    CSIRO Publishing 2005; US$ 17.95

    An easy-to-read overview of Australia’s serenely graceful family of birds. more...

  • Australian Bustardby Mark Ziembicki

    CSIRO Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Provides the first complete overview of the biology of the Australian bustard, Australia's heaviest flying bird. more...

  • Gezani and the Tricky Baboonby Valanga Khoza; Sally Rippin

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 10.90

    An African tale for young children about a boy, some bananas and a wily, hungry baboon, told with humour and immediacy by popular performer Valanga Khoza and boldly illustrated by Sally Rippin. more...

  • Jeremy and Amyby Jeremy Keeling

    Short Books 2010; US$ 10.99

    Jeremy Keeling first met Amy, an abandoned orang-utan, when he was looking after the private menagerie of music impresario Gordon Mills. Amy had been born to an orang-utan with no maternal instincts and Jeremy, feeling a connection with the rejected primate, hand-reared her. A friendship was forged that would become the defining relationship of both... more...

  • My Animal Lifeby Maggie Gee

    Saqi 2011; US$ 7.49

    How do you become a writer, and why? Maggie Gee's journey starts a long way from the literary world in a small family in post-war Britain. At seventeen, Maggie goes, a lamb to the slaughter, to university. From the 1960s onwards she lives the defining events of her generation: the coming of the Pill and sexual freedom, tremors in the British layer-cake... 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...