Birdwatching with Your Eyes Closed by Simon Barnes

Birdwatching with Your Eyes Closed
  • Title : Birdwatching with Your Eyes Closed
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Short Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781780720470
  • Pages : 270
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Birdsong is not just about natural history. It is also about our history. Birds are our music: they teach us to express emotion and beauty in sound. This book takes you from winter into deepest spring, teaching you how to recognise song after song as the chorus swells. You start with robin, and end up listening to nightingales.


How to be a Bad Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher
  • Title : How to be a Bad Birdwatcher
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1780720696
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Look out of the window. See a bird. Enjoy it. Congratulations. You are now a bad birdwatcher. Anyone who has ever gazed up at the sky or stared out of the window knows something about birds. In this funny, inspiring, eye-opening book, Simon Barnes paints a riveting picture of how bird-watching has framed his life and can help us all to a better understanding of our place on this planet. How to be a bad birdwatcher shows why birdwatching is not the preserve of twitchers, but one of the simplest, cheapest and most rewarding pastimes around.


Ten Million Aliens by Simon Barnes

Ten Million Aliens
  • Title : Ten Million Aliens
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476730350
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Originally published in 2014 in Great Britain by Short Books."--Title page verso.


Bird Sense by Tim Birkhead

Bird Sense
  • Title : Bird Sense
  • Author : Tim Birkhead
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1408820137
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other. Our affinity for birds is often said to be the result of shared senses - vision and hearing - but how exactly do their senses compare with our own? And what about a birds' sense of taste, or smell, or touch or the ability to detect the earth's magnetic field? Or the extraordinary ability of desert birds to detect rain hundreds of kilometres away - how do they do it? Bird Sense is based on a conviction that we have consistently underestimated what goes on in a bird's head. Our understanding of bird behaviour is simultaneously informed and constrained by the way we watch and study them. By drawing attention to the way these frameworks both facilitate and inhibit discovery, it identifies ways we can escape from them to seek new horizons in bird behaviour. There has never been a popular book about the senses of birds. No one has previously looked at how birds interpret the world or the way the behaviour of birds is shaped by their senses. A lifetime spent studying birds has provided Tim Birkhead with a wealth of observation and an understanding of birds and their behaviour that is firmly grounded in science.


The Meaning of Birds by Simon Barnes

The Meaning of Birds
  • Title : The Meaning of Birds
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1681776952
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A gorgeously illustrated and enchanting examination of the lives of birds, illuminating their wondrous world and our connection with them. One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in. As well as exploring how birds achieve the miracle of flight; why birds sing; what they tell us about the seasons of the year and what their presence tells us about the places they inhabit, The Meaning of Birds muses on the uses of feathers, the drama of raptors, the slaughter of pheasants, the infidelities of geese, and the strangeness of feeling sentimental about blue tits while enjoying a chicken sandwich. From the mocking-birds of the Galapagos who guided Charles Darwin toward his evolutionary theory, to the changing patterns of migration that alert us to the reality of contemporary climate change, Simon Barnes explores both the intrinsic wonder of what it is to be a bird—and the myriad ways in which birds can help us understand the meaning of life.


Breathless by Laura Lee Guhrke

Breathless
  • Title : Breathless
  • Author : Laura Lee Guhrke
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9781451634679
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Award-winning author Laura Lee Guhrke steps back to a timeof Southern propriety -- and passion -- in this thrilling page-turner laced with heated sensuality. A lawyer is reunited with an unforgettable lady from his past -- and together, they step into a web of small-town scandal and desire. Lily Morgan may be Shivaree, Georgia's most talked-about lady. Everyone in town knows about the bitter break-up of her marriage five years before, when Daniel Walker, her husband's tough, uncompromising lawyer, tore her reputation to shreds and left her with nothing but a wish to get even. But now something about Daniel makes her blood boil and her pulse quicken...not with righteous fury, but with passion. Daniel has returned to Shivaree to once again match wits with Lily Morgan. The thought of a rematch with Lily delights him, for he has never forgotten her hot temper -- or her lovely looks. But when a shocking murder shakes the town, Daniel joins Lily to find a killer, and their unexpected partnership sparks something between them that they never expected -- desire. Now Daniel, the strong-willed lawyer for whom winning is everything, realizes he must win the one reward he can't live without: Lily's forgiveness -- and her love.


Look Up! by N.A

Look Up!
  • Title : Look Up!
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
  • ISBN Code : 9780763693008
  • Pages : 80
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A 2014 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book You don't have to own binoculars and know a bunch of fancy Latin names to watch birds! No matter where you live, they're in your neighborhood -- just look up. This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader ("Here I am, the noble spruce grouse. In a spruce grove. Eatin' some spruce. Yep."). Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers. Back matter includes a bibliography, an index, and bird-watching tips.


Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness

Bird Therapy
  • Title : Bird Therapy
  • Author : Joe Harkness
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781783528981
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A guide to how birdwatching can improve your wellbeing, featuring an introduction from Chris Packham


Rewild Yourself by Simon Barnes

Rewild Yourself
  • Title : Rewild Yourself
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781471175404
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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We're not just losing the wild world. We're forgetting it. We're no longer noticing it. We've lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening and hearing. But we can make hidden things visible, and this book features 23 spellbinding ways to bring the magic of nature much closer to home. Mammals you never knew existed will enter your world. Birds hidden in treetops will shed their cloak of anonymity. With a single movement of your hand you can make reptiles appear before you. Butterflies you never saw before will bring joy to every sunny day. Creatures of the darkness will enter your consciousness. And as you take on new techniques and a little new equipment, you will discover new creatures and, with them, new areas of yourself that had gone dormant. Once put to use, they wake up and start working again. You become wilder in your mind and in your heart. Once you know the tricks, the wild world begins to appear before you. For anyone who wants to get closer to the nature all around them and bring it back into focus, this is the perfect read.


Birds of Europe by N.A

Birds of Europe
  • Title : Birds of Europe
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Princeton Field Guides
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Covers more than seven hundred birds found in Europe, with color illustrations, detailed species accounts, and distribution maps.


The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
  • Title : The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
  • Author : Matt Kracht
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • ISBN Code : 1452177392
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Perfect for the anti-aviary (or bird fanatic with a sense of humor), this snarky illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and—let's face it—true. Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as the White-Breasted Butt Nugget and the Goddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird's (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more. With migratory maps and tips for birding, plus musings on the avian population and the ethics of birdwatching, this is the essential guide to all things wings. No need to wonder what all that racket is anymore!


RSPB Guide to Birdsong by Adrian Thomas

RSPB Guide to Birdsong
  • Title : RSPB Guide to Birdsong
  • Author : Adrian Thomas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1472955897
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Birdsong is the natural soundtrack to our lives and can evoke a powerful sense of time, place and season. Often profoundly beautiful, it is also the most effective way to discover many birds, and birds' songs and calls reveal much about their lives and behaviour. However, identifying which bird is making which sound can seem challenging. With this groundbreaking and easy-to-use guide, Adrian Thomas helps you learn and identify bird sounds step by step and at your own pace. Whether you are an experienced birdwatcher or just enjoy hearing the birds in your garden, this new guide will open your ears like never before to the amazing songs and calls around you. - Includes a sound guide to more than 100 songs and calls of 65 garden, woodland and farmland birds - A reference section describes in detail the sounds of a further 185 birds of Britain and north-west Europe - Beautiful colour photographs, annotated sonograms and 'test yourself' sections are also included - The 74-minute narrated recording can also be downloaded to listen to on the go


Time to Fly by Jim Flegg

Time to Fly
  • Title : Time to Fly
  • Author : Jim Flegg
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781904870081
  • Pages : 184
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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There are millions of birds on the move to, from and through Britain and Ireland in every month of the year. This work captures the magic of migration among the birds in seven familiar habitats. It investigates when, why and how this frenetic activity takes place and the hazards that migrants may encounter on their often prodigious travels.


Garden Bird Songs and Calls by Geoff Sample

Garden Bird Songs and Calls
  • Title : Garden Bird Songs and Calls
  • Author : Geoff Sample
  • Publisher : Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780007313297
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Geoff Sample, author of the best-selling Field Guide to Bird Songs and Calls, provides an audio guide to the bird songs you hear in gardens and parks. Garden Bird Songs and Calls includes over 60 minutes of digitally recorded sound and covers 40 of the most common and vocal garden birds. Each recording is introduced by the author with a voice-over that gives a brief interpretation of the song or call. The book contains details of each recording and also gives useful advice on how to listen to and interpret the sounds you hear. If you would like to be able to identify the birds in your garden by sound rather than by sight then this is the guide for you.


A Field Guide to Advanced Birding by National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation,Roger Tory Peterson Institute

A Field Guide to Advanced Birding
  • Title : A Field Guide to Advanced Birding
  • Author : National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation,Roger Tory Peterson Institute
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 299
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Explains how to identify the most difficult species of birds


Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear

Birds Art Life
  • Title : Birds Art Life
  • Author : Kyo Maclear
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1501154206
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A writer's search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this ... meditation on creativity and life"--


The Singing Life of Birds by Donald Kroodsma

The Singing Life of Birds
  • Title : The Singing Life of Birds
  • Author : Donald Kroodsma
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780547344874
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Listen to birds sing as you’ve never listened before, as the world-renowned birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma takes you on personal journeys of discovery and intrigue. Read stories of wrens and robins, thrushes and thrashers, warblers and whip-poor-wills, bluebirds and cardinals, and many more bird. Learn how each acquires its songs, how songs vary from bird to bird and place to place, how some birds' singing is especially beautiful or ceaseless or complex, how some do not sing at all, how the often quiet female has the last word, and why. Hear a baby wren and the author’s own daughter babble as each learns its local dialect. Listen to the mockingbird by night and by day and count how many different songs he can sing. Marvel at the exquisite harmony in the duet of a wood thrush as he uses his two voice boxes to accompany himself. Feel the extraordinary energy in the songs just before sunrise as dawn’s first light sweeps across this singing planet. Hear firsthand the unmistakable evidence that there are not one but two species of marsh wrens and two species of winter wrens in North America. Learn not only to hear but to see birds sing in the form of sonagrams, as these visual images dance across the pages while you listen to the accompanying audio. Using your trained ears and eyes, you can begin your own journeys of discovery. Listen anew to birds in your backyard and beyond, exploring the singing minds of birds as they tell all that they know. Join Kroodsma not only in identifying but in identifying with singing birds, connecting with nature’s musicians in a whole new way. Please note: this ebook includes embedded audio files. You will only be able to access these files from a device that supports embedded audio.


On the Marsh by Simon Barnes

On the Marsh
  • Title : On the Marsh
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1471168506
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How the rewilding of eight acres of Norfolk marshland inspired a family and brought nature even closer to home. When writer Simon Barnes heard a Cetti's warbler sing out as he turned up to look at a house for sale, he knew immediately that he had found his new home. The fact that his garden backed onto an area of marshy land only increased the possibilities, but there was always the fear that it might end up in the wrong hands and be lost to development or intensive farming. His wife saw through the delicate negotiations for the purchase. Once they'd bought it, they began to manage it as a conservation area, working with the Wildlife Trust to ensure it became as appealing as possible to all species. For their son Eddie, who has Down's syndrome, it became a place of calm and inspiration. In On The Marsh, we see how nature can always bring surprises, and share in the triumphs as new animals - Chinese water deer, otters and hedgehogs - arrive, and watch as the number of species of bird tops 100 and keeps on growing. As the seasons go by, there are moments of triumph when not one but two marsh harrier families use the marsh as a hunting ground, but also disappointments as chemical run-off from neighbouring farmland creates a nettles monoculture in newly turned earth. For anyone who enjoyed books such as Meadowland, or the writing of Stephen Moss, Roger Deakin or Adam Nicolson, this is a vivid and beautifully written account of the wonders that can sometimes be found on our doorsteps, and how nature can transform us all.


The Horsey Life by Simon Barnes

The Horsey Life
  • Title : The Horsey Life
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Short Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781906021948
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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About a friendship pushed to its limits; but also filled with larks and joy - takes you right to the heart of the world of horses and those that love them.


Red-tails in Love by Marie Winn

Red-tails in Love
  • Title : Red-tails in Love
  • Author : Marie Winn
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0679758461
  • Pages : 333
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Recounts the five-year-long ornithological drama that unfolded when a pair of red-tailed hawks nested in a building across from New York City's Central Park.


The Jungle Radio by Devangana Dash

The Jungle Radio
  • Title : The Jungle Radio
  • Author : Devangana Dash
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House India Private Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9353055164
  • Pages : 40
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Come, listen to the sweet jungle orchestra, featuring the Woodpecker's drums, the Hornbill's trumpet and the Kingfisher's blues When curious little Gul hears some strange sounds coming from her radio, she follows the musical clues into . . . an Indian jungle! On her walk, she finds feathered friends who TWEET, TAPP and TALK. There are some who howl and hoot, and others who play the flute. With a KEE here and a KAW there, Gul discovers songs everywhere! Brought to life by painterly illustrations, The Jungle Radio is a little story about the language of birds-their songs and sounds-with a loud and clear call to listen to the world around us.


Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island by Deborah Rivel,Kellye Rosenheim

Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island
  • Title : Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island
  • Author : Deborah Rivel,Kellye Rosenheim
  • Publisher : University Press of New England
  • ISBN Code : 1611689686
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This easy-to-use guide gives seasonal information for both popular birding sites and those off the beaten path. Precise directions to the best viewing locations within the region's diverse habitats enable birdwatchers to efficiently explore urban and wild birding hotspots. Over 500 species of birds can be seen in New York City's five boroughs and on Long Island, one of the most densely populated and urbanized regions in North America, which also happens to be situated directly on the Atlantic Flyway. In this fragmented environment of scarce resources, birds concentrate on what's available. This means that high numbers of birds are found in small spaces. In fact, Central Park alone attracts over 225 species of birds, which birders from around the world flock to see during spring and fall migration. Beyond Central Park, the five boroughs and Long Island have numerous wildlife refuges of extraordinary scenic beauty where resident and migratory birds inhabit forests, wetlands, grasslands, and beaches. These special places present an opportunity to see a wide array of songbirds, endangered nesting shorebirds, raptors, and an unprecedented number and variety of waterfowl. Including the latest information on the seasonal status and distribution of more than 400 species, with 39 maps and over 50 photographs, this full-color guide features information essential to planning a birding visit. It will become the go-to book for both the region's longtime birders and those exploring the area for the first time.


A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows

A Siege of Bitterns
  • Title : A Siege of Bitterns
  • Author : Steve Burrows
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • ISBN Code : 1459708458
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Newly appointed police inspector Domenic Jejeune doesn’t mind ruffling a few feathers to flush out suspects in the brutal murder of a renowned ecological activist. 2015 Arthur Ellis Award — Winner, Best First Novel • Globe and Mail 100: Best Books of 2014 • 2015 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize — Shortlisted, Best Mystery Inspector Domenic Jejeune’s success has made him a poster boy for the U.K. police service. The problem is Jejeune doesn’t really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds. Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh, located in the heart of Britain’s premier birding country, Jejeune’s two worlds collide when he investigates the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist. His ambitious police superintendent foresees a blaze of welcome publicity, but she begins to have her doubts when Jejeune’s most promising theory involves a feud over birdwatching lists. A second murder only complicates matters. To unravel this mystery, Jejeune must deal with unwelcome public acclaim, the mistrust of colleagues, and his own insecurities. In the case of the Saltmarsh birder murders, the victims may not be the only casualties.


The Fast Diet Recipe Book by Mimi Spencer

The Fast Diet Recipe Book
  • Title : The Fast Diet Recipe Book
  • Author : Mimi Spencer
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1780721978
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Following the No.1 bestselling Fast Diet, this fabulous cook book offers 180 carefully crafted, nutritious, low-calorie recipes to enable you to incorporate the 5:2 weight-loss system into your daily life.Ranging from simple breakfasts to leisurely suppers, the recipes are all expertly balanced and calorie-counted by Spurs and Chelsea nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker designed to fill you up and stave off hunger. There are also detailed menu plans and plenty of encouraging tips, including kitchen-cupboard essentials, the latest nutritional advice and a whole section of speedy meals for busy days.This book offers a groundbreaking companion guide to the Fast Diet. You will never have to worry about planning your Fast Days again.


Wild Places Uk by Iolo Williams

Wild Places Uk
  • Title : Wild Places Uk
  • Author : Iolo Williams
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781781725214
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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TV naturalist Iolo Williams' guide to the UK's top 40 nature sites is fully illustrated by beautiful colour photographs of place and wildlife. The sites are spread across the country and in Wild Places Williams surveys the flora and fauna to be found there, and aims to encourage greater engagement with them at a time of environmental crisis.


Birds by Character by Rob Hume,Ian Wallace

Birds by Character
  • Title : Birds by Character
  • Author : Rob Hume,Ian Wallace
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780333489079
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Birdwatching in Ireland with Eric Dempsey by Eric Dempsey

Birdwatching in Ireland with Eric Dempsey
  • Title : Birdwatching in Ireland with Eric Dempsey
  • Author : Eric Dempsey
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9780717151073
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Eric Dempsey has written this step-by-step guide so that beginners and advanced birdwatchers alike can develop a full understanding of Ireland s birds, their behaviour and migrations. "


Fighting for Birds by Mark Avery

Fighting for Birds
  • Title : Fighting for Birds
  • Author : Mark Avery
  • Publisher : Pelagic Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 9781907807299
  • Pages : 324
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Devoted to birds and wildlife since childhood, Mark’s early scientific research at Oxford, Aberdeen and the RSPB provided a solid background for his management, ambassadorial, and political lobbying activities which were to follow – and his larger than life, yet quietly humane personality has provided the final tools in his own, unique, nature conservationists’ toolbox. In this book, Mark mixes a great many stories from his professional life at the RSPB with personal anecdotes and passionate arguments on past and present issues in bird and nature conservation. He shows us something of the many scientists whose work paves the way for conservation action, places domestic conservation into an international context, takes us behind the scenes to glimpse the politicians who have worked with him, or against him, along the way. Mark leaves us armed with practical tips and a guiding philosophy to take wildlife conservation though the troubled years that lie ahead. A personal, philosophical and political history of 25 years of bird conservation, this book provides an instructive and amusing read for all those who would like a glimpse into the birds and wildlife conservation world – what the issues are, what must be done, how it can be done, and the challenges, highs and lows involved.


A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii by Jim Denny

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii
  • Title : A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii
  • Author : Jim Denny
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN Code : 082483383X
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Winner of the 2011 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award of Excellence in Natural Science, Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association Hawai‘i is home to some of the most beautiful and sought after birds in the world. From the offshore waters, where graceful seabirds glide on the cool, refreshing trade winds, to the lush ancient forests of the mountains, where colorful endemic honeycreepers reside, Hawai‘i’s birds are wonderfully diverse. Introduced species and long-distance migrants contribute to the splendid assortment. Some island bird species are extremely abundant and instantly familiar since we encounter them daily in our outdoor activities. Others are so rare they are glimpsed only once in a lifetime. In these magnificent islands there is something for birders of every sort. Superbly illustrated in color by the author and Jack Jeffrey, two of Hawai‘i’s best nature photographers, this guide includes nearly every species of bird on land and at sea in the main Hawaiian Islands. In total, 170 species or subspecies are described and illustrated. This comprehensive work is an essential resource for those who are interested in identifying, locating, and learning more about the avifauna of Hawai‘i.


Birdsong by Jonathan Elphick,Lars Svensson,Jan Pedersen

Birdsong
  • Title : Birdsong
  • Author : Jonathan Elphick,Lars Svensson,Jan Pedersen
  • Publisher : Quadrille Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781849491341
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A bird identification book with a sound module carrying the voices of 150 species of British birds. Delve into the text and photographs of each bird while listening to their songs and calls. The sounds you will hear include the cries of birds of prey, gulls, garden birds and migrants.


Living on the Wind by Scott Weidensaul

Living on the Wind
  • Title : Living on the Wind
  • Author : Scott Weidensaul
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9780865475915
  • Pages : 420
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Scott Weidensaul follows hawks over the Mexican coastal plains, Bar-tailed Godwits that hitchhike on gale winds 7,000 miles nonstop across the Pacific from Alaska to New Zealand, and the Myriad Songbirds whose numbers have dwindled so dramatically in recent years.


Okavango by Frans Lanting

Okavango
  • Title : Okavango
  • Author : Frans Lanting
  • Publisher : Taschen America Llc
  • ISBN Code : 9783836534154
  • Pages : 251
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Botswana, many say, represents the last of Old Africa. For a year, between 1988 and 1989, the author roamed the wetlands and deserts of northern Botswana. This book is a testament not only to the wondrous wildlife of the region, but also to the author's extraordinary courage, skill, and photographic eye.


Taking Flight by Adrian R. Magnuson

Taking Flight
  • Title : Taking Flight
  • Author : Adrian R. Magnuson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780615659299
  • Pages : 274
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Jeremy Walsh's parents assume he's been abducted by the elderly man he met on a cross-country flight, but it's the other way around. Share in the journey of two unlikely companions who meet in midair: 13-year-old Jeremy, sent against his will by his career-absorbed father to spend the summer with his bipolar mother in New York, and Harry Herndon, elderly, one-legged and afflicted with mid-stage Alzheimer's, who escapes his the confinement of home for what may be his last adventure. Outcasts of sorts, they begin their cross-country getaway, trailed by Harry's wife and Jeremy's parents, each of whom threaten to cut their journey short. The story that follows is a race against time and circumstance as the two quickly bond over their mutual love of birding while experiencing the joys and growing pains of Taking Flight in their own, very different, ways.


Blood Ties by Ben Crane

Blood Ties
  • Title : Blood Ties
  • Author : Ben Crane
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 022671473X
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Raised in rural England before the internet era, Ben Crane grew up in the midst of wild things, with hawks and other predatory birds alive in his mind (and woods and fields) as symbols of a kind of self-possessed, solitary power. He spent time with them, knew them, and loved them. But as he grew into adulthood, situations that may seem to us natural, or even comforting, were for him challenging: he found it difficult to be around other people and to read social cues, sometimes retreating in fear or lashing out in misunderstanding. He was recognized as autistic. When Crane became a father, these challenges became unbearable, and he fled to isolation. Birds--specifically hawks--brought him back. In this artfully written memoir, we learn first about the history and practice of falconry, a beautiful and brutal partnership between humans and birds that goes back thousands of years. As the chapters unfold, the details of Crane's personal story are revealed, and we begin to understand how Crane found solace and insight via his relationships with these animals. "I saw that my feelings towards nature, and birds of prey in particular, ran in parallel with my feelings for my son," Crane writes. "I worked out that they were, in fact, two sides of the same coin--the deep love of one could, with gentle observation, inform and unlock the deep love for the other...Perhaps this then is the central theme of my story.""--


The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer

The Falcon Thief
  • Title : The Falcon Thief
  • Author : Joshua Hammer
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1501191888
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs—and the wildlife detective determined to stop him. On May 3, 2010, an Irish national named Jeffrey Lendrum was apprehended at Britain’s Birmingham International Airport with a suspicious parcel strapped to his stomach. Inside were fourteen rare peregrine falcon eggs snatched from a remote cliffside in Wales. So begins a tale almost too bizarre to believe, following the parallel lives of a globe-trotting smuggler who spent two decades capturing endangered raptors worth millions of dollars as race champions—and Detective Andy McWilliam of the United Kingdom’s National Wildlife Crime Unit, who’s hell bent on protecting the world’s birds of prey. The Falcon Thief whisks readers from the volcanoes of Patagonia to Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park, and from the frigid tundra near the Arctic Circle to luxurious aviaries in the deserts of Dubai, all in pursuit of a man who is reckless, arrogant, and gripped by a destructive compulsion to make the most beautiful creatures in nature his own. It’s a story that’s part true-crime narrative, part epic adventure—and wholly unputdownable until the very last page.


The telling distance by Bruce Berger

The telling distance
  • Title : The telling distance
  • Author : Bruce Berger
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • ISBN Code : 9780385413947
  • Pages : 243
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Essays discuss desert ecology, wilderness areas, and the relationship between people and nature


The Life of the Skies by Jonathan Rosen

The Life of the Skies
  • Title : The Life of the Skies
  • Author : Jonathan Rosen
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 9781429956031
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Aerial delights: A history of America as seen through the eyes of a bird-watcher John James Audubon arrived in America in 1803, when Thomas Jefferson was president, and lived long enough to see his friend Samuel Morse send a telegraphic message from his house in New York City in the 1840s. As a boy, Teddy Roosevelt learned taxidermy from a man who had sailed up the Missouri River with Audubon, and yet as president presided over America's entry into the twentieth century, in which our ability to destroy ourselves and the natural world was no longer metaphorical. Roosevelt, an avid birder, was born a hunter and died a conservationist. Today, forty-six million Americans are bird-watchers. The Life of the Skies is a genre-bending journey into the meaning of a pursuit born out of the tangled history of industrialization and nature longing. Jonathan Rosen set out on a quest not merely to see birds but to fathom their centrality—historical and literary, spiritual and scientific—to a culture torn between the desire both to conquer and to conserve. Rosen argues that bird-watching is nothing less than the real national pastime—indeed it is more than that, because the field of play is the earth itself. We are the players and the spectators, and the outcome—since bird and watcher are intimately connected—is literally a matter of life and death.


The Meaning of Sport by Simon Barnes

The Meaning of Sport
  • Title : The Meaning of Sport
  • Author : Simon Barnes
  • Publisher : Short Books
  • ISBN Code : 1780720750
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Takes you on a journey from the Olympic Games in Athens to the World Cup in Germany - via the Ashes series, the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon, and more. This book examines why sport holds us all in such thrall, how it uplifts and crushes us - and can seem to matter more than life itself.


Upon that Mountain by Eric Shipton

Upon that Mountain
  • Title : Upon that Mountain
  • Author : Eric Shipton
  • Publisher : Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1910240265
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Upon that Mountain is the first autobiography of the mountaineer and explorer Eric Shipton. In it, he describes all his pre-war climbing, including his Everest bids of the 1930s, and his second Karakoram survey in 1939, when he returned to Snow Lake to complete the mapping of the ranges flanking the Hispar and Choktoi glacier systems around the Ogre. Crossing great swathes of the Himalaya, the book, like so many of Shipton’s works, is both entertaining and an important addition to the mountain literature genre. It captures an important period in mountaineering history - that just before the Second World War - an ends on an elegiac note as Shipton describes his last evening at the starkly-beautiful snow lake, before he returns to a ‘civilisation’ about to embark on a cataclysmic war.


Birds in Minnesota by Robert B. Janssen

Birds in Minnesota
  • Title : Birds in Minnesota
  • Author : Robert B. Janssen
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781517907013
  • Pages : 616
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A comprehensive update of the classic from the state's foremost expert In the nearly half-century since the first publication of the landmark Birds in Minnesota, the state and its bird populations have undergone dramatic changes. This newly revised, expanded edition reflects those changes as well as the most recent advances in birding, making it the indispensable resource for birdwatchers in Minnesota, both passionate amateur and professional. Featuring full-color photographs and more than one thousand distribution maps, the updated Birds in Minnesota describes where and during which season the 443 species of birds in the state can be found. Introductory comments by Carrol L. Henderson of the Minnesota DNR and Kim R. Eckert, author of A Birder's Guide to Minnesota, along with the expert contributions of David Cahlander of the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union, further enhance this new edition for today's Minnesota birders. This edition of Birds in Minnesota is the essential birding reference--at once authoritative and user-friendly, comprehensive and concise, eminently practical and a delight to peruse.