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Product Description: Waterfowl in Your Pocket is a welcome aid to identifying the many colorful and intriguing water birds of the midwestern states, from the Great Lakes west to the Dakotas, east to Ohio, and south to Kansas and Missouri. Illustrator Dana Gardner has created fourteen panels showing fifty-one species of ducks, geese, swans, grebes, pelicans, coots, cormorants, moorhens, and loons swimming and flying with complete plumage variations—dark phases, light phases, and juvenile and adult male and female forms in summer and winter...read more

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9781587296833 | 1 lam chrt edition (Univ of Iowa Pr, September 15, 2008), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Waterfowl in Your Pocket is a welcome aid to identifying the many colorful and intriguing water birds of the midwestern states, from the Great Lakes west to the Dakotas, east to Ohio, and south to Kansas and Missouri.
9781587296840, titled "Waterfowl in Your Pocket: A Guide to Water Birds of the Midwest : Prepack of 10" | 1 lam pmpl edition (Univ of Iowa Pr, September 15, 2008), cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Waterfowl in Your Pocket is a welcome aid to identifying the many colorful and intriguing water birds of the midwestern states, from the Great Lakes west to the Dakotas, east to Ohio, and south to Kansas and Missouri.

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Fifty meticulously rendered watercolor paintings by a renowned nature illustrator, complemented by detailed descriptions of the individual life cycles, characteristics, vocalizations, food, habitats, distribution, and migratory patterns of each avian species, showcase fifty birds that are uncommon in the Upper Midwest and emphasize the need for definitive conservation efforts.
By Dana Gardner (other contributor) and Nancy Overcott

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9781587295904 | Univ of Iowa Pr, August 22, 2007, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Fifty meticulously rendered watercolor paintings by a renowned nature illustrator, complemented by detailed descriptions of the individual life cycles, characteristics, vocalizations, food, habitats, distribution, and migratory patterns of each avian species, showcase fifty birds that are uncommon in the Upper Midwest and emphasize the need for definitive conservation efforts.

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Product Description: No bird is common, if we use “common” to mean ordinary. But birds that are seen more commonly than others can seem less noteworthy than species that are rarely glimpsed. In this gathering of essays and illustrations celebrating fifty of the most common birds of the Upper Midwest, illustrator Dana Gardner and writer Nancy Overcott encourage us to take a closer look at these familiar birds with renewed appreciation for their not-so-ordinary beauty and lifeways...read more

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9780877459835 | Univ of Iowa Pr, May 1, 2006, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: No bird is common, if we use “common” to mean ordinary.

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A compact, illustrated guide to the raptors of the Great Plains region introduces twenty-six different species--along with identification keys and information on their characteristics, plumage variations, status, and migratory patterns--including the red-tailed hawk, merlin, American kestrel, and others. Original.

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9780877459743 | Lam poc ch edition (Univ of Iowa Pr, April 1, 2006), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A compact, illustrated guide to the raptors of the Great Plains region introduces twenty-six different species--along with identification keys and information on their characteristics, plumage variations, status, and migratory patterns--including the red-tailed hawk, merlin, American kestrel, and others.

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Product Description: With nearly six hundred identified species of birds—and an average of five "new" species discovered annually—Belize is becoming a birding hotspot for amateur and professional birders from around the globe. Thousands of birders visit the country each year to enjoy Belize's amazing abundance and variety of both temperate and tropical birds in natural habitats that remain largely unspoiled...read more

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9780292740662 | Univ of Texas Pr, January 1, 2004, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: With nearly six hundred identified species of birds—and an average of five "new" species discovered annually—Belize is becoming a birding hotspot for amateur and professional birders from around the globe.

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9780292701649 | Univ of Texas Pr, January 1, 2004, cover price $34.95

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Product Description: Available October 2003 The perfect gift for your favorite birdwatcher! Since winter on the Great Plains is often bitterly cold, inhospitable, and colorless, residents of this bleak landscape feed wild birds both to help them survive and to bring life and color to the landscape...read more

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9780877458661 | Univ of Iowa Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Available October 2003 The perfect gift for your favorite birdwatcher!

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Product Description: Book by Overcott, Nancy
By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Nancy Overcott

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9781885209405 | Serpents Tale, October 31, 2002, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Book by Overcott, Nancy

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Product Description: The first field guide ever published on the world's most important birding country, and fills a huge gap in our knowledge of South American ornithology. Peru harbors almost 1,800 species of birds, including 118 endemics, in every habitat ranging from coast and deserts to 23,000-foot snow-capped Andean peaks, intermontane valleys, lush cloud forests and tropical rainforests...read more
By Dana Gardner (illustrator)

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9780916251833 | 1 edition (Sunbelt Pubns, June 1, 2001), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The first field guide ever published on the world's most important birding country, and fills a huge gap in our knowledge of South American ornithology.

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Product Description: The American flycatcher is the subject of this enchanting book by a renowned ornithologist, who draws upon personal observations and extensive research to portray this family over its vast range. 16 color plates. 32 drawings.
By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander F. Skutch

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9780806129198 | Univ of Oklahoma Pr, July 1, 1997, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The American flycatcher is the subject of this enchanting book by a renowned ornithologist, who draws upon personal observations and extensive research to portray this family over its vast range.

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9780806129495 | Univ of Oklahoma Pr, April 1, 1999, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The American flycatcher is the subject of this enchanting book by a renowned ornithologist, who draws upon personal observations and extensive research to portray this family over its vast range.

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Product Description: In this work naturalist and ornithologist Alexander Skutch provides detailed accounts of a remarkable aspect of bird behaviour - the aid that one bird gives another who is neither its mater nor its dependent young and who may even belong to a different species.
By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander F. Skutch

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9780877451501, titled "Helpers at Birds' Nests: A Worldwide Survey of Cooperative Breeding and Related Behavior" | 1 edition (Univ of Iowa Pr, March 1, 1987), cover price $32.50 | About this edition: In this work naturalist and ornithologist Alexander Skutch provides detailed accounts of a remarkable aspect of bird behaviour - the aid that one bird gives another who is neither its mater nor its dependent young and who may even belong to a different species.

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9780877456742, titled "Helpers at Birds' Nests: A Worldwide Survey of Cooperative Breeding and Related Behavior" | Expanded edition (Univ of Iowa Pr, March 1, 1999), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: In this work naturalist and ornithologist Alexander Skutch provides detailed accounts of a remarkable aspect of bird behaviour - the aid that one bird gives another who is neither its mater nor its dependent young and who may even belong to a different species.

In this controversial culmination of a lifelong quest, Alexander F. Skutch, a well-known ornithologist who has studied birds for more than sixty years, makes a case for "believing that birds' mental capacities have been grossly underestimated." Lacking hard scientific proofs of what birds think and feel, we are left, Skutch argues, with inferences gleaned from observation of their behavior. His intimate, six-decade study of tropical and north temperate birds and his wide survey of the literature inform this remarkable review of the psychic life of birds. Although varying widely by species, many birds have a striking ability to recognize as individuals not only other birds of their own kind (which all look alike to humans), but also familiar humans, even after a long absence. They have good memories and give indications of forethought. Only humans take more elaborate care of their offspring than most birds do, and few animals of any kind live in such closely united families as those of cooperatively breeding birds, which carefully avoid incest. The diverse play of birds suggests their capacity for enjoyment. They can be taught to count up to eight, and some are known to use tools. The tastefully adorned constructions of bower birds and the songs of many other species also point strongly to an aesthetic sense. The journeys of migrants between known breeding and wintering territories separated by thousands of miles speak of memory and navigational skills that baffle human observers. True, Skutch concludes, inferential evidence only suggests hypotheses and cannot offer scientific proof. Nonetheless, his carefully gathered and documented observations, delightfully reported, accord with the strong intuition of many bird lovers that birds are not unfeeling automata but sensitive creatures, aware of what they do. Birders and behaviorist ornithologists alike will find Skutch's work provocative and rewarding–no more easily dismissed than the apparently purposeful behavior of the birds he describes. A timely and useful contribution to the debate on animal intelligence, this book offers--with precision, force, clarity, and a wide range of examples--a challenge to the longstanding mechanistic view of nonhuman life.
By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander F. Skutch

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9780890966716 | Texas A & M Univ Pr, October 1, 1996, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In this controversial culmination of a lifelong quest, Alexander F.

Paperback:

9780890967591 | Reprint edition (Texas A & M Univ Pr, April 1, 1997), cover price $19.95

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By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander F. Skutch

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9780292776999 | Univ of Texas Pr, June 1, 1996, cover price $40.00

Paperback:

9780292777057 | Univ of Texas Pr, June 1, 1996, cover price $28.95

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From blackbirds and orioles to meadowlarks, grackles, and cowbirds, the variety and variation shown by members of the family Icteridae is legend. The family exhibits great diversity in size and coloration, mating and nest building, and habits and habitats. This group of 94 New World species once known as the troupials is well represented in backyards across America; yet most icterids are tropical or semi-tropical species that remain largely unstudied. The least known of these species are perhaps best known to Alexander Skutch, who has studied birds in a Costa Rican tropical valley for more than half a century. In this fascinating book--the first devoted exclusively to the icterids--he combines his own observations with those of other naturalists to provide a comparative natural history and biology of this remarkable family of birds. Devoting a separate chapter to each major group or genus, he delineates the outstanding characteristics of each and includes observations of little-studied tropical species such as caciques and oropendolas. Orioles, Blackbirds, and Their Kin is an eminently readable natural history in the classic style. Enhanced by 31 scratchboard illustrations, this book will delight nature enthusiasts everywhere with its fascinating exposition of avian diversity. Because so much of the published information on the icterids is widely scattered, Skutch's painstaking compilation has created a valuable reference work that will provide students and researchers with a wealth of new insights into the tropical members of this New World family.
By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander F. Skutch

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9780816515844 | Univ of Arizona Pr, February 1, 1996, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: From blackbirds and orioles to meadowlarks, grackles, and cowbirds, the variety and variation shown by members of the family Icteridae is legend.

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9780816516018 | Univ of Arizona Pr, April 1, 1996, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: A lifetime's keen observation of the physical world has led Alexander Skutch to ask deeply philosophical questions about the nature of "nature." In this thought-provoking study, he turns his attention to the problem of how "quality"--beauty, goodness, morality--has arisen in a process of evolution that appears to favor sheer "quantity...read more
By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander F. Skutch

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9780292760370 | Univ of Texas Pr, September 1, 1992, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A lifetime's keen observation of the physical world has led Alexander Skutch to ask deeply philosophical questions about the nature of "nature.

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By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander F. Skutch

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9780801425288 | Comstock Pub Assoc, May 1, 1991, cover price $57.50

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Discusses the behavior, voice, courtship, nesting, and temperament of members of the tanager family of birds
By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander F. Skutch

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9780801422263 | Comstock Pub Assoc, February 1, 1989, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: Discusses the behavior, voice, courtship, nesting, and temperament of members of the tanager family of birds

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By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander Skutch

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9780934797009 | Cornell Univ Pr, January 1, 1988, cover price $49.95

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Product Description: signed books

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9780960535200 | Woodcock Pubns, December 1, 1980, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: signed books

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