Bird By Bird

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Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307424983
Size: 10.46 MB
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Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

Original Title: Bird By Bird

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

Backyard Birds And Bird Feeding

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Author: Sandy Allison
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811734318
Size: 46.78 MB
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Backyard Birds And Bird Feeding by Sandy Allison

Original Title: Backyard Birds And Bird Feeding

February is National Bird Feeding Month. Attracting birds to the backyard and observing their lives in the wild has become one of our most popular activities. Join in the fun with this enlightening introduction. What food and feeders work best, what features attract birds, preventing problems, fascinating bird behaviors, getting started as a birder, all are covered here. Expert information in a fun-to-read format.

The Structure Of Nematodes

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Author: Alan F. Bird
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 032313839X
Size: 12.56 MB
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The Structure Of Nematodes by Alan F. Bird

Original Title: The Structure Of Nematodes

An expanded version of the first edition published in 1971, each section of this second edition has been updated and a new section on nematodes has been added. It is aimed at all workers interested in nematodes irrespective of whether they do research on nematodes that are parasites on animals or plants or free-living in the soil. Up-to-date literature review of the structures of all types of nematodes, both free living and parasitic More than 100 photographs and illustrations New chapter on the pathology of nematodes Comparisons throughout between the two major groups of nematodes - the Secernentea and Andenophorea

The Bird Book

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Author: Patsy Levang
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493157000
Size: 33.82 MB
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The Bird Book by Patsy Levang

Original Title: The Bird Book

There was only the bird book to tell her story. She left it as unfinished as her life seemed to be. The question of who she was led me to begin searching for the answers. Years ago I should have started searching while she was still alive; however, I did not really know about her until it was too late. I refused to have her life and legacy forgotten, and yet I was so slow in acting. I suppose there are those who would say that I should not invade the territory of one who is already gone. However, it has always been in me to find out the answers, and so for that reason, Alma’s story must be told. She left her story in phrases she composed. She left her story in the pieces of artwork she created. She left her story in the memories of those who knew her.

The Unfeathered Bird

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Author: Katrina van Grouw
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400844894
Size: 76.22 MB
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The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw

Original Title: The Unfeathered Bird

There is more to a bird than simply feathers. And just because birds evolved from a single flying ancestor doesn't mean they are structurally all the same. With over 385 stunning drawings depicting 200 species, The Unfeathered Bird is a richly illustrated book on bird anatomy that offers refreshingly original insights into what goes on beneath the feathered surface. Each exquisite drawing is made from an actual specimen and reproduced in sumptuous large format. The birds are shown in lifelike positions and engaged in behavior typical of the species: an underwater view of the skeleton of a swimming loon, the musculature of a porpoising penguin, and an unfeathered sparrowhawk plucking its prey. Jargon-free and easily accessible to any reader, the lively text relates birds' anatomy to their lifestyle and evolution, examining such questions as why penguins are bigger than auks, whether harrier hawks really have double-jointed legs, and the difference between wing claws and wing spurs. A landmark in popular bird books, The Unfeathered Bird is a must for anyone who appreciates birds or bird art. A unique book that bridges art, science, and history Over 385 beautiful drawings, artistically arranged in a sumptuous large-format book Accessible, jargon-free text--the only book on bird anatomy aimed at the general reader Drawings and text all based on actual bird specimens Includes most anatomically distinct bird groups Many species never illustrated before

The Singing Life Of Birds

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Author: Donald Kroodsma
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547344874
Size: 10.38 MB
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The Singing Life Of Birds by Donald Kroodsma

Original Title: The Singing Life Of Birds

Listen to birds sing as you’ve never listened before, as the world-renowned birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma takes you on personal journeys of discovery and intrigue. Read stories of wrens and robins, thrushes and thrashers, warblers and whip-poor-wills, bluebirds and cardinals, and many more bird. Learn how each acquires its songs, how songs vary from bird to bird and place to place, how some birds' singing is especially beautiful or ceaseless or complex, how some do not sing at all, how the often quiet female has the last word, and why. Hear a baby wren and the author’s own daughter babble as each learns its local dialect. Listen to the mockingbird by night and by day and count how many different songs he can sing. Marvel at the exquisite harmony in the duet of a wood thrush as he uses his two voice boxes to accompany himself. Feel the extraordinary energy in the songs just before sunrise as dawn’s first light sweeps across this singing planet. Hear firsthand the unmistakable evidence that there are not one but two species of marsh wrens and two species of winter wrens in North America. Learn not only to hear but to see birds sing in the form of sonagrams, as these visual images dance across the pages while you listen to the accompanying audio. Using your trained ears and eyes, you can begin your own journeys of discovery. Listen anew to birds in your backyard and beyond, exploring the singing minds of birds as they tell all that they know. Join Kroodsma not only in identifying but in identifying with singing birds, connecting with nature’s musicians in a whole new way. Please note: this ebook includes embedded audio files. You will only be able to access these files from a device that supports embedded audio.

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