Birds We See

Author: C. E. Llewellyn
Publisher: Birds We See in Baja Califor
ISBN: 1462875017
Page: 104
View: 2614
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: 4200

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: 6764
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.

Stray Feathers

Reflections on the Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Birds
Author: Penny Olsen,Leo Joseph
ISBN: 0643094938
Category: Nature
Page: 286
View: 3631
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 Rise of Birds

225 Million Years of Evolution
Author: Sankar Chatterjee
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421415909
Category: Nature
Page: 392
View: 9765
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.

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: 3551
Previously published in English under title: Multi-ethnic bird guide of the austral temperate forests of South America.

The Lancet

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
View: 7218

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: 6954
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: 494
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.

Birds Nearby

Getting to Know 45 Common Species of Eastern North America
Author: John Eastman
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811714845
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 2157
This new bird guide collects naturalist John Eastman's writings focusing on the birds we see around us in our yards, parks, and neighborhoods every day, and includes stunning new color photos. • Explains in clear language how each bird nests, mates, feeds, and migrates • Features 45 species of birds, each identified with a beautiful color photograph • Includes evolutionary adaptations, name origins, nature lore, and more

Arctic Wings

Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Author: Stephen Charles Brown
Publisher: Braided River
ISBN: 9780898869750
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 7394
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: 8243
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: 3487
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.

Birds in Trouble

Author: Lynn E. Barber
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623493595
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 6869
As oil was washing up on the shores of Louisiana, covering shorebirds and their nests and eggs after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Lynn Barber decided to write this book to heighten awareness, not only of the plight of bird species that are declining in numbers every year, but also of the ways in which the birds we see every day may also face the same fate. First explaining the idea of birds “in trouble”—and what that means in terms of population, conservation status, and national and international designations—the book then turns to the habitats that are important to birds, how they are affected by changes in these habitats, and what ordinary people can do to help counter those negative effects. Barber then profiles forty-two species that are in trouble in the United States, discussing the likely reasons why and what, if anything, we can do to improve their situations. Illustrated throughout with the author’s signature bird art, the book closes with a reminder about what we can do to ensure that the birds we see every day in our yards, parks, and communities will remain with us.

The Hidden Meaning of Birds--A Spiritual Field Guide

Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers
Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1507210264
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 240
View: 3722
Behold the power of nature with this illustrated field guide to recognizing and understanding the messages that the universe sends us through the birds we see in our daily lives! Birds are all around us—pecking at the sidewalk, perching on a nearby tree branch, flying in the sky above our heads. But do you ever feel like a bird might be trying to connect with you—or even tell you something? The Hidden Meaning of Birds can help you decipher the special message your avian oracle is trying to share. The Hidden Meaning of Birds isn’t just your typical field guide to birds. In addition to a physical description of a variety of common bird species, it also includes the folklore and unique symbolism associated with each to help you understand the changes these mystical creatures want you to make in your life. With this enlightening volume as your inspiration, get ready to reexamine your life from a bird’s eye view—one robin, crow, and hummingbird at a time!

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: 7946
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: 2939

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: 3185

Feral Cities

Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle
Author: Tristan Donovan
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569761035
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 8739
"[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.