Harper Design. Discover the fascinating and mysterious world of owls with this stunning full-color, packed with maps, and a bonus 35½" x 12" accordion poster illustrated with the true-to-size wing length of the largest owl, photographs, informative scientific details, illustrations, encyclopedic visual guide that explores all 225 known species, overlayed with the wing length of the smallest owl and several owls in-between.
Humans have long been fascinated by owls. New species are still being discovered, as are new insights into the habits of even the most familiar varieties. From prehistoric cave paintings to popular modern children’s stories, as icons of fear and wisdom, these magnificent predators have been seen as harbingers of good fortune and impending disaster, and as the powerful sidekicks of magic-makers, including the beloved Harry Potter.
Owls: A Guide to Every Species in the World - Visually spectacular and authoritative, owls includes full descriptions and maps of key viewing locations for all 225 owl species in the world, and is illustrated with drawings and stunning full-color images from some of the leading wildlife photographers from around the world which capture these birds’ breathtaking beauty and power.
Scientists have faced tremendous challenges trying to document the lives of these solitary, nocturnal, and highly elusive creatures.
The Enigma of the Owl: An Illustrated Natural HistoryYale University Press - More than two hundred dramatic color photographs in the wild, taken or selected by David Tipling, capture the wondrous beauty of each owl and the drama of life in its own home region. Yale. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates owls from every corner of the world and offers abundant details on fifty-three of the most striking and interesting species, from the tiny Elf Owl of southwestern American deserts to the formidable Blakiston’s Fish Owl, the largest of all owls.
He explains how owls evolved into the supreme feathered predators of the night, and he examines their breeding and hunting behaviors, unusual calls, and the cultural myths and superstitions that surround different species. Mike unwin has long studied and admired these remarkable birds from cold northern forests to tropical rivers and beyond.
The Enigma of the Owl: An Illustrated Natural History - A rare invitation into the mysterious lives of owls around the world, with spectacularly revealing photographs and fascinating details Perhaps no other creature has so compelling a gaze as the owl. Its unblinking stare mesmerizes; its nocturnal lifestyle suggests secrets and mystery.
Owls of the World: A Photographic GuideFirefly Books - The photographic coverage includes plumages and subspecies which promotes differentiation between species, making this the definitive work on owl identification. The superlative identification guide now revised with 19 additional owl species. Similar-looking "confusion" species are included and owls are shown as adults from a perspective that clearly shows markings that assist in identification.
The new edition is packed with spectacular photography of 268 species of owls from all over the world -- 19 more species than the original book. Yale. For birders, naturalists, researchers and any fan of these birds, photographers, Owls of the World is the definitive work on species identification as well as a comprehensive encyclopedia for reference and reading.
The photos are accompanied by detailed text describing: Identification notes Habitat Population status Voice Food Distribution Accurate range maps Similar species. Many of the photos are of highly elusive species that are very rarely caught on camera. Recommended for most libraries -- good value and quality for the price.
Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide - Booklist "A spectacular book. Library journal, best reference of 2012 "A valued addition as a reference for bird enthusiasts and libraries. Science books and film owls of the World, second edition, is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic birds of prey.
Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American OwlsBraided River - Yale. Mountaineers Books. The four featured owl habitats―forest, grassland and steppe, boreal, and Arctic―each reveal wildly rich stories of their own. Special features• details owls’ behavior throughout their four distinct life stages• 200 new images, many of which feature rarely photographed behavior and most have never been published before• A field guide that helps identify owls and compare each species.
Perfect holiday book for all bird-watchers, wildlife lovers and for those who appreciate stunning photography. Paul’s startling images reflect behaviors shared by all owls, as well as some surprising exceptions and adaptations. Readers follow along at the nest as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled: courtship, mating, finally, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, winter’s migrations and competitions for food.
Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls - Owl is a stunning follow-up to paul’s bestselling title, engaging natural history, giving bird lovers yet another gorgeous photographic tribute, The Owl and the Woodpecker, and a compelling call to preserve the habitats that sustain these most iconic of birds. For owls, every day brings a new challenge to survive, and this book shows readers how owls use the unique resources available to them in their habitat to face those challenges.
All 19 species found in canada and the united states are featured in photos and narrative throughout the book, with a special focus on the Northern Pygmy-Owl, Great Gray Owl, Burrowing Owl and Snowy Owl. Take a peek inside!in owl, award-winning photographer Paul Bannick uses his intimate yet dramatic images to follow North American owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats.
Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North AmericaHoughton Mifflin Harcourt - Mountaineers Books. Houghton mifflin harcourt. Yale. A visually stunning, raptors symbolize freedom and fierceness, and in pete Dunne’s definitive guide, these traits are portrayed in hundreds of stunning color photographs showing raptors up close, hunting, and in action—fighting, in flight, comprehensive resource on North America’s birds of prey Always a popular group of birds, and nesting.
These gorgeous photographs enhance the comprehensive, conservation, authoritative text, which goes far beyond identification to cover raptor ecology, behavior, and much more. In returning to his forte and his first love, where they live, Pete Dunne has crafted a benchmark book on raptors: the first place to turn for any question about these highly popular birds, whether it’s what they eat, or how they behave.
The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature's Most Elusive BirdsSasquatch Books - Join leigh calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in the dead of night. Houghton mifflin harcourt. In this new york times bestseller that will appeal to readers of H is for Hawk, a naturalist probes the forest to comprehend the secret lives of owls.
Mountaineers Books. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that’s part of what makes them so fascinating. Yale. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible while exploring the questions about the human-animal connection, owl calls, owl obsession, social behavior, habitat, and mythology.
Exploring the World of OwlsFirefly Books - How do owls capture prey and defend themselves? how are their wings designed for silent, gliding flight? How do owls conceal themselves from predators? Young readers will learn the answers to these questions and much more in the beautifully illustrated Exploring the World of Owls. But of the roughly 200 owl species worldwide, 19 make their homes across North America.
The haunting sound of its distant hoot may be as close as many of us ever get to an owl. Yale. Mountaineers Books. These birds of prey display noticeable differences in size and markings, but they also share many physical traits and living skills. Houghton mifflin harcourt.
Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All SpeciesSmithsonian Books - From the giant golden crowned flying fox, a megabat with a wingspan of more than five feet, the world's smallest mammal, to the aptly named Bumblebee Bat, the number and diversity of bat species have proven to be both rich and underestimated. Nocturnal, and secretive, fast-flying, bats are difficult to observe and catalog.
Houghton mifflin harcourt. This richly illustrated handbook presents bats' evolution, behavior, biology, and ecology. The ultimate illustrated guide to all known bat speciesBats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species explores bats and their fundamental role in our ecosystems through lavish full-color photographs and lively narrative.
Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species - It offers in-depth profiles of four hundred megabats and microbats and detailed summaries of all the species identified to date. Complete with an introduction exploring bats' natural history and their unique adaptations to life on the wing, Bats includes close-up images of these animals' delicate and intricate forms and faces, each shaped by evolution to meet the demands of an extraordinarily specialized life.
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Owls: Our Most Charming BirdTen Speed Press - Houghton mifflin harcourt. Yale. In this enchanting guide, artist Matt Sewell brings to life fifty species from around the world. Ten speed Press. From the adorable eurasian pygmy owl, to the great Gray Owl, small enough to fit in your pocket, celebrated for its size and elegance—these charming illustrations are sure to delight anyone intrigued by these wise and wonderful animals.
An enchanting illustrated guide to owl species of the world. The owl is one of nature’s most captivating creatures. Mountaineers Books.
National Geographic Readers: OwlsNational Geographic Children's Books RH1426317439 - Yale. Ten speed Press. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud or for independent reading. In this level 1 reader, young readers will explore the feathery world of adorable owls. Follow these curious-looking creatures through their wooded habitats, hunt, and learn how owls raise their young, and protect themselves.
Mountaineers Books. National Geographic Children s Books. Houghton mifflin harcourt.
National Geographic Owls 2019 Wall CalendarZebra Publishing - Each outstanding image is accompanied by a spacious grid with moon phases and international holidays. The award-winning, national Geographic Owls calendar features a stunning collection of images taken by acclaimed wildlife photographers. Yale. National Geographic Children s Books. National geographic supports vital work in conservation, exploration, research, and education.
13 x 12 inches opens to 13 x 24 inches. Ten speed Press. Included in the 2019 edition: great grey owl; barn owl; eastern screech owl; Barred owl; Great horned owl; Ural owl; Little owl; Burrowing owl; Eurasian eagle owl; Long-eared owl; Snowy owl. Hunters of the night and silent in flight, owls are truly marvellous creatures.
National Geographic Owls 2019 Wall Calendar - Houghton mifflin harcourt. The calendar includes a 3-year at-a-glance page and is earth friendly, printed with soya-based inks on FSC certified paper. Mountaineers Books. These birds of prey have long existed in folklore and legends as symbols of wisdom and prosperity.