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Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle
Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle
by Thor Hanson
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Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 100 million years. Yet their story has never been fully told. In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been... (read more)

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The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal about Being Human
The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal about Being Human
by Noah Strycker
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An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world—and deep connection with humanity. Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little... (read more)

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What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World
What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World
by Jon Young
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A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided in his work and teaching by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tuning in to their... (read more)

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Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness
Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both a sign of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. Crow Planet is a call to experience the wildlife in our midst, reminding us that we don't have to head... (read more)

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The Birds of Pandemonium: Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered
The Birds of Pandemonium: Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered
by Michele Raffin
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"Michele Raffin has written a delightful account of her adventures caring for injured and abandoned birds. It is a good read, full of wonderful accounts of bird behavior, demonstrating caring, learning, sociability, adaptability, and a will to live. Its... (read more)

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Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
by Stacey Obrien
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On Valentineand#8217;s Day 1985, biologist Stacey Oand#8217;Brien adopted Wesley, a baby barn owl with an injured wing who could not have survived in the wild. Over the next nineteen years, Oand#8217;Brien studied Wesleyand#8217;s strange habits with... (read more)

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Feathered River Across the Sky (14 Edition)
Feathered River Across the Sky (14 Edition)
by Joel Greenberg
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When Europeans arrived in North America, 25 to 40 percent of the continents birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The downbeats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a... (read more)

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Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
by John Marzluff and Tony Angell
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Stan Coren’s groundbreaking The Intelligence of Dogs meets Bernd Heinrich’s classic Mind of the Raven in this astonishing, beautifully illustrated look at the uncanny intelligence and emotions of crows. New research indicates that crows are... (read more)

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Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
by Bernd Heinrich
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Dolphins arenand#8217;t just beloved, they are brilliant and conscious. So why do we treat them so terribly? Diana Reiss is one of the worldand#8217;s leading experts on dolphin intelligence. In addition, as a dolphin advocate, she is a leading rescuer... (read more)

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Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds
Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds
by Scott Weidensaul
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Bird migration is the world's only true unifying natural phenomenon, stitching the continents together in a way that even the great weather systems fail to do. Scott Weidensaul follows awesome kettles of hawks over the Mexican coastal plains, bar-tailed... (read more)

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Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds (P.S.)
Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds (P.S.)
by Bernd Heinrich
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Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies... (read more)

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In the Company of Crows and Ravens
In the Company of Crows and Ravens
by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell
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“Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves.”—from the Preface From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to those... (read more)

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The Warbler Guide
The Warbler Guide
by Tom Stephenson
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Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify. They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft-confused calls and songs. The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United... (read more)

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The Singing Life of Birds: The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong with CD (Audio)
The Singing Life of Birds: The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong with CD (Audio)
by Donald Kroodsma
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The Singing Life of Birds is a fascinating read for anyone who yearns to understand the hidden dramas unfolding in his or her own back yard. Through highly personal stories, Donald Kroodsma puts the reader inside the mind of a research scientist to... (read more)

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All about Birds: A Short Illustrated History of Ornithology
All about Birds: A Short Illustrated History of Ornithology
by Valerie Chansigaud
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"This is the deepest and most thorough history of ornithology that I have seen. The mixture of history, biographical sketches, period illustrations, and science give it a broad appeal, and the writing is quite engaging. An important feature of the book... (read more)

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The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes
The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes
by Peter Matthiessen
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“You dont have to be a ‘craniac . . . to appreciate [this book] . . . All you really need is a passion for prose as good as it gets.” —Chicago Tribune In legend, cranes often figure as harbingers of heaven and omens of... (read more)

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The World of the Hummingbird
The World of the Hummingbird
by Robert Burton
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An illustrated introduction to the hummingbird, its flight, relationship with plants and humans, nesting behavior, migration, myth and legend, trade in hummingbird feathers, and current threats to its habitat.... (read more)

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Rails: a Guide To the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World
Rails: a Guide To the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World
by Barry Taylor
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Barry Taylor and Ber van Perlo have described and illustrated 145 species of rails, including two that are newly described, and also ten that are recently extinct and two that are almost certainly extinct. The book, based on up-to-date references and on... (read more)

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Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World
Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World
by Candace Savage
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Who knew that crows are second only to humans as toolmakers and tool users, that they have complex family lives not unlike our own, and that their vocalizations resemble human languages? This witty, charming book introduces readers to these endlessly... (read more)

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Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park
Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park
by Marie Winn
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Updated Edition—Ten Years Later The scene of this enchanting (and true) story is the Ramble, an unknown wilderness deep in the heart of New York's fabled Central Park. There an odd and amiable band of nature lovers devote themselves to... (read more)

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