Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them

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Chronicle Books #ad - A beautiful volume, nests is the perfect gift for birders, bird lovers, and anyone captivated by the fleeting and fascinating splendor of the natural world. Sharon beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the california academy of sciences, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, these birds' nests from around the world offer astonishing insight into the intricate detail wrought by nature's most fastidious architects.

Lovely images of nests and eggs are set against rich black backgrounds, and are accompanied by fascinating and informative portraits—conveyed through words and illustrations—of the birds that built them.

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Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage

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Chronicle Books #ad - Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage #ad - Exquisite images from award-winning National Geographic photographer Robert Clark offer a captivating perspective on the vast beauty and myriad functions of a seemingly simple thing: the bird feather. Each detailed close-up is paired with informative text about the utility and evolution of the feather it depicts, natural history buffs, making this handsome marriage of art and science the ideal gift for bird lovers, and photography enthusiasts.

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Feathers: A Beautiful Look at a Bird's Most Unique Feature Nature Appreciation

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Adventure Publications #ad - No other covering does all that feathers do. From the delicate down feathers that keep birds warm to the sturdy flight feathers that allow birds to soar, these marvelous structures are something to admire. Feathers―possibly the most amazing body covering in the entire animal kingdom. This coffee-table book is filled with more than 230 stunning, one-of-a-kind pictures by award-winning photographer Stan Tekiela, and it promises to delight as it walks you through the world of feathers.

Feathers: A Beautiful Look at a Bird's Most Unique Feature Nature Appreciation #ad - . How do feathers keep tiny chickadees warm in winter? why aren’t Blue Jays actually blue? How do the feathers of owls help them hunt? Featuring birds from across the United States, Feathers will season your understanding and enhance your enjoyment of birds.

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America's Other Audubon

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Princeton Architectural Press #ad - The mother lost her eyesight at the end of her life from the effects of typhoid fever and long hours of straining to draw and color the nests and eggs. They labored for seven years until the book was completed in 1886; collecting nests and eggs, and hand coloring fifty copies of each illustration, drawing lithographs on stone, and writing the field notes for each species of bird.

America's other audubon includes a foreword by the Curator of Natural-History Rare Books at the Smithsonian, Leslie Overstreet, a prologue and introduction by researcher and writer Joy M. But neither parent ever complained and considered their work on the book the most important accomplishment of their lives.

America's Other Audubon #ad - His artwork inspired her to undertake the production of a book illustrating the birds nests and eggs that Audubon neglected to include in his work. Her parents were reluctant to support the undertaking of such an ambitious and expensive project until Genevieve became despondent over a broken engagement.

When part one of genevieve's work was issued, leading ornithologists praised the illustrations, and Rutherford B. America's other audubon chronicles the story of Genevieve Jones, and the making of an extraordinary nineteenth-century book, her family, Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio.

When the mother's copy of the volume was exhibited on the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, it was awarded a bronze medal. Only 90 copies of the book were produced and fewer than 20 have been located today in libraries or in private collections.

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The Book of Eggs: A Life-Size Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World's Bird Species

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University of Chicago Press #ad - From the brilliantly green and glossy eggs of the elegant crested tinamou―said to be among the most beautiful in the world―to the small brown eggs of the house sparrow that makes its nest in a lamppost and the uniformly brown or white chickens’ eggs found by the dozen in any corner grocery, birds’ eggs have inspired countless biologists, as well as artists, and ornithologists, ecologists, from John James Audubon to the contemporary photographer Rosamond Purcell.

A visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing eggs, the ostrich, The Book of Eggs offers readers a rare, which can weigh up to five pounds, from the pea-sized progeny of the smallest of hummingbirds to the eggs of the largest living bird, up-close look at these remarkable forms of animal life.

Birds’ eggs are some of the most colorful and variable natural products in the wild, to thermoregulatory adaptations, and each entry is also accompanied by a brief description that includes evolutionary explanations for the wide variety of colors and patterns, from camouflage designed to protect against predation, to adjustments for the circumstances of a particular habitat or season.

The Book of Eggs: A Life-Size Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World's Bird Species #ad - . Some seabirds, have adapted to produce long, pointed eggs, like the cliff-dwelling guillemot, whose uneven weight distribution prevents them from rolling off rocky ledges into the sea. Organized by habitat and taxonomy, the entries include newly commissioned photographs that reproduce each egg in full color and at actual size, as well as distribution maps and drawings and descriptions of the birds and their nests where the eggs are kept warm.

Female mallards, for instance, invest more energy to produce larger eggs when faced with the genetic windfall of an attractive mate. Throughout the book are fascinating facts to pique the curiosity of binocular-toting birdwatchers and budding amateurs alike.

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Animal Architecture

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Capturing 120 of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity, science, function, Animal Architecture presents a visually arresting tribute to the intersection of nature, and design. Ingo arndt’s stunning studio photographs and vibrant in-situ shots of nests, forests, and wetlands provide close-up details of these designs, as well as the animals who created them.

Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, catching their prey, and attracting their mates. Abrams. These compelling images are com­bined with an abundance of fascinating facts about the evolution of animals and insects, genetic dispositions, as well as their survival methods, mating habits, and more.

Animal Architecture #ad - In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats.

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Bird Nests: Amazingly Ingenious and Intricate Bird Appreciation

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Adventure Publications #ad - Bird Nests: Amazingly Ingenious and Intricate Bird Appreciation #ad - Coffee-table book filled with unparalleled photography and small blocks of fascinating text about bird nests: nature's most amazing dwelling places. Abrams.

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Peterson Field Guide: Eastern Birds' Nests

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Houghton Mifflin #ad - Descriptions of breeding range and time, habitat, and nests and eggs are enhanced by 222 color photographs. This guide includes the nest and eggs of 285 species found in the 26 states east of the Mississippi River. Abrams. Houghton Mifflin.

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Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer, and Build

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Princeton University Press #ad - Other kinds of avian construction--such as bowers and harvest wells--are also featured. Avian architecture includes intricate step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and insightful commentary by a leading expert. Avian architecture describes how birds design, and build their nests, engineer, deconstructing all types of nests found around the world using architectural blueprints and detailed descriptions of the construction processes and engineering techniques birds use.

Each chapter covers a different type of nest, from tunnel nests and mound nests to floating nests, hanging nests, woven nests, and even multiple-nest avian cities. Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for functional design in nature. This spectacularly illustrated book features 300 full-color images and more than 35 case studies that profile key species worldwide.

Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer, and Build #ad - Illustrates how birds around the world design, engineer, step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and build their nests Features architectural blueprints, and expert commentary Includes 300 full-color images Covers more than 100 bird species worldwide Abrams.

Houghton Mifflin.

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Birds, Nests & Eggs Take Along Guides

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Cooper Square Publishing Llc #ad - Color illustrations enhance the presentation. Kid will also learn how and where birds build their homes and all about their young. Plus the guide features activities that are fun and easy to do. There's also a seven-page scrapbook for drawings and notes. Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife. Horn books tracks, scats and Signs Abrams.

Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are sugested. Houghton Mifflin. A fun, informative take-along guide that will help children identify 15 birds.

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Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species

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Stackpole Books STACKSP11736183 #ad - Over 400 photos of representative feathers from 379 species how to identify not only what bird a feather came from but also what kind of feather it is Range maps and wing type given for each bird This guide teaches birders to use the characteristics of wing types and feather morphology to identify feathers--not only by species but also by their place on the bird's body.

Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species #ad - The introductory chapters give a detailed overview of the feather--how feathers developed, the parts of a single feather, and the variety of types of feathers on a bird. In the feather identification section, more than 400 color photographs show feather samples from 379 bird species from all over North America.

. Abrams. Houghton Mifflin. Along with the wing type of the species and a map showing its range, several types of feathers are included for each bird; each feather is labeled with its type and its size. Stackpole Books.

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