|Feathers: A Beautiful Look at a Bird's Most Unique Feature (Nature Appreciation)|
by Stan Tekiela (Author)
Feathers―possibly the most amazing body covering in the entire animal kingdom. No other covering does all that feathers do. From the delicate down feathers that keep birds warm to the sturdy flight feathers that allow birds to soar, these marvelous structures are something to admire. This coffee-table book is filled with more than 230 stunning, one-of-a-kind pictures by award-winning photographer Stan Tekiela, and it promises to delight as it walks you through the world of feathers. How do...
|Animal Skulls: A Guide to North American Species|
by Mark Elbroch (Author)
Comprehensive guide to the animals of North America Fully illustrated with drawings and photographs User-friendly format makes comparing species easy
This uniquely thorough reference and guidebook offers illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of some 275 animal species found throughout North America. The skull--the collection of bones that house and protect a creature's brain and sensory organs--is the key anatomical feature used to identify an animal and understand...
|Bird Tracks & Sign : A Guide to North American Species|
by Mark Elbroch (Author), Eleanor Marks (Author), C. Diane Boretos (Author)
Songbirds, waterfowl, owls, shorebirds, warblers, woodpeckers, nightjars, birds of prey Dozens of feather groups photographed in color
A sighting in the field is just one way birders can identify bird species. Observant nature-lovers can discover what birds are where by examining tracks, trails, and a variety of bird sign: discarded feathers, feeding leftovers and caches, pellets, nests, droppings, and skulls and bones. This fully illustrated guide--the first of its kind for North American...
|Peterson Field Guide: Eastern Birds' Nests|
by Hal H. Harrison (Author), Roger Tory Peterson (Editor), Mada Harrison (Editor), Ned Smith (Editor)
This guide includes the nest and eggs of 285 species found in the 26 states east of the Mississippi River. Descriptions of breeding range and time, habitat, and nests and eggs are enhanced by 222 color photographs.
|Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species|
by Mark Elbroch (Author)
2003 National Outdoor Book Award Winner Detailed track and trail data for 135 species with actual-size track illustrations in one section Scat photos and data for dozens of animals
The most thorough treatment of the subject ever published, this amazing guide brings together clear track and trail illustrations, range maps, and full-color photographs showing feeding signs, scat, tunnels, burrows, bedding areas, remains, and more, to give a wealth of information about hundreds of mammal species...
|Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage|
by Robert Clark (Author), Robert Clark (Photographer), Carl Zimmer (Photographer)
Exquisite images from award-winning National Geographic photographer Robert Clark offer a captivating perspective on the vast beauty and myriad functions of a seemingly simple thing: the bird feather. Each detailed close-up is paired with informative text about the utility and evolution of the feather it depicts, making this handsome marriage of art and science the ideal gift for bird lovers, natural history buffs, and photography enthusiasts.
|Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)|
by Paul J. Baicich (Author), J. O. Harrison (Author)
Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, Second Edition provides a thorough, species-by-species guide to the breeding biology of the birds of North America. Some 670 breeding species are described in full, covering the birds of a vast area, from the Arctic to the southern boundary of the continental United States. The main text presents complete basic information on the breeding cycle of each species, summarized in a natural sequence: nest habitat, nest-site, nest...
|Feathers: Not Just for Flying|
by Melissa Stewart (Author), Sarah S. Brannen (Illustrator)
Young naturalists meet sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many uses of feathers. A concise main text highlights how feathers are not just for flying. More curious readers are invited to explore informative sidebars, which underscore specific ways each bird uses its feathers for a variety of practical purposes. A scrapbook design showcases life-size feather illustrations.
|The Book of Eggs: A Life-Size Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World's Bird Species|
by Mark E. Hauber (Author), John Bates (Editor), Barbara Becker (Editor)
From the brilliantly green and glossy eggs of the Elegant Crested Tinamousaid to be among the most beautiful in the worldto the small brown eggs of the house sparrow that makes its nest in a lamppost and the uniformly brown or white chickens’ eggs found by the dozen in any corner grocery, birds’ eggs have inspired countless biologists, ecologists, and ornithologists, as well as artists, from John James Audubon to the contemporary photographer Rosamond Purcell. For scientists, these...
|Peterson Reference Guide to the Behavior of North American Mammals (Peterson Reference Guides)|
by Dr. Mark Elbroch (Author), Kurt Rinehart (Author)
Oftentimes when we glimpse an animal in the wild, we have no idea what we’ve seen. We want to know, and field guides are an ideal aid for identification. But when we want to know more about the lives of these animals—their natural histories, their place in the larger ecological community, and where to look for them in the future—we can turn to Behavior of North American Mammals. This exciting addition to the Peterson Reference Guide series is highly readable and full of...