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Guide to the Birds of Alaska

Guide to the Birds of Alaska
de Robert H. Armstrong(Ed. Alaska Northwest Books) Isbn : 0882403672
18.96 €
Wildlife biologist Robert Armstrong's classic is back in print, with new photos, a new design, and the latest, most accurate information on Alaska's resident birds, along with its casuals and accidentals. Updated to include all 443 species of Alaska's birds, its portable size and lie-flat binding make it easy to pack and durable for field use. 550 color photos. 1 color map.

The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Grasslands

The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Grasslands
de Marcy Cottrell Houle(Ed. Da Capo Press Inc) Isbn : 020140821X
15.20 €
Wildlife biologist Houle (Wings for My Flight, LJ 5/15/91) spent two and a half years studying the Zumwalt, a remote grassland in northeastern Oregon. Attracted by the large number of hawks in the area, she set out to determine how ranching has affected the plants and wildlife of one of the last native North American prairies. This work reads in large part like a mystery with a dash of romance. In the process of attempting to understand the region's biodiversity, Houle confounds and courts various ranchers and government employees. She has an excellent eye for detail but tends toward the overly dramatic (a truck becomes stuck in an "oozing coffin" of mud), and the book suffers from too many analogies and dialog that often sounds contrived. On the whole, however, this is an interesting work...

The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Grasslands

The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Grasslands
de Marcy Cottrell Houle(Ed. Westview Press Inc) Isbn : 020160843X
14.16 €
Wildlife biologist Houle (Wings for My Flight, LJ 5/15/91) spent two and a half years studying the Zumwalt, a remote grassland in northeastern Oregon. Attracted by the large number of hawks in the area, she set out to determine how ranching has affected the plants and wildlife of one of the last native North American prairies. This work reads in large part like a mystery with a dash of romance. In the process of attempting to understand the region's biodiversity, Houle confounds and courts various ranchers and government employees. She has an excellent eye for detail but tends toward the overly dramatic (a truck becomes stuck in an "oozing coffin" of mud), and the book suffers from too many analogies and dialog that often sounds contrived. On the whole, however, this is an interesting work...

Illumination in the Flatwoods: A Season With the Wild Turkey

Illumination in the Flatwoods: A Season With the Wild Turkey
de Joe Hutto(Ed. The Lyons Press) Isbn : 1558216944
16.10 €
Wildlife artist Hutto embarked on an unusual study of wild turkeys: he obtained two dozen eggs, incubated them and imprinted himself on the hatchlings, with unexpected results. It was, he says, exhausting, enlightening and one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. His account of raising the brood is an engaging story of an unlikely relationship between species. For six months Hutto spent nearly every waking moment with the young turkeys (four males and 10 females reached maturity), accompanying them on walks in the flatlands of northern Florida, roosting with them at night (until they went to sleep) and observing their behavior. By late summer, he felt so much a part of the flock that smooth green grasshoppers began to look appetizing. In October, Hutto's flock met native wild tur...

Illumination in the Flatwoods: A Season With the Wild Turkey

Illumination in the Flatwoods: A Season With the Wild Turkey
de Joe Hutto(Ed. The Lyons Press) Isbn : 1558213902
23.76 €
Wildlife artist Hutto embarked on an unusual study of wild turkeys: he obtained two dozen eggs, incubated them and imprinted himself on the hatchlings, with unexpected results. It was, he says, exhausting, enlightening and one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. His account of raising the brood is an engaging story of an unlikely relationship between species. For six months Hutto spent nearly every waking moment with the young turkeys (four males and 10 females reached maturity), accompanying them on walks in the flatlands of northern Florida, roosting with them at night (until they went to sleep) and observing their behavior. By late summer, he felt so much a part of the flock that smooth green grasshoppers began to look appetizing. In October, Hutto's flock met native wild tur...

Cambridge Star Atlas 2000.0

Cambridge Star Atlas 2000.0
de Wil Tirion(Ed. Cambridge University Press) Isbn : 0521263220
15.29 €
Wil Tirion, the renowned astronomical cartographer, has produced this atlas of the sky with the beginner in mind. Each chart shows all the stars visible to the naked eye over a wide area of sky, together with the brighter nebulae and galaxies. Constellation boundaries and the Milky Way are also shown. Color codes enable the user to distinguish easily the various kinds of objects shown. The charts are complemented by tables of objects, such as different sorts of stars, nebulae, and galaxies, for which one can search. Each table is placed opposite the corresponding chart to facilitate use. The charts are in full color, making them both attractive and simple to use. The result is a self-contained star atlas that will delight and inform newcomers to practical astronomy.

The Cambridge Star Atlas

The Cambridge Star Atlas
de Wil Tirion(Ed. Cambridge University Press) Isbn : 0521560985
21.21 €
Wil Tirion is a full-time uranographer. He has always had an interest in astronomy, and especially star charts, and has contributed to many atlases, books and magazines in astronomy. In recognition for his work the minor planet, 4648 Tirion (1931 UE), is named after him.

A Field Guide to North American Birders: A Parody

A Field Guide to North American Birders: A Parody
de Margaret Harmon(Ed. Berkley Publishing Group) Isbn : 0425178358
11.40 €
Why watch a bunch of silly birds when you can watch a bunch of silly birdwatchers ? That's the basis of this hilarious parody by Margaret Harmon. Packaged like an actual field guide, it's a bird's eye view of the people who watch the birds, featuring : . Full-color illustrations of each birder. The distinguishing characteristics, voice, range, and habitat of 39«species»of birders, including : the Great Gracious Heron, Steadfast Quail, Ruby-Lipped Hummingbird, Opinionated Jay, Saturday Morning Kinglet, Scope-Weaseling Warbler. A diagram of the birder body-in all it's full-feathered glory. Tips on birder-watching-and how to attract them to your own back yard. Specialized information on how to prevent birder-watching injuries. The American Birder-Watching Society Code of Ethics. And more

Monogamy: Mating Strategies and Partnerships in Birds, Humans and Other Mammals

Monogamy: Mating Strategies and Partnerships in Birds, Humans and Other Mammals
de Richard Boesch(Ed. Cambridge University Press) Isbn : 0521819733
109.86 €
Why do birds often live in pairs and rear chicks together, whereas female mammals usually live in groups and rear their young without male help ? Why do males sometimes live with a single mate when they are capable of fertilizing more than one female's eggs ? Is male helping behavior important for monogamous partnerships ? This book provides answers concerning the biological roots of social monogamy in animal groups as diverse as ungulates, carnivores, rodents, birds and primates (including humans)...

Secret Lives of Common Birds: Enjoying Bird Behavior Through the Seasons

Secret Lives of Common Birds: Enjoying Bird Behavior Through the Seasons
de Marie Read(Ed. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Isbn : 0618558721
14.20 €
Why do birds build nests? Why do they sing? Why do we sometimes see them lying in a daze on a lawn? These and other questions that an interested observer of backyard birds might ask are answered in a tidy book by a wildlife photographer. Taking a seasonal approach, the author examines what viewers can expect for each season and what the behavior they have seen means. For example, in the spring nests are built both to attract mates and to shelter young. Singing, too, attracts mates, but it also serves as the first line of territorial defense. Birds lying dazed on the grass are often sunbathing, which not only feels good but also is thought to repel parasites. Although migration is the most obvious autumn behavior, Read also explains how and why birds molt their feathers. Finding food and ke...


Sources : Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2013. IOC World Bird List (v7.1) doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.7.1.
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