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Ecology of Bird Communities #1: The Ecology of Bird Communities: Volume 1, Foundations and Patterns
Ecology of Bird Communities #1: The Ecology of Bird Communities: Volume 1, Foundations and Patterns
by John A Wiens
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These two books represent a synthesis and critical evaluation of studies conducted on bird communities, or sets of bird species that occur together. Drawing from studies conducted throughout the world, they review in detail what is known about the... (read more)

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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... (read more)

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Monographs in Population Biology #07: Competition and the Structure of Bird Communities
Monographs in Population Biology #07: Competition and the Structure of Bird Communities
by Martin L Cody
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Professor Cody's monograph emphasizes the role of competition at levels above single species populations, and describes how competition, by way of the niche concept, determines the structure of communities. Communities may be understood in terms of... (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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The Migration of Birds: Seasons on the Wing
The Migration of Birds: Seasons on the Wing
by Janice M Hughes
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Why do birds migrate -- and just how do they do it? The Migration of Birds is a comprehensive illustrated presentation of the mysteries of bird migration. Ornithologist Janice M. Hughes describes the findings of the most recent research and surveys as... (read more)

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Gatherings of Angels: Migrating Birds and Their Ecology (Comstock Book)
Gatherings of Angels: Migrating Birds and Their Ecology (Comstock Book)
by Kenneth P Able
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The migration of birds has forever amazed and confounded onlookers. How do birds find their way to their destinations? How do they withstand the dangers and rigors of long-distance flight? The survival of migrant birds is increasingly threatened by... (read more)

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Why Birds Sing: A Journey's Into the Mystery of Birdsong
Why Birds Sing: A Journey's Into the Mystery of Birdsong
by David Rothenberg
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The astonishing variety and richness of birdsong is both an aesthetic and scientific mystery. Biologists have never been able to understand why birdsong displays are often so inventive and why so many species devote so many hours to singing. The standard... (read more)

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Secrets of the Nest: The Family Life of North American Birds
Secrets of the Nest: The Family Life of North American Birds
by Joan Dunning
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With its vivid color plates and detailed illustrations, Secrets of the Nest is an insightful look into the mysteries of birds' nesting habits. From the two-ton nest of an eagle to the tiny knot-like nest of a hummingbird, Dunning examines the diverse... (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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Bird Sounds
Bird Sounds
by Barry Kent Mackay
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A complete exploration of bird vocalization Striking full-color illustrations throughout A thorough and engaging examination of the variety of sounds birds make, from the familiar singing of songbirds and the hammering of woodpeckers to the harsh... (read more)

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Guide To Bird Behavior Volume 1
Guide To Bird Behavior Volume 1
by Donald W Stokes
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With these handy paperback reference guides, illustrated throughout with black-and-white line drawings, nature watchers know what to look for and how to interpret what they see. Whether carried into the field or consulted at home, these books provide... (read more)

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Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World
Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World
by Peter Doherty
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At the heart of this book by Nobel Prize-winning immunologist and professor Peter Doherty is this striking observation: Birds detect danger to our health and the environment before we do. Following a diverse cast of bird species around the world--from... (read more)

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The Mating Lives of Birds
The Mating Lives of Birds
by James Parry
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andlt;Pandgt;Birdsong may seem to us to be the purest expression of joy, but in fact when a male bird bursts into melodious song, he is warning off other males and advertising his availability to females. He may also engage in spectacular displays of... (read more)

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Secrets of the Nest:  The Family Life of North American Birds
Secrets of the Nest: The Family Life of North American Birds
by Joan Dunning
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With its vivid color plates and detailed illustrations, Secrets of the Nest is an insightful look into the mysteries of birds' nesting habits. From the two-ton nest of an eagle to the tiny knot-like nest of a hummingbird, Dunning examines the diverse... (read more)

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Rspb Birds: Their Hidden World. by Peter Holden
Rspb Birds: Their Hidden World. by Peter Holden
by Peter Holden
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Even if you are an enthusiastic bird watcher, the details of how birds fly, why they behave as they do, how they breed and their extraordinary travels can seem very mysterious. This lively new book aims to give readers a broad understanding of 'how birds... (read more)

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Bird Migration: A General Survey
Bird Migration: A General Survey
by Peter Berthold
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This accessible introduction to the science of bird migration--the only such book currently available--details the incredible stamina and navigation skills exhibited by migrating birds, as well as the field's latest ideas, hypotheses, experimental... (read more)

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Birds Asleep
Birds Asleep
by Alexander F Skutch
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"This very readable book by one of the world's distinguished ornithologists reviews the existing literature on bird sleep, and also provides a wealth of new information based upon 50 years of observation in the American tropics and elsewhere. The... (read more)

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The lives of birds :birds of the world and their behavior
The lives of birds :birds of the world and their behavior
by Lester Short
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The first in a new series on animal behavior to be prepared in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History (where Short is curator of birds). It is wide-ranging and directed to beginners, even youngsters, as the writing tends to over... (read more)

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Private Lives of Garden Birds
Private Lives of Garden Birds
by Calvin Simonds
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Brimming with stories, wisdom, and expert knowledge, this delightful book gives enthusiasts a peek into the private worlds of eleven North American birds: swallows, blue jays, chickadees, song sparrows, house sparrows, phoebes, mockingbirds... (read more)

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Atlas of Bird Migration: Tracing the Great Journeys of the World's Birds
Atlas of Bird Migration: Tracing the Great Journeys of the World's Birds
by Jonathan Elphick
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