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Birds, Their Life, Their Ways, Their World

By: Perrinsn, Dr. Christopher

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Readers Digest: 1987

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 004293

ISBN: 0895770652

Condition: As New in Very Good dust jacket


This is a beautifully illustrated book that will inform you of all types of birds, including: The male hornbill, who walls his mate into a tree cavity and keeps her locked away for weeks; tailorbirds, who stitch leaves together with spider webs; desert sandgrouse, who use their feathers to carry water to their chicks, and a host of other strangely named species that are very talented in finding food and protecting their young. The dust jacket has two 1" tears on the back, properly repaired, as well as a few chips on the spine ends. The reading is fascinating, the bird portraits stunningly prod... View more info

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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

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The Golden Book of Birds

By: Lockwood, Hazel

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1944

Seller ID: 004298

ISBN: No

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Illustrated in color and black & white, this childrens book of birds gives interesting information and 2-3 illustrations about each bird covered. Among the birds included are Robins, Hummingbirds, Wrens, Woodpeckers and more. Most birds are allotted three pages for illustration and descriptions about the birds as babies and how they are taken care of by their mothers and fathers, and what might threaten them in the next. A great book for a child who likes birds. Ine is The spine is black; the front board has some lightened spots near the edges and the corners are worn front and back. #13 of Th... View more info