Birds We See

Author: C. E. Llewellyn
Publisher: Birds We See in Baja Califor
ISBN: 1462875017
Page: 104
View: 8466
This book is a photographic journey of the Birds We See in the estuaries, arroyos and seashores of Los Cabos and the East Cape region of Baja. It contains more than 185 original photographs of some of the many birds that live here or stop over during annual migrations.

Birds We See in Hawaii

Author: Ruddy F. Tong
Publisher: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 94
View: 2328

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest

85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them
Author: Sarah Swanson,Max Smith
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693371
Category: Nature
Page: 244
View: 3070
Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest is a lively, practical guide that helps readers discover 85 of the region’s most extraordinary birds. Each bird profile includes notes on what they eat, where they migrate from, and where to find them in Washington and Oregon. Profiles also include stunning color photographs of each bird. Birds are grouped by what they are known for or where they are most likely to be found—like beach birds, urban birds, colorful birds, and killer birds. This is an accessible guide for casual birders, weekend warriors, and families looking for an outdoor experience. Eight easy-going birding weekends, including stops in Puget Sound, the Central Washington wine country, and the Klamath Basin, offer wonderful getaway ideas and make this a must-have guide for locals and visitors alike.

The Rise of Birds

225 Million Years of Evolution
Author: Sankar Chatterjee
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421415909
Category: Nature
Page: 392
View: 5501
A small set of fossilized bones discovered almost thirty years ago led paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee on a lifelong quest to understand their place in our understanding of the history of life. They were clearly the bones of something unusual, a bird-like creature that lived long, long ago in the age of dinosaurs. He called it Protoavis, and the animal that owned these bones quickly became a contender for the title of "oldest known bird." In 1997, Chatterjee published his findings in the first edition of The Rise of Birds. Since then Chatterjee and his colleagues have searched the world for more transitional bird fossils. And they have found them. This second edition of The Rise of Birds brings together a treasure trove of fossils that tell us far more about the evolution of birds than we once dreamed possible. With no blind allegiance to what he once thought he knew, Chatterjee devours the new evidence and lays out the most compelling version of the birth and evolution of the avian form ever attempted. He takes us from Texas to Spain, China, Mongolia, Madagascar, Australia, Antarctica, and Argentina. He shows how, in the "Cretaceous Pompeii" of China, he was able to reconstruct the origin and evolution of flight of early birds from the feathered dinosaurs that lay among thousands of other amazing fossils. Chatterjee takes us to where long-hidden bird fossils dwell. His compelling, occasionally controversial, revelations—accompanied by spectacular illustrations—are a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the evolution of "the feathered dinosaurs," from vertebrate paleontologists and ornithologists to naturalists and birders.

Stray Feathers

Reflections on the Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Birds
Author: Penny Olsen,Leo Joseph
ISBN: 0643094938
Category: Nature
Page: 286
View: 3323
Stray Feathers showcases some of the remarkable adaptations of Australian birds. A brief introduction describes how evolution shapes form and function, followed by a series of vignettes illustrating the wondrous variety of forms and functions shaped by evolution. For example, did you know that Barn Owls can hunt in absolute darkness and that cuckoos commence incubation before their egg is laid? Sections include anatomy and physiology; the senses; giving voice; tongues talking; plumage; getting around; finding and handling food; optimising foraging and feeding; reducing competition; using ‘tools’; communicating; quality vs quantity; courtship; nests; parental care; chicks; and living together. The book is superbly illustrated with black and white drawings of a range of birds, making it a worthy addition to the bookshelves of bird lovers everywhere.

The Lancet

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
View: 962

Multi-ethnic Bird Guide of the Sub-Antarctic Forests of South America

Author: Ricardo Rozzi
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412825
Category: Nature
Page: 235
View: 3248
Previously published in English under title: Multi-ethnic bird guide of the austral temperate forests of South America.

The Birds of Siberia

A Record of a Naturalist's Visits to the Valleys of the Petchora and Yenesei
Author: Henry Seebohm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110803795X
Category: Nature
Page: 544
View: 5126
This 1901 volume contains two of ornithologist and traveller Seebohm's works, Siberia in Europe (1880) and Siberia in Asia (1882).

Bird Basics

Author: Mark Bornowski
Publisher: Mark Bornowski
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 5969
Learn to draw beautiful, magnificent birds using pencil and watercolor. The book contains 28 chapters, 132 beautiful drawings and photographs on the Bald eagle, Raven, Sparrow, Warbler, Jackdaw, Common Starling, Cormorant, Red Crossbill, Black Bellied Duck, Green Woodpecker and Macaw Parrot. You will learn how to draw, beaks, feathers, heads, bodies and wings. Feathers can be difficult to draw however you will learn how to draw and shade feather patterns, individual feathers, and complex feathers in easy step by step exercises. And not only will you learn how to draw birds but you will learn how to draw using proven drawing methods like freehand, gesture drawing, line drawing, values, foreshortening, measure, how to use a grid and check your drawing. In the end you will learn how to train your eye to see the micro, render fine detail and solve difficult visual problems. Once you master these methods you will be able to draw anything.

Arctic Wings

Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Author: Stephen Charles Brown
Publisher: Braided River
ISBN: 9780898869750
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 8506
Two hundred color images celebrating the birds that journey to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge each year are accompanied by essays by noted biologists and conservationists.

The Poetry of Birds

Author: Simon Armitage
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141941863
Category: Poetry
Page: 384
View: 1704
Birds are the most obvious wild things we have around us. They are much watched and much loved, not least by poets. Bird poetry is as old as British poetry itself, and a remarkable number of poets have written poems about birds. Indeed some of the most famous poems in the language concern birds, from Keats's nightingale and Shelley's skylark to Yeats's swans and Hardy's thrush. In this wonderful anthology poet Simon Armitage and birdwatching enthusiast Tim Dee gather together the best of the past and the present, including those famous poems but also many overlooked gems. And in a fascinating divergence from standard anthology practice, the poems are organized according to ornithological classification, beginning with poems by Marianne Moore and David Wright on the ostrich and the emperor penguin and ending with Emily Dickinson and Wallace Stevens on the oriole and the blackbird.

Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding

Understanding what You See and Hear
Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547248326
Category: Nature
Page: 448
View: 2004
A resource with nearly 900 full-color photos examines the basics of each major bird group, describes the principles of identification and much more. By the author of Lives of North American Birds. 20,000 first printing.

Directing the Story

Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation
Author: Francis Glebas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136138692
Category: Art
Page: 360
View: 3038
Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. Directing the Story offers a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis' help you'll discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more. You'll also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money and offers creative solutions to solve them. Best of all, it practices what it preaches, using a graphic novel format to demonstrate the professional visual storytelling techniques you need to know.

A Look At Life 3, 2/E

Author: Simha Padma
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9788131701300
Page: N.A
View: 7602

Federation of Alberta Naturalists Field Guide to Alberta Birds

Author: William Bruce McGillivray,Glen Peter Semenchuk,Federation of Alberta Naturalists
Publisher: Nature Alberta
ISBN: 9780969613428
Category: Birds
Page: 350
View: 3438

Feral Cities

Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle
Author: Tristan Donovan
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569761035
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 860
"[An] entertaining jaunt through city wildlife." —Kirkus Reviews We tend to think of cities as a realm apart, somehow separate from nature, but nothing could be further from the truth. In Feral Cities, Tristan Donovan digs below the urban gloss to uncover the wild creatures that we share our streets and homes with, and profiles the brave and fascinating people who try to manage them. Along the way readers will meet the wall-eating snails that are invading Miami, the boars that roam Berlin, and the monkey gangs of Cape Town. From feral chickens and carpet-roaming bugs to coyotes hanging out in sandwich shops and birds crashing into skyscrapers, Feral Cities takes readers on a journey through streets and neighborhoods that are far more alive than we often realize, shows how animals are adjusting to urban living, and asks what messages the wildlife in our metropolises have for us. Tristan Donovan is the author of two widely praised books, Replay: The History of Video Games and Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World. His journalism has appeared in many major newspapers, magazines, and web sites. He has a degree in ecology.

Birds: Modern-Day Dinosaurs

Modern-Day Dinosaurs
Author: Kerri O'Donnell
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823981700
Category: Nature
Page: 24
View: 9759
Examines the apparent connection between birds and dinosaurs by comparing fossils, dinosaur bones, and modern birds.

Galápagos Diary

A Complete Guide to the Archipelago's Birdlife
Author: Hermann Heinzel,Barnaby Hall
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520228368
Category: Nature
Page: 272
View: 5198
A renowned illustrator and a wildlife photographer team up to capture in words and images the stunning birds and other wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. The first half of the book provides an overall tour of the islands, while the second half serves as a detailed, illustrated field guide. 640 color photos.

The Laying Hen and its Environment

A Seminar in the EEC Programme of Coordination of Research on Animal Welfare, organised by R. Moss and V. Fischbach, and held at Luxembourg, March 11–13, 1980
Author: R. Moss
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400989229
Category: Medical
Page: 340
View: 5796
The welfare of domestic poultry. particularly those kept under intensive housing conditions is a subject ~n which many. often divergent and conflicting views. are held. This divergence, may be the result either of insufficient knowledge of the facts of particular poultry husbandry systems or a differing interpretation of those facts. With regard to poultry and the laying hen in particular. there is a need to gather together a basic knowledge of avian behaviour in all the circumstances and systems of husbandry under which birds are presently being kept. That knowledge should lead to the development of interpretative and hopefully predictive theories which in turn will allow us to meet the recommendations of Article 3 of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes: 'that animals shall be housed, provided with food. water and care in a manner which - having regard to their species and to their degree of development. adaptation and domestication - is appropriate to their physiological and ethological needs in accordance with established experience and scientific knowledge'. In furtherance of those objectives a small group of specialists in poultry physiology and ethology. both from within and outside the European Community met by invitation of the Commission in Luxembourg between 11 and 13 March 1980. Their objective was to discuss what is already known. and can be agreed on. of the normal physiology and ethological range of the laying hen.