Coat Pocket Bird Book
Author: John Gillette, David Mohrhardt
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (MI)
This book is for birdwatchers who want to know more about 150 common birds of the Great Lakes region than is found in standard field guides. The identification process is organized by size, and there is a discussion of. seasonal plumage changes and family groups.
Presents information about 160 North American bird species, including facts about physical features, voice, habitat, food, and a map indicating the regions in which each species can be found.
Kitchen Table Bird Book
Author: John Ham, David Mohrhardt
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (MI)
An exceptional reference for people who spend much of their time bird-watching at home by looking out windows. The 77 species discussed represent the most common of the small birds that come to feeders, or which land on marsh, lawn, or woodland edges. It offers information on how to attract birds to feeders, discusses plumage changes and offers tips on identification.
Make bird watching in Connecticut even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Connecticut. This book features 120 species of Connecticut birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
Pocket-sized full-color photogrpahic guide to the birds of the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Includes basics of bird watching, regional bird checklist. Designed for beginning and intermediate bird watchers.
Birds of Ohio
Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Make bird watching in Ohio even more enjoyable! With this field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Ohio. This book features 111 species of Ohio birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
Author: Kenn Kaufman
An ornithologist’s account of his youthful, year-long, cross-country birdwatching adventure: “A fascinating memoir of an obsession.” —Booklist At sixteen, Kenn Kaufman dropped out of the high school where he was student council president and hit the road, hitching back and forth across America, from Alaska to Florida, Maine to Mexico. Maybe not all that unusual a thing to do in the seventies, but what Kenn was searching for was a little different: not sex, drugs, God, or even self, but birds. A report of a rare bird would send him hitching nonstop from Pacific to Atlantic and back again. When he was broke he would pick fruit or do odd jobs to earn the fifty dollars or so that would last him for weeks. His goal was to set a record—most North American species seen in a year—but along the way he began to realize that at this breakneck pace he was only looking, not seeing. What had been a game became a quest for a deeper understanding of the natural world. Kingbird Highway is a unique coming-of-age story, combining a lyrical celebration of nature with wild, and sometimes dangerous, adventures, starring a colorful cast of characters.
The untold story of the discovery of the first wonder drug, the men who led the way, and how it changed the modern world The discovery of penicillin in 1928 ushered in a new age in medicine. But it took a team of Oxford scientists headed by Howard Florey and Ernst Chain four more years to develop it as the first antibiotic, and the most important family of drugs in the twentieth century. At once the world was transformed-major bacterial scourges such as blood poisoning and pneumonia, scarlet fever and diphtheria, gonorrhea and syphilis were defeated as penicillin helped to foster not only a medical revolution but a sexual one as well. In his wonderfully engaging book, acclaimed author Eric Lax tells the real story behind the discovery and why it took so long to develop the drug. He reveals the reasons why credit for penicillin was misplaced, and why this astonishing achievement garnered a Nobel Prize but no financial rewards for Alexander Fleming, Florey, and his team. The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat is the compelling story of the passage of medicine from one era to the next and of the eccentric individuals whose participation in this extraordinary accomplishment has, until now, remained largely unknown.
RSPB Pocket Birds
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
New edition of this pocket-sized guide to birds from the experts at the RSPB From the Sandwich Tern to the Short-toed Eagle discover over 320 species of bird found in the UK and Europe with RSPB Pocket Birds. Close-up photographs and notes on distinguishing features will help you identify different species of bird in the field. Learn all about them from their calls and feeding behaviour to nesting habits and habitats. Maps showing regions where each species can be found at what time of year will help you find the birds you are most interested in. Fits easily into a pocket, RSPB Pocket Birds is perfect for taking out in the field.
A Guide to Field Guides
Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.
A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.
A pocket-sized comprehensive field-guide for the neotropical avifaunas. It features texts, maps and illustrations for various birds recorded in Colombia, including offshore islands. Every species is illustrated and various non-pelagic species are mapped.
A specialist title aimed at bird watchers, this handy book contains all the expertise you need to make your bird-watching trip into a rewarding photo session: there is copious advice on equipment, technique and field craft, and a wealth of wonderful photos to inspire you. Finally, a section on the digital darkroom will help you turn your shots into perfect prints.