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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region, Revised Edition

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region, Revised Edition Lowest new price: $14.97
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Brand: Random House

The bestselling photographic field guide--a birding bible for more than four million enthusiasts.

Virtually every bird found in eastern North America is brought to life in this portable guide, an essential companion in the field and a staple in any birdwatcher's library. It features a durable vinyl binding and brilliant full-color photographic identification pictures arranged for quick access and definitive text, including information on the bird's voice, nesting habits, habitat, range, and interesting behaviors. Accompanying range maps; overhead flight silhouettes; sections on bird-watching, accidental species, and endangered birds make the National Audubon Society's Field Guide to North American Birds the most comprehensive available.

Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.

Covering 508 bird species found east of the Rocky Mountains, the revised second edition takes into account changes in taxonomy and uses improved photography. At the heart of the guide is a set of 646 well-made color photographs whose subjects are organized by easily discerned characteristics (e.g., "chicken-like marsh birds," such as the clapper rail; "gull-like birds," such as the kittiwake; and "upright-perching water birds," such as the common murre). The photographs are then keyed to textual descriptions of the birds' appearance, range and habitat, nesting characteristics, and behavior. Easy to use and handsomely produced, this belongs in every eastern birdwatcher's collection. --Gregory McNamee

Features:

  • Author: National Audubon Society
  • ISBN: 9780679428527

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The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition

The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $25.41
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Author: David Allen Sibley
Brand: Random House

“Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds.”—Guy McCaskie, Birding

The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds, First Edition quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, The Sibley Guide became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. The highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare species, and a new, elegant design.

The second edition of this handsome, flexibound volume offers a wealth of improvements and updates:

• All illustrations reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger for better detail.
 
• Includes nearly 7,000 paintings digitally remastered from original art for enhanced print quality.
 
• Expanded text includes habitat information and voice description for every species and more tips on finding birds in the field.
 
• More than 600 new paintings, including illustrations of 115 rare species and additional paintings of common species and regional populations.
 
• More than 700 updated maps of ranges, showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.
 
• 85 bird family pages now cross-referenced to species accounts.

• Revised taxonomic order and most current common names for every species.
The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition, brings the genius of David Allen Sibley to the world once again in a thoroughly updated and expanded volume that every birder must own.

Features:

  • Sibley Guide To Birds, 2nd Ed

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Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks & Minerals (Smithsonian Handbooks)

Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks & Minerals (Smithsonian Handbooks) Lowest new price: $14.45
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Author: Chris Pellant
Brand: Dorling Kindersley Publishing

Created in association with Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide features more than 500 rocks and minerals. Packed with photographs and details on characteristics, distinguishing features, and more, Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals makes identification easy.

Designed for beginning and experienced collectors alike, this guide explains what rocks and minerals are, how they are classified, and how to start a collection. Look up different rocks and minerals, and find clear, annotated photography to pick out the key distinguishing features. Learn the differences between igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and reference the glossary for many more technical and scientific terms.

Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals is filled with information about characteristics, colors, unique attributes, and more, making it one of the clearest identification guides for rock and mineral enthusiasts.

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Audubon Birds Page-A-Day Calendar 2019

Audubon Birds Page-A-Day Calendar 2019 Lowest new price: $10.11
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Author: Workman Publishing
Brand: WORKMAN PUBLISHING

Celebrate gorgeous and diverse birds from around the world, stunningly photographed in their native habitats. Galapagos Penguins swimming for fish. A Gilded Flicker perched on a cactus flower. The eye-catching rainbow of a Scarlet Macaw’s feathers. Whether it’s the sleek outline of a snowy owl’s spread wings, or the soaring energy of a pack of Black-winged Stilts taking off in unison, each full-color photograph captures the unique spirit and beauty of the bird. A perfect gift for birders and nature lovers, it also includes captions with scientific and common names, as well as facts on plumage, habits, and nests.

Features:

  • THE YEAR OF THE BIRD - Now you can celebrate gorgeous and diverse birds from around the world, stunningly photographed in their native habitats, with the Audubon Birds Page-A-Day 2019 Calendar, expertly notated by the National Audubon Society.
  • PRETTY AND INFORMATIVE - Stand-up calendar features full-color photos that capture the unique spirit and beauty of each bird. It also includes captions with scientific and common names, as well as facts on plumage, habits, and nests.
  • FEATHERED FRIENDS - Delight in the rainbow of a Scarlet Macaw�s feathers, the sleek outline of a snowy owl�s spread wings, or the soaring energy of a pack of Black-winged Stilts taking off in unison. Each day features a new birdie to learn about.
  • GREAT GIFT - Calendar makes the perfect birthday or holiday present for birders and nature lovers.
  • DETAILS - Calendar includes 313 tear-off pages (with weekends combined on one page each week). Measures 6"H x 6"W.

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The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition Lowest new price: $13.33
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List price: $19.95
Author: David Allen Sibley
Brand: Random House

COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the East, in a portable format that is perfect for the field.

Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations--more than 4,601 in total--with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Here too are more than 601 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.

This new and improved edition includes:

   •   Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.

   •   New and revised illustrations of species and regional forms.

   •   New design featuring species accounts in columns, allowing for better comparison and more illustrations and text. 

   •   Current taxonomic order and up-to-date common names. 

   •   All maps revised to reflect the most current range information. 

   •   More species and rarities included.

Features:

  • The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides) Lowest new price: $15.39
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Author: National Audubon Society
Brand: Random House

Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide.

Featuring a durable vinyl binding and nearly 800 full-color identification photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals is the perfect companion for any expedition. This portable guide depicts all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur, and includes written descriptions of field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals.

Features:

  • Random House Audubon Field Guide: Rocks/Minerals by Charles Chesterman - 9780394502694

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Audubon Songbirds and Other Backyard Birds Picture-A-Day Calendar 2019

Audubon Songbirds and Other Backyard Birds Picture-A-Day Calendar 2019 Lowest new price: $10.99
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Author: National Audubon Society
Brand: BJdesign

Admire hundreds of spritely, elegant songbirds, photographed in their native habitats. For America’s birders, this 1.2 million copy‒seller provides a thrilling new sighting every day. Spot familiar birds through the seasons: a Pileated Woodpecker in flight on an autumn evening; a White-breasted Nuthatch munching snowy crabapples in January. And arresting bursts of color—from the shocking blue of the Indigo Bunting to the dramatic crimson of a Scarlet Tanager. With knowledgeable text from the Audubon Society, the birdwatching experts: Did you know that most birds have bright plumage in spring and summer, but assume a duller plumage for nonbreeding seasons?
 

Features:

  • Wall Calendar
  • 12-month Standard Calendar
  • X-Large Rectangle Grid
  • Stapled Binding
  • 12'' X 14 ''

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Sibley Birds West: Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Sibley Birds West: Field Guide to Birds of Western North America Lowest new price: $13.51
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List price: $19.95
Author: David Allen Sibley
Brand: David Sibley

COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the West, in a portable format that is perfect for the field.

Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 715 bird species, plus regional populations, found west of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations--more than 5,046 in total--with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Here too are more than 652 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.

This new and improved edition includes:

   •   Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.

   •   New and revised illustrations of species and regional forms.

   •   New design featuring species accounts in columns, allowing for better comparison and more illustrations and text.

   •   Current taxonomic order and up-to-date common names.

   •   All maps revised to reflect the most current range information.

   •   More species and rarities included.

Features:

  • Sibley Birds West Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

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The Wall of Birds: One Planet, 243 Families, 375 Million Years

The Wall of Birds: One Planet, 243 Families, 375 Million Years Lowest new price: $28.46
List price: $45.00
Author: Jane Kim

A celebration of the diversity and evolution of birds, as depicted in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's magnificent 2,500-square-foot Wall of Birds mural by artist Jane Kim.

Part homage, part artistic and sociological journey, The Wall of Birds tells the story of birds' remarkable 375-million-year evolution. With a foreword by John W. Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and full of lush photographs of gorgeous life-size birds painted in exacting detail, The Wall of Birds lets readers explore these amazing creatures family by family and continent by continent. Throughout, beautifully crafted narratives and intimate artistic reflections tell of the evolutionary forces that created birds' dazzling variety of forms and colors, and reveal powerful lessons about birds that are surprisingly relevant to contemporary human challenges.

From the tiny five-inch Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird to the monstrous thirty-foot Yutyrannus, The Wall of Birds is a visual feast, essential for bird enthusiasts, naturalists, and art lovers alike.

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Guide to the Stars

Guide to the Stars Lowest new price: $19.95
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Author: Ken Graun
Brand: David Levy

The 5th edition (published 2013) of the 16-inch diameter plastic Guide to the Stars chart is an instrument to help you identify the constellations. You simply dial-in your observing time and date to find the set of constellations visible in your sky (this is accomplished by turning the clear top piece). Although this chart is designed for beginners, seasoned amateur astronomers will find it useful, too.

This chart can be used anywhere in the world between latitudes 30 and 60 degrees North, which includes the US and Canada, England, Europe, Northern China and Japan.

The 16-inch diameter is large and easy to read, ideal for families, teachers and seniors! The 5th edition has been improved by indicating more binocular objects and providing more pertinent information on the back, all without increasing clutter or decreasing the text size.

The front chart indicates 70 Constellations, the Names of 55 Stars, the Milky Way Band, the Ecliptic (which is the path of the Sun, Moon and Planets), 54 favorite Double Stars, the Summer Triangle, Winter/Summer Tours and 56 Galaxies, Star Clusters and Nebulae that can be observed with binoculars or a small telescope. Additionally, favorite star patterns are noted, like the Great Square of Pegasus, the Circlet of Pisces, the Northern Cross of Cygnus and others.

On the back side, there are useful tables and other astronomical information, including: Mythology, Yearly Meteor Showers, Moon map, Phases of the Moon, Facts about the Planets, A Short history of Astronomy, the 10 Brightest Stars, Information about the Binocular & Telescope Objects (those on the chart), Why Stars Twinkle, additional instructions for using the chart and more.

PLANET NOTE. Most star charts, like this one, do not indicate, on the chart, the position of the Planets or Moon because these objects move through the constellations of the zodiac, along a path in the sky called the Ecliptic (indicated on the chart). Website support is provided to help identify the planets that are visible in the sky.

This chart is also available in a smaller 11-inch diameter (ISBN 1928771-033). And, there is a low-cost kid's version printed in color on sturdy card-like paper (ISBN 1928771-22X), as well as the Equatorial Guide to the Stars for use in and around the equator (ISBN 1928771-777). Finally, there is the Celestial Atlas Menor, 128 pages chock-full of star charts and tables (ISBN 978-1928771883).

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