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|The Peregrine (New York Review Books Classics)
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Author: J. A. Baker
Brand: Brand: NYRB Classics
From fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry. And as he continued his mysterious private quest, his sense of human self slowly dissolved, to be replaced with the alien and implacable consciousness of a hawk.
It is this extraordinary metamorphosis, magical and terrifying, that these beautifully written pages record.
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|The National Parks of the United States: A Photographic Journey
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Brand: Thomas Andrew
A stunning photography book featuring all 59 U.S. National Parks, published to coincide with the National Parks Service’s centennial
The National Parks of the United States is a stunning tribute to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in the world. From the peaks of Colorado to the glaciers of Alaska, from the volcanoes of Hawaii to the everglades of Florida, this handsome volume features all 59 National Parks, even the de-listed, forgotten three located in Michigan, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.
The book also provides useful details for each park including nearest city, coordinates, and size. Adding further inspirational content are personal reflections on the area quoted from a variety of perspectives, including park rangers, explorers and famous personalities such as Mark Twain, Babe Ruth and Harry S. Truman.
With a map overview of all the parks and sections dedicated to the wildlife and other protected areas, this book is a complete, breathtaking compilation of the splendor the United States park system has to offer.
- The National Parks of the United States A Photographic Journey
|Hummingbirds 2018 Calendar
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Author: Willow Creek Press
Brand: 2018 Calendars
Problem: Flitting about like tiny fairies, hummingbirds invariably prevent us from getting a really good look at them. Solution: The 12 dazzling, close-up images in this wall calendar capture North American hummers in all their astounding beauty! The large format includes big daily grids with ample room for jotting reminders. Also included are six bonus months of July through December 2017, moon phases and U.S. and international holidays.
- Format: 2018 Wall Calendar
- Size Closed: 12" x 12"
- Size Open: 12" x 24"
- Grid Size: Medium Rectangle
- Binding: Stapled
|Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature
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Author: Gerrit Vyn
Brand: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Staff
- NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
- Foreword by Barbara Kingsolver
- Over 250 images by acclaimed wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn
- Essays by Jared Diamond, John W. Fitzpatrick, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, and Scott Weidensaul
The Living Bird explores the relationship between birds and people through over 250 images by wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn and thought-provoking essays by some of the world's leading naturalists and bird enthusiasts. The book also marks the 100th anniversary of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Captured in terrain both exotic and familiar--the Yukon Delta, a woods in Arkansas, a remote village in Russia's Arctic, and even urban Seattle--Vyn's remarkable photographs illustrate nearly 100 North American bird species. The exhilaration of migratory Whooping Cranes, the fragility of the endangered Spoon-Billed Sandpiper, and the wide-eyed beauty of Great Horned Owls all come alive on the page. From enjoying backyard Black-capped Chickadees and Yellow Warblers, to wondering over a Pileated Woodpecker, or to admiring the powerful soar of a Gyrfalcon, The Living Bird educates and inspires.
"I think maybe everyone needs birds, at least a little."
--Barbara Kingsolver, from the Foreword
- Living Bird 100 Years of Listening to Nature
|Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region (Stokes Field Guide Series)
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Author: Donald Stokes
Is that butterfly outside your window a Monarch or a Giant Swallowtail? What's the best kind of feeder for attracting birds to your backyard? This pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Eastern United States. It contains dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing firds; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.
|Cardinals 2018 Calendar
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Author: Willow Creek Press
Brand: Willow Creek Press
Often as not, our sightings of cardinals are but a brief flash of crimson. This calendar, however, features 12 bright, detailed close-ups of these beautiful birds. The large format includes large daily grids with ample room for jotting your appointments, reminders and birthdays. Also included are six bonus months of July through December 2017, moon phases and U.S. and international holidays.
- Height: 12.00 in. Width: 12.00 in.
- Manufactured by: Willow Creek Press
- Seller SKU: 201800006684
- Cardinals Wall Calendar
|The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future
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Author: Jim Robbins
Brand: Robbins Jim
A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful—and surprising—ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet
Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, are our most vital connection to nature. They compel us to look to the skies, both literally and metaphorically; draw us out into nature to seek their beauty; and let us experience vicariously what it is like to be weightless. Birds have helped us in so many of our human endeavors: learning to fly, providing clothing and food, and helping us better understand the human brain and body. And they even have much to teach us about being human in the natural world.
This book illuminates qualities unique to birds that demonstrate just how invaluable they are to humankind—both ecologically and spiritually. The wings of turkey buzzards influenced the Wright brothers’ flight design; the chickadee’s song is considered by scientists to be the most sophisticated language in the animal world and a “window into the evolution of our own language and our society”; and the quietly powerful presence of eagles in the disadvantaged neighborhood of Anacostia, in Washington, D.C., proved to be an effective method for rehabilitating the troubled young people placed in charge of their care.
Exploring both cutting-edge scientific research and our oldest cultural beliefs, Robbins moves these astonishing creatures from the background of our lives to the foreground, from the quotidian to the miraculous, showing us that we must fight to save imperiled bird populations and the places they live, for the sake of both the planet and humankind.
Praise for The Wonder of Birds
“A must-read, conveying much necessary information in easily accessible form and awakening one’s consciousness to what might otherwise be taken for granted . . . The Wonder of Birds reads like the story of a kid let loose in a candy store and given free rein to sample. That is one of its strengths: the convert’s view gives wide appeal to those who might never have known birds well.”—Bernd Heinrich, The Wall Street Journal
“Engaging, thoughtful . . . worthy of a place alongside David Attenborough’s documentary The Life of Birds or Graeme Gibson’s The Bedside Book of Birds . . . This offering will appeal to naturalists, anthropologists, linguists, and even philosophers as well as to lay readers.”—Library Journal
“In this deeply felt and well-supported argument for avians’ value to humankind, science writer Robbins hits the full trifecta for engrossing and satisfying nature writing.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Using enchanting stories and rich historical references, Jim Robbins explores the role of birds on the evolution of human self-awareness.”—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
“It’s one for the birds—what a wonderful book! It will give you wings.”—Rita Mae Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle
“The Wonder of Birds provides a great and well-timed gift: a portrait of the quiet miracles around us on each day of our ordinary lives.”—Michael Punke, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Revenant
“Jim Robbins writes masterfully, with lucid prose and deep insight into the human psyche and natural world.”—Peter Stark, author of Astoria
- The Wonder of Birds What They Tell Us about Ourselves the World and a Better Future
|Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses
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Author: Patti Polk
Brand: Krause Publications
A rockhound's must-have resource!
Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals
is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable enthusiast in no time and features:
- An easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone
- 800+ beautiful color photographs
- Values and tips for locating, buying and collecting
- Both lapidary and mineral display materials
- Decades of rock-collecting know-how of the author
Foreword by Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate expert, author and lecturer.
- Collecting Rocks Gems and Minerals Identification Values and Lapidary Uses
|Audubon Birdhouse Book: Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds
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Author: Margaret Barker
Brand: Margaret A Barker
A visit to almost any home or garden center presents birders with numerous cute and colorful contraptions that are sold as bird homes. But the fact is, many of these products provide anything but a safe refuge for your feathered friends.
Produced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birdhouse Book explains how to build and place functional DIY bird homes that are safe and appropriate for more than 20 classic North American species, from wrens to raptors. Each of the easy-to-build boxes and shelves within is accompanied by cut lists, specially created line diagrams, and step-by-step photography, making the projects accessible to those with even the most rudimentary woodworking skills. In addition, this practical and beautifully presented guide is packed with color photography and information about the bird species covered—including titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, phoebes, swallows, waterfowl, and even kestrels and owls—to help the reader properly place and maintain the homes to attract birds. And because these projects are the product of years of experience and field-testing, you can be sure you’re getting the best advice regarding proper design, safe construction materials, and correct home placement to mitigate exposure to elements, pests, and predators. Finally, beyond the birdhouses, you’ll find out how you can contribute to the larger birding community and even enhance your birding experience with the aid of new technologies.
|Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide, Second Edition: Companion to Birds of the Carolinas Audio CDs
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Author: Stan Tekiela
Brand: Adventure Publications Inc.
Make bird watching in North Carolina and South Carolina even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in the Carolinas. This book features 140 species of Carolina birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
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