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Product Description: A country of huge scenic diversity, Peru is a birdwatcher's paradise and a popular tourist destination. It is home to about 1,800 different types of birds, from the mighty Andean Condor to a dazzling variety of jewel-like hummingbirds...read more

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9781472932167 | Bloomsbury Natural History, February 28, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A country of huge scenic diversity, Peru is a birdwatcher's paradise and a popular tourist destination.

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Product Description: Ideal for the traveling nature-watcher, this useful guide provides a comprehensive overview of the variety of bird-life to be found in Costa Rica. Over 250 native species are included in the book, each description supported by a clear color photograph taken where possible in the bird's natural Costa Rican habitat...read more
By Patricia Fogden (illustrator)

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9781472932099 | Bloomsbury Natural History, February 28, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Ideal for the traveling nature-watcher, this useful guide provides a comprehensive overview of the variety of bird-life to be found in Costa Rica.

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Product Description: The island of Borneo is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots and a birdwatcher's paradise. Around 600 species of bird have been recorded here, and some 430 are known to breed. Many of these are rainforest specialists, but such a large island also has widely different habitats attracting a surprisingly wide range of avian visitors...read more
By Chew Yen Fook (illustrator)

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9781472932877 | Bloomsbury Natural History, February 28, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The island of Borneo is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots and a birdwatcher's paradise.

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Product Description: Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia are becoming increasingly popular with all kinds of visitors, not least birdwatchers who can visit many national parks and reserves harboring a bounty of amazing species. The three countries are home to about 1,000 species of birds, including such rarities as Bengal Florican, Giant Ibis, Green Peafowl, and Vietnamese Cutia...read more

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9781472932846 | Bloomsbury Natural History, February 28, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia are becoming increasingly popular with all kinds of visitors, not least birdwatchers who can visit many national parks and reserves harboring a bounty of amazing species.

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Product Description: A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to China, one of the world's top destinations for watching birds. A total of 252 species is described here in detail, from the majestic Black-crowned Night Heron to the striking Large Niltava...read more

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9781472932136 | Bloomsbury Natural History, February 28, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to China, one of the world's top destinations for watching birds.

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By T. S. U. De Zylva (illustrator)

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9781472932938 | Bloomsbury Natural History, February 28, 2017, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Tony Angell, master artist and naturalist, offers an intimate account of owls he has observed, admired, and depicted for decades   For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home...read more

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9780300203448 | Yale Univ Pr, April 28, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Tony Angell, master artist and naturalist, offers an intimate account of owls he has observed, admired, and depicted for decades   For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home.

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9780300223422 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, November 8, 2016), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Tony Angell, master artist and naturalist, offers an intimate account of owls he has observed, admired, and depicted for decades   For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home.

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Product Description: Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory, or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book...read more

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9781472922861 | Bloomsbury Natural History, October 25, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom?

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Product Description: The Lapwing once had many regional names; the Loon has a British-American identity crisis and the respectable-sounding Apostlebird is often called a Lousy Jack. Why do bird names, both common and scientific, change over time and why do they vary so much between different parts of the English-speaking world? Wandering through the scientific and cultural history of ornithology takes us to the heart of understanding the long relationship between birds and people...read more

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9781784270926 | Pelagic Pub Ltd, October 1, 2016, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: The Lapwing once had many regional names; the Loon has a British-American identity crisis and the respectable-sounding Apostlebird is often called a Lousy Jack.

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Product Description: Birds have not been known for their high IQs, which is why a person of questionable intelligence is sometimes called a "birdbrain." Yet in the past two decades, the study of avian intelligence has witnessed dramatic advances. From a time when birds were seen as simple instinct machines responding only to stimuli in their external worlds, we now know that some birds have complex internal worlds as well...read more

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9780691165172 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 30, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Birds have not been known for their high IQs, which is why a person of questionable intelligence is sometimes called a "birdbrain.

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By Cornell Lab of Ornithology (corporate author)

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9781118291054 | Blackwell Pub, August 29, 2016, cover price $129.95

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Product Description: An authoritative and entertaining exploration of Australia’s distinctive birds and their unheralded role in global evolution Renowned for its gallery of unusual mammals, Australia is also a land of extraordinary birds. But unlike the mammals, the birds of Australia flew beyond the continent’s boundaries and around the globe many millions of years ago...read more

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9780300221664 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: An authoritative and entertaining exploration of Australia’s distinctive birds and their unheralded role in global evolution Renowned for its gallery of unusual mammals, Australia is also a land of extraordinary birds.

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Product Description: For over one hundred years, ornithologists and amateur birders have jointly campaigned for the conservation of bird species, documenting not only birds’ beauty and extraordinary diversity, but also their importance to ecosystems worldwide...read more

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9780226382463 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 22, 2016, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: For over one hundred years, ornithologists and amateur birders have jointly campaigned for the conservation of bird species, documenting not only birds’ beauty and extraordinary diversity, but also their importance to ecosystems worldwide.

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9780226382630 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 22, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: For over one hundred years, ornithologists and amateur birders have jointly campaigned for the conservation of bird species, documenting not only birds’ beauty and extraordinary diversity, but also their importance to ecosystems worldwide.

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Product Description: Much of Charles Darwin's groundbreaking work as an evolutionary biologist stemmed from his study of birds. It is universally acknowledged that Darwin's observation of bird groups and species like the Galapagos finches, mockingbirds, and rock doves was critical to the development of his theories on natural selection, evolution, and sexual selection...read more

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9780190240233 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Much of Charles Darwin's groundbreaking work as an evolutionary biologist stemmed from his study of birds.

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9781501704536, titled "Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil, Including São Paulo and Rio De Janeiro" | Reprint edition (Comstock Pub Assoc, June 14, 2016), cover price $35.00

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Product Description: The inspiring story of a young ornithologist who reintroduced puffins where none had been seen for a century   Project Puffin is the inspiring story of how a beloved seabird was restored to long-abandoned nesting colonies off the Maine coast...read more

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9780300204810 | Yale Univ Pr, April 28, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The inspiring story of a young ornithologist who reintroduced puffins where none had been seen for a century   Project Puffin is the inspiring story of how a beloved seabird was restored to long-abandoned nesting colonies off the Maine coast.

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9780300219791 | Yale Univ Pr, May 24, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The inspiring story of a young ornithologist who reintroduced puffins where none had been seen for a century   Project Puffin is the inspiring story of how a beloved seabird was restored to long-abandoned nesting colonies off the Maine coast.

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Product Description: In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. Heinrich's observations lead to fascinating questions - and sometimes startling discoveries. A great crested flycatcher bringing food to the young acts surreptitiously and is attacked by the mate...read more

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9780544387638 | Houghton Mifflin, April 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The acclaimed scientist's encounters with individual wild birds, yielding “marvelous, mind-altering” (Los Angeles Times) insights and discoveries In his modern classics One Man’s Owl and Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich has written memorably about his relationships with wild ravens and a great horned owl.

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9781520006109 | Unabridged edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, May 17, 2016), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds.
9781520006147 | Mp3 una edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, May 17, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds.

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Product Description: In this unique and unprecedented study of birding in Africa, historian Nancy Jacobs reconstructs the collaborations between well-known ornithologists and the largely forgotten guides, hunters, and taxidermists who worked with them...read more

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9780300209617 | 1 edition (Yale Univ Pr, April 26, 2016), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: In this unique and unprecedented study of birding in Africa, historian Nancy Jacobs reconstructs the collaborations between well-known ornithologists and the largely forgotten guides, hunters, and taxidermists who worked with them.

In a volume as urgent and eloquent as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, this book--winner of the Southern Environmental Law Center's 2016 Reed Environmental Writing Award in the book category--reveals how the health and well-being of a tiny bird and an ancient crab mirrors our own ** Winner of the 2016 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award given by the Society of Environmental Journalists **  Each year, red knots, sandpipers weighing no more than a coffee cup, fly a near-miraculous 19,000 miles from the tip of South America to their nesting grounds in the Arctic and back. Along the way, they double their weight by gorging on millions of tiny horseshoe crab eggs. Horseshoe crabs, ancient animals that come ashore but once a year, are vital to humans, too: their blue blood safeguards our health. Now, the rufa red knot, newly listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, will likely face extinction in the foreseeable future across its entire range, 40 states and 27 countries. The first United States bird listed because global warming imperils its existence, it will not be the last: the red knot is the twenty-first century’s “canary in the coal mine.” Logging thousands of miles following the knots, shivering with the birds out on the snowy tundra, tracking them down in bug-infested marshes, Cramer vividly portrays what’s at stake for millions of shorebirds and hundreds of millions of people living at the sea edge. The Narrow Edge offers an uplifting portrait of the tenacity of tiny birds and of the many people who, on the sea edge we all share, keep knots flying and offer them safe harbor. ** Winner of the 2016 National Academies Communications Award for best book that honors the best in science communications. Sponsored by the Keck Futures Initiative -- a program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with the support of the W.M. Keck Foundation **

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9780300185195, titled "The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab & an Epic Journey" | Yale Univ Pr, April 28, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In a volume as urgent and eloquent as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, this book--winner of the Southern Environmental Law Center's 2016 Reed Environmental Writing Award in the book category--reveals how the health and well-being of a tiny bird and an ancient crab mirrors our own ** Winner of the 2016 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award given by the Society of Environmental Journalists **  Each year, red knots, sandpipers weighing no more than a coffee cup, fly a near-miraculous 19,000 miles from the tip of South America to their nesting grounds in the Arctic and back.

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9780300219692, titled "The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab & an Epic Journey" | Yale Univ Pr, April 5, 2016, cover price $18.00
9780395816721, titled "Insight Guides Melbourne" | Updated edition (Apa Productions, December 1, 1996), cover price $21.95 | also contains Insight Guides Melbourne | About this edition: Describes the history, culture, and attractions of Melbourne, Australia

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Product Description: This easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species in Australia, including the most commonly seen and rare endemic species, is perfect for Australians and visitors alike. High quality photographs from one of Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat...read more

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9781909612488 | John Beaufoy Pub, April 21, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: This easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species in Australia, including the most commonly seen and rare endemic species, is perfect for Australians and visitors alike.

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Product Description: Twenty-five years after the publication of the state’s first breeding bird atlas, The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio brings our knowledge of the state’s bird populations up to date and provides important new information...read more
By Paul G. Rodewald (editor)

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9780271071275 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, April 5, 2016, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: Twenty-five years after the publication of the state’s first breeding bird atlas, The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio brings our knowledge of the state’s bird populations up to date and provides important new information.

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In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research- the distant laboratories of Barbados, the bowerbird habitats of Australia, and the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy-Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are revolutionizing our view of what it means to be intelligent. Beyond highlighting how birds use their unique genius in technical ways, Ackerman points out the impressive social smarts of birds. They deceive and manipulate. They display a strong sense of fairness. They play tug-of-war. They cultivate social networks. They teach their young. They alert one another to danger. They may even grieve. Ackerman delivers an extraordinary story that will both give readers a new appreciation for the exceptional talents of birds and let them discover what birds can reveal about our changing world. The Genius of Birds richly celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.  

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9781594205217 | Penguin Pr, April 12, 2016, cover price $28.00
9781472114358 | Gardners Books, April 12, 2016, cover price $23.55

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9781681681283 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, April 12, 2016), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about.

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