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Product Description: Despite their small sizes, Maryland and Washington, DC, possess a vast range of environments―from the high peaks of the Allegheny Ridges to the low marshes of the Chesapeake Bay. Home to 200 nesting bird species, these habitats are under constant threat from urban sprawl, changing farming practices, and the degradation of coastal wetlands...read more
By Walter G. Ellison (editor) and Chandler S. Robbins (foreword by)

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9780801895760 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, December 15, 2010, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Despite their small sizes, Maryland and Washington, DC, possess a vast range of environments―from the high peaks of the Allegheny Ridges to the low marshes of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Product Description:  “At length did cross an Albatross, / Through the fog it came; / As if it had been a Christian soul, / We hailed it in God’s name.” The introduction of the albatross in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” remains one of the most well-known references to this majestic seabird in Western culture...read more

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9781780231914 | Reaktion Books, May 15, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition:  “At length did cross an Albatross, / Through the fog it came; / As if it had been a Christian soul, / We hailed it in God’s name.

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Product Description: Audubon was not the father of American ornithology. That honorific belongs to Alexander Wilson, whose encyclopedic American Ornithology established a distinctive approach that emphasized the observation of live birds. In the first full-length study to reproduce all of Wilson’s unpublished drawings for the nine-volume Ornithology, Edward Burtt and William Davis illustrate Wilson’s pioneering and, today, underappreciated achievement as the first ornithologist to describe the birds of the North American wilderness...read more

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9780674072558 | Belknap Pr, June 24, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Audubon was not the father of American ornithology.

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9781157769699 | General Books, November 24, 2010, cover price $8.14

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Product Description: Each year shorebirds from North and South America migrate thousands of miles to spend the summer in the Arctic. There they feed in shoreline marshes and estuaries along some of the most productive and pristine coasts anywhere. With so much available food they are able to reproduce almost explosively; and as winter approaches, they retreat south along with their offspring, to return to the Arctic the following spring...read more
By Jonathan Bart (editor), Victoria Johnston (editor), Jennie Rausch (editor) and Paul A. Smith (editor)

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9780520273108 | Univ of California Pr, September 1, 2012, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Each year shorebirds from North and South America migrate thousands of miles to spend the summer in the Arctic.

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9781157494294 | General Books, November 24, 2010, cover price $8.06

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Discusses how birds migrate and provides information on migrations in each region of the world and on the migrating habits of hundreds of species of birds.
By Jonathan Elphick (editor)

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9781554072484 | Reissue edition (Firefly Books Ltd, March 16, 2007), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Discusses how birds migrate and provides information on migrations in each region of the world and on the migrating habits of hundreds of species of birds.
9780679438274 | 1 edition (Random House Inc, September 1, 1995), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Discusses how birds migrate and provides information on migrations in each region of the world and on the migrating habits of hundreds of species of birds

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9781554079711 | Firefly Books Ltd, August 25, 2011, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: The Atlas of Birds captures the breathtaking diversity of birds, and illuminates their conservation status around the world. Full-color maps show where birds are found, both by country and terrain, and reveal how an astounding variety of behavioral adaptations--from flight and feeding to nest building and song--have enabled them to thrive in virtually every habitat on Earth...read more

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9780691149493 | Princeton Univ Pr, June 20, 2011, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The Atlas of Birds captures the breathtaking diversity of birds, and illuminates their conservation status around the world.

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Product Description: This book is for anyone with an interest in birds, words, or the history of Australian biology and birdwatching. It discusses common and scientific names of every Australian bird to tease out their meanings--which may be useful, useless or downright misleading!The authors examine every species: its often many--and--varied common names, its full scientific name, with derivation, translation and a guide to pronunciation...read more

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9780643104693 | Csiro, August 31, 2013, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: This book is for anyone with an interest in birds, words, or the history of Australian biology and birdwatching.

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Product Description: Australian High Country Raptors covers raptor species that regularly breed in the high country above 600 metres, from Goulburn in New South Wales down to the hills outside Melbourne, Victoria. Comparisons between these high country raptors and lower-elevation breeders are also provided, in addition to comparisons with raptors found overseas, especially from North America and Europe...read more

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9780643109162 | Csiro, November 12, 2014, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Australian High Country Raptors covers raptor species that regularly breed in the high country above 600 metres, from Goulburn in New South Wales down to the hills outside Melbourne, Victoria.

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9781157518167 | General Books, November 24, 2010, cover price $7.90

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Product Description: Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for functional design in nature. Avian Architecture describes how birds design, engineer, and build their nests, deconstructing all types of nests found around the world using architectural blueprints and detailed descriptions of the construction processes and engineering techniques birds use...read more

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9780691148496, titled "Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer, & Build" | Princeton Univ Pr, May 16, 2011, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for functional design in nature.

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Product Description: The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual organisms can practice the phenomenon differently, and birds deploy unique patterns of movement over particular segments of time...read more

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9780231146784 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 11, 2013, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis.

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Product Description: As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists are increasingly studying the effect this has on wildlife. Birds are particularly good model systems since their life history, behaviour, and physiology are especially influenced by directly measurable environmental factors such as light and sound pollution...read more
By Henrik Brumm (editor) and Diego Gil (editor)

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9780199661589 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 14, 2014, cover price $63.00 | About this edition: As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists are increasingly studying the effect this has on wildlife.

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Product Description: As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists are increasingly studying the effect this has on wildlife. Birds are particularly good model systems since their life history, behaviour, and physiology are especially influenced by directly measurable environmental factors such as light and sound pollution...read more
By Henrik Brumm (editor) and Diego Gil (editor)

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9780199661572 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 14, 2014, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists are increasingly studying the effect this has on wildlife.

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Product Description: The Backyard Duck Book is a revised edition of Nyiri Murtagh’s popular book, For the Love of Ducks, now including color photographs of the duck breeds. It covers all aspects of duck husbandry, from selecting a breed and buying ducks to housing, breeding, feeding and health...read more

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9780643106512 | Revised edition (Csiro, October 30, 2012), cover price $41.95 | About this edition: The Backyard Duck Book is a revised edition of Nyiri Murtagh’s popular book, For the Love of Ducks, now including color photographs of the duck breeds.

By Phil Schempf (editor)

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9780888396952 | Hancock House Pub Ltd, August 30, 2010, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: A comprehensive introduction to the elusive barn owl. Given their largely nocturnal existence, few of us are lucky enough to glimpse a barn owl. But with the advent of minicams in backyard nesting boxes, birdwatchers can enjoy real-time online viewing of barn owls...read more

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9781554079032 | Firefly Books Ltd, September 8, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A comprehensive introduction to the elusive barn owl.

Britain's Bewick's have been the subject of intensive behavioural study, while their population ecology has provided a similar focus for research. This work tells the story of these birds in detail. It discusses their biology in full, with sections on population and distribution, breeding biology, wintering behaviour, and food and feeding ecology.

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9780713665598 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, July 7, 2006, cover price $99.75 | About this edition: Britain's Bewick's have been the subject of intensive behavioural study, while their population ecology has provided a similar focus for research.

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