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Seabirds and Shorebirds


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Wetland Birds and Seabirds: From Ospreys to Puffins
Wetland Birds and Seabirds: From Ospreys to Puffins
by Rob Hume
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This volume is a celebration of birds and a must have for any bird aficionado.  It covers a representative selection of more than 170 different species that inhabit wetland and marine environments, selected from various branches of the bird family... (read more)

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Waiting to Fly: My Escapades with the Penguins of Antarctica
Waiting to Fly: My Escapades with the Penguins of Antarctica
by Ron Naveen
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A tour de force of nature writing, Ron Naveen's Waiting to Fly captures the spirit of the gentle and charming creatures called penguins while also beautifully rendering the frozen, windswept landscapes through his magical prose.In Waiting to Fly, Naveen... (read more)

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Albatross (Animal)
Albatross (Animal)
by Graham Barwell
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and#160;andldquo;At length did cross an Albatross, / Through the fog it came; / As if it had been a Christian soul, / We hailed it in Godandrsquo;s name.andrdquo; The introduction of the albatross in Samuel Taylor Coleridgeandrsquo;s andldquo;The Rime of... (read more)

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The Double-Crested Cormorant: Plight of a Feathered Pariah
The Double-Crested Cormorant: Plight of a Feathered Pariah
by Linda R. Wires
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The double-crested cormorant, found only in North America, is an iridescent black waterbird superbly adapted to catch fish. It belongs to a family of birds vilified since biblical times and persecuted around the world. Thus it was perhaps to be expected... (read more)

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Arctic Shorebirds in North America: A Decade of Monitoring (Studies in Avian Biology)
Arctic Shorebirds in North America: A Decade of Monitoring (Studies in Avian Biology)
by Jonathan Robert Bart
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"/i/Arctic Shorebirds in North America//i/ represents a study that is one of the remarkable achievements of wildlife fieldcraft, like those done by Aldo Leopold in the 1930s and by the Craighead Brothers in the 1960s. To conduct a study of this... (read more)

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Deveaux: Deveaux Bank Seabird Sanctuary, South Carolina
Deveaux: Deveaux Bank Seabird Sanctuary, South Carolina
by Dana Beach
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Deveaux is a meditation on the life of a South Carolina sea bird rookery, known as Deveaux Bank, at the mouth of the North Edisto River. Over the past t wenty-five years author and photographer Dana Beach has become intimately familiar with this... (read more)

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Penguins
Penguins
by Roger Tory Peterson
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"Comical'. . . 'Adorable'. . .'The little fellow in the dress suit'. . . It is tempting to be anthropomorphic about penguins [but] they are not little people dressed in feathers. They are . . . dedicated to penguinism, a life molded by the cold... (read more)

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March of the Penguins
March of the Penguins
by Luc Jacquet
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This winning combination of vivid photographs and informative, inspiring text is the companion volume to the extraordinary surprise hit film deemed “Irresistible” by Entertainment Weekly. Timed perfectly for the holidays and the November... (read more)

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Penguins: Natural History and Conservation (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book)
Penguins: Natural History and Conservation (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book)
by Pablo Garcia Borboroglu
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Penguins, among the most delightful creatures in the world, are also among the most vulnerable. The fragile status of most penguin populations today mirrors the troubled condition of the southern oceans, as well as larger marine conservation problems... (read more)

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Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight (Peterson Reference Guides)
Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight (Peterson Reference Guides)
by Ken Behrens
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Seawatching is the challenging act of identifying waterbirds in flight. Since more than one hundred different species can fly past an observation point, often at great speed or in tightly packed, mixed-species flocks, identification of these distant... (read more)

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World of the shorebirds
World of the shorebirds
by Harry Thurston
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Explores the diversity of shore birds the world over, looking at their feeding behavior, their mating patterns, and their migrations. Examines threats to their habitat from agriculture, urban development, pollution, and recreation, and describes... (read more)

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Penguins of the World
Penguins of the World
by Wayne Lynch
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The internationally successful movie March of the Penguins showcases the life of these fascinating flightless birds that have become such prominent symbols of the fragile nature of our ecosystem. Faced with global warming, invasive tourism, pollution... (read more)

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Rspb Spotlight: Puffins (Rspb Spotlight)
Rspb Spotlight: Puffins (Rspb Spotlight)
by Euan Dunn
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Enduringly popular, Puffins are perhaps our most iconic species of bird, and are the most immediately identifiable of seabirds with their decorative bills and clown-like gait. Yet when they take to the air they wheel and turn with great agility and... (read more)

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The Double-Crested Cormorant: Symbol of Ecological Conflict
The Double-Crested Cormorant: Symbol of Ecological Conflict
by Dennis Wild
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This is the story of the survival, recovery, astonishing success, and controversial status of the double-crested cormorant. After surviving near extinction driven by DDT and other contaminants from the 1940s through the early 1970s, the cormorant has... (read more)

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The Shorebird Guide
The Shorebird Guide
by Michael O'brien
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A highly visual guide to identifying birds in the field based on the important, unchanging features of size, shape, structure, and behavior Birding is an extremely rewarding and fun hobby, but some situations can be frustrating or unsuccessful because of... (read more)

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Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica
Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica
by Noah Strycker
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A twenty-two-year-old "rising star"--bird scientist and photographer Noah Strycker--recounts the drama of life--human, bird, and physical--at the remote Antarctic field camp where he studies Adélie penguins.... (read more)

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Pelicans
Pelicans
by Dorothy Hins Patent
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A study of the once threatened brown pelican describes a bird awkward on land but graceful in the air and superbly adapted to its fish-catching existence.... (read more)

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The Wind Birds: Shorebirds of North America
The Wind Birds: Shorebirds of North America
by Peter Matthiessen
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In this nature-writing classic, the National-Book-Award-winning author of such works as Killing Mister Watson, Far Tortuga, The Snow Leopard, and At Play in Fields of the Lord captures the essence of the world's most fascinating group of birds, conveying... (read more)

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Cormorants, Darters, & Pelicans of the World
Cormorants, Darters, & Pelicans of the World
by Paul A Johnsgard
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In this first worldwide survey of cormorants, darters, and pelicans, Johnsgard provides a color photograph of nearly every species and a variety of anatomical drawings, and he summarizes the species' status and biology, including ecology, behavior... (read more)

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Mitsuaki Iwago's penguins
Mitsuaki Iwago's penguins
by Mitsuaki Iwago
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