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Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of Prey
Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of Prey
by Pete Dunne
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PETE DUNNE is the author of many books, including Pete Dunnes Essential Field Guide Companion, Pete Dunne on Bird Watching, and most recently Prairie Spring, the first in a four-book series on the seasons. He is the vice president of the New Jersey... (read more)

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The Hummingbirds of North America
The Hummingbirds of North America
by Paul A Johnsgard
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Swift and iridescent, hummingbirds are found only in the New World, and encompass an amazing variety of specializations. No other family of birds can lay claim to so many superlatives, including smallest size, most rapid wingbeat, and most specialized... (read more)

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Ravens in Winter
Ravens in Winter
by Bernd Heinrich
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“One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.” —E.O. Wilson Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there... (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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Companion audio files are available at www.hmhbooks.com/whattherobinknows 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... (read more)

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Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes
Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes
by Paul A Johnsgard
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"A concise but thorough history of cranes. . . . They have stimulated [Johnsgards] scientific curiosity and moved him to write evocative passages describing some of their unique behaviors and vocalizations."—Florida Wildlife Florida... (read more)

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Photographic Guide to the Shorebirds of the World
Photographic Guide to the Shorebirds of the World
by David Rosair
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Identifies 212 species. Arrangement is in a series of two-page spreads, with photographs on the right-hand page and description on the left-hand page. Species are grouped together to facilitate comparison, and detailed field descriptions highlight... (read more)

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A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds (Academic Press Natural World)
A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds (Academic Press Natural World)
by Paul Baicich
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A species-by-species guide to the breeding biology of birds of North America, for ornithologists and amateur birders. Describes some 670 breeding species, with information on breeding cycle, nest habitat and construction, breeding season, eggs... (read more)

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Common But Less Frequent Loon and Other Essays
Common But Less Frequent Loon and Other Essays
by Keith Stewa Thomson
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Each age has its own crisis—our modern experience of science-religion conflict is not so very different from that experienced by our forebears, Keith Thomson proposes in this thoughtful book. He considers the ideas and writings of Thomas Jefferson... (read more)

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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl
by Martin Windrow
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The story of an odd couple — a British military historian and the Tawny Owl with whom he lived for fifteen years Martin Windrow was a war historian with little experience with pets when he adopted an owl the size of a corncob. Adorable but with... (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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andquot;One comes away from Reissandrsquo;s book agreeing that andlsquo;dolphins are among the smartest creatures on the planetandrsquo; and that they merit not just our attention but our care and protection.andquot;andmdash;New York Times For centuries,... (read more)

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Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds
Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds
by Miyoko Chu
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Until recently, little was known about the lives of songbirds during their travels from autumn until spring. Now scientists have documented mass migrations over the Gulf of Mexico, identified the voices of migrants in the night sky, and showed how... (read more)

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Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds
Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds
by Marie P Read
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The intimate lives of familiar birds as never before seen! Spectacular, stunning, and... (read more)

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John James Audubon and "The Birds of America": A Visionary Achievement in Ornithology Illustration
John James Audubon and "The Birds of America": A Visionary Achievement in Ornithology Illustration
by Lee Vedder
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Lee A. Vedder is the Luce Curatorial Fellow in American Art at the New York Historical Society in New York City, serving as the primary curator of its painting and sculpture collections. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Maryland... (read more)

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Illumination in the Flatwoods: a Season With the Wild Turkey (06 Edition)
Illumination in the Flatwoods: a Season With the Wild Turkey (06 Edition)
by Joe Hutto
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When Joe Hutto began his experiment in imprinting two dozen wild turkey—in the tradition of the great animal behaviorist, Konrad Lorenz—he had no idea that it would change his life. Told with skill and humor, and vibrating with the... (read more)

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Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds
Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds
by Sam Keen
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"Reading this book is like walking down a winding path; one never knows what's around the bend a succulent blueberry, a rattlesnake? Be prepared for continual surprises: wisdom, beauty, sometimes a burst of mirth. You will enjoy the depth of its... (read more)

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1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond
1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond
by Sharon Stiteler
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Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in America, and 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is the first photographic guide and fact book written in a humorous conversational tone that appeals to every age and skill level. Replete with... (read more)

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Crow (Animal)
Crow (Animal)
by Boria Sax
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"A fascinating and delightful book... an excellent read for anyone interested in this group of birds." Cage and Aviary... (read more)

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Brushed by Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West
Brushed by Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West
by Frances Wood
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A collection of intriguing factual essays providing month-by-month introductions to more than 150 western birds.... (read more)

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Owl (Reaktion Books - Animal)
Owl (Reaktion Books - Animal)
by Desmond Morris
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Monkeys populate our culture, from the adorable hijinks of Curious George and the loyal friendship between Aladdin and Abu to the menacing gait of the winged ones in The Wizard of Oz. We visit them in zoos and even sometimes keep them as pets andagrave... (read more)

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Return of the Crazy Bird: The Sad, Strange Tale of the Dodo
Return of the Crazy Bird: The Sad, Strange Tale of the Dodo
by Clara Pinto Correia
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Using the history of the concept of extinction with the dodo as a case study, Pinto-Correia carefully weaves together story fragments to give a cohesive eye-opening view of 17th century exploration and the grave ramifications it had for the survival and... (read more)

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