Category: Birds and Birding


Showing 1-4 of 4

Image for Dreambirds: the Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune

Dreambirds: the Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune

By: Nixon, Rob

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Picador USA: 2001

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 001635

ISBN: 0312270127

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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 histor... View more info

Encyclopedia of Birds

By: Foreshaw, Joseph

Price: $22.08

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated: 1991

Seller ID: 002009

ISBN: 0831727853

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

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... View more info

New Generation Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

By: Perrins, Christopher

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Austin, Texas, U. S. A., Univ Of Texas Pr: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002358

ISBN: 0292755325

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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, ne... View more info

Picture Primer of Attracting Birds

By: Mason, C. Russell

Price: $15.64

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press Cambridge: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003614

Condition: Fine in Poor dust jacket

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 h... View more info