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Encyclopedia of Birds
Foreshaw, Joseph
22.08 USD
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Dreambirds: the Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune
Nixon, Rob
7.36 USD
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1 Foreshaw, Joseph Encyclopedia of Birds
0831727853 / 9780831727857; Humans have always been fascinated by birds. Dazzled by their colors, and soothed by their melodious songs, humans are perhaps most in awe of birds' ability to fly. Although quite uniform in anatomical terms, birds display a breathtaking diversity of color and form. The one feature that unites this diverse assemblage is the possession of feathers - the defining characteristic of birds. This beautifully illustrated book, with more than 200 magnificent color photographs and 150 original paintings, maps, and diagrams, presents an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the natural history of birds. The authoritative text has been written by the world's leading ornithologists and presents the most recent scientific findings in an interesting and stimulating way. Includes an extensive index. The binding has very light wear at the corners, light wear at the spine ends, and a few bumps at the bottom front and back. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1991, 
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Kirshner, Dr. David; 
Price: 22.08 USD
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2 Hilty, Steven L. Birds of Tropical America: a Watcher's Introduction to Behavior, Breedings, and Diversity
1881527565 / 9781881527565; Why are tropical birds like parrots and quetzels so much more colorful than any feathered resident of temperate lands? How can a vulture soaring thousands of feet above the canopy spot a dead rodent no bigger than a mouse in the rain forest? What permits sparrow-size antbirds not only to survive but to thrive among relentless hordes of army ants that devour every other living thing in their path? This is the book that picks up where field guides leave off, and is at once practical, accurate and as endlessly fascinating as the species whose lives it reveals. 304 pages including an index, bibliography, and illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Chapters Pub Ltd
Shelburne, Vermont, U. S. A., 1994, 
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Wolf, Mimi Hoppe; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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3 Mason, C. Russell Picture Primer of Attracting Birds
In this book, with 30 pages of text and color illustrations on each page, C. Russell Mason of the Massachusetts Audubon Society covers the fascinating and rewarding hobby of bird attracting in great detail. It begins with the essential rules for bird identification; full directions are given for feeding and housing and the provision of water and trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, flowers, and seed plants for use in various part of the United States and Canada. This volume is designed for virtually anyone interested in this hobby. The endpapers show birds in color, and the last page of text has a table of some desirable trees and shrubs for attraction of birds. The book is bound in blue cloth with very light wear at the spine ends. The jacket is missing a piece 1" x 2 1/4". There is another piece near the spine missing, 1/2" x 1/2", and a small hole about 2" away. On the back a 3/4" x 1 1/4" piece is missing and there are a few chips at the top. The price is clipped; now in a protective cover. 8 1/2" wide. ; 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall
Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press Cambridge
Cambridge, MA, 1952, First Edition
Hard Cover, Cloth
Fine in Poor dust jacket

Illustrated by Hines, Bob; 
Price: 15.64 USD
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4 Nixon, Rob Dreambirds: the Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune
0312270127 / 9780312270124; An Esquire Best Book of the Year, the ostrich is one of nature's misfits: A gigantic bird that can neither fly nor sing. But the fin-de-siecle fetish for feathers made ostrich plumes more precious than gold. Rob Nixon grew up near the South African desert where ostriches first boomed, and had an early passion for the outsize bird. Later, his rejection of apartheid led him to immigrate to the United States, where he encountered a new wave of ostrich mania: American ranchers were trying to convert the gawky bird into a low-cal cuisine. Part memoir, part travelogue, Dreambirds is a natural history of a fantasy and a beautifully crafted, candid revelation of a man's soul. 289 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Picador USA
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Softcover Edition
New with no dust jacket

Price: 7.36 USD
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5 Perrins, Christopher New Generation Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe
0292755325 / 9780292755321; This information-packed book is really two books in one. The Life of a Bird section tells what it is like to be a bird. It is an account of survival, of the advantages and disadvantages in the various methods of growing up, moulting, feeding, migrating, breeding - of adapting or succumbing to the multiplicity of threats to its existence. The Directory section gives over 1, 500 colour paintings of birds of different ages, sexes and seasons; maps of the distribution of the species that breeed or are regularly seen in Europe; and extensive information on the appearance, status, voice, habitat, nest, eggs, broods, incubation, young, development and food for each of 429 species. A great book for naturalists! 320 pages including an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of Texas Pr
Austin, Texas, U. S. A., 1987, First Edition
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Various Artists; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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