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Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds That Built Them

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A lovely book showcasing full-page photos of nests--shown up close, from above (mostly) against black backgrounds and lit so that the details of materials and construction can clearly be seen and appreciated. Beals created these images using the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the U. of California Berkeley, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. Curators Jack Dumbacher and Maureen Flannery provide a foreword, and bird writer Scott Weidensauls offers a lyrical introduction. On pages facing each photo is text describing each bird and its habits (the text is apparently by Beals), along with a small painting showing its appearance. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Sharon Beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, these birds' nests from around the world offer astonishing insight into the intricate detail wrought by nature's most fastidious architects. Lovely images of nests and eggs are set against rich black backgrounds, and are accompanied by fascinating and informative portraits--conveyed through words and illustrations--of the birds that built them. A beautiful volume, Nests is the perfect gift for birders, bird lovers, and anyone captivated by the fleeting and fascinating splendor of the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811877589
Author:
Beals, Sharon
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Subject:
Photography-Nature and Landscape
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Sharon Beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, these birds' nests from around the world offer astonishing insight into the intricate detail wrought by nature's most fastidious architects. Lovely images of nests and eggs are set against rich black backgrounds, and are accompanied by fascinating and informative portraits--conveyed through words and illustrations--of the birds that built them. A beautiful volume, Nests is the perfect gift for birders, bird lovers, and anyone captivated by the fleeting and fascinating splendor of the natural world.
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