Collins Bird Guide

Author: Lars Svensson,Peter James Grant,Killian Mullarney,Dan Zetterström

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007113323

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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Collins Bird Guide provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding)."

Collins British Bird Guide

Author: Lars Svensson,Killian Mullarney,Peter J. Grant,Dan Zetterström

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007451241

Category: Birds

Page: 256

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Experience the joy of discovering the natural world around you with this beautiful pocket guide to British birds, an inspiration and treat designed to enthral all nature lovers. This new, abridged edition of the hugely successful Collins Bird Guide is a must for every birdwatcher. The book provides all the information needed to identify any common British species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, and feeding). This is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in birds, whether amateur or expert, and is beautifully packaged to lend itself both as gift or self-purchase.

Der gute Mörder

Thriller

Author: William Shaw

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518751352

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Der Police Sergeant und passionierte Vogelbeobachter William South hat zwei gute Gründe, wieso er nicht in einem Mordfall ermitteln will, der seinen Heimatort erschüttert. Die Zugvögel machen gerade Zwischenhalt an der Küste von Kent. Und er ist selbst ein Mörder. Souths Verbrechen liegt lange zurück und ist nie aufgedeckt worden, er war damals noch ein Kind und lebte in Nordirland. Doch nun scheint ihn die Vergangenheit einzuholen. Als ein Freund von South brutal ermordet aufgefunden wird, ist allzu schnell der Täter ausgemacht: Danny Fraser, ein Landstreicher, der sich anscheinend selbst gerichtet hat. South kennt ihn aus seiner Kindheit und glaubt nicht, dass er der Mörder war. Doch was hat Fraser überhaupt nach Kent verschlagen? An der Seite seiner neuen Vorgesetzten Alexandra Cupidi, einer gerade aus London zugezogenen alleinerziehenden Mutter, sucht South nach den wahren Hintergründen des Mordes. Stets erfüllt von der Angst, dass sein lange gehütetes Geheimnis gelüftet wird.

Collins British Bird Guide (Collins Pocket Guide)

Author: Lars Svensson,Killian Mullarney,Dan Zetterström,Peter J. Grant

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007507726

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3966

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Experience the joy of discovering the natural world around you with this beautiful pocket guide to British birds, an inspiration and treat designed to enthral all nature lovers.

Was fliegt denn da?

der Klassiker ; [alle Vogelarten Europas in 1700 Farbbildern]

Author: Peter H. Barthel,Paschalis Dougalis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783440119297

Category:

Page: 191

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Birdscapes

Birds in Our Imagination and Experience

Author: Jeremy Mynott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691135397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

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What draws us to the beauty of a peacock, the flight of an eagle, or the song of a nightingale? Why are birds so significant in our lives and our sense of the world? And what do our ways of thinking about and experiencing birds tell us about ourselves? Birdscapes is a unique meditation on the variety of human responses to birds, from antiquity to today, and from casual observers to the globe-trotting "twitchers" who sometimes risk life, limb, and marriages simply to add new species to their "life lists." Drawing extensively on literature, history, philosophy, and science, Jeremy Mynott puts his own experiences as a birdwatcher in a rich cultural context. His sources range from the familiar--Thoreau, Keats, Darwin, and Audubon--to the unexpected--Benjamin Franklin, Giacomo Puccini, Oscar Wilde, and Monty Python. Just as unusual are the extensive illustrations, which explore our perceptions and representations of birds through images such as national emblems, women's hats, professional sports logos, and a Christmas biscuit tin, as well as classics of bird art. Each chapter takes up a new theme--from rarity, beauty, and sound to conservation, naming, and symbolism--and is set in a new place, as Mynott travels from his "home patch" in Suffolk, England, to his "away patch" in New York City's Central Park, as well as to Russia, Australia, and Greece. Conversational, playful, and witty, Birdscapes gently leads us to reflect on large questions about our relation to birds and the natural world. It encourages birders to see their pursuits in a broader human context--and it shows nonbirders what they may be missing.

The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

Author: Keith Vinicombe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472905547

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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This book covers difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds, and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information. As well as detailed texts, the books include extensive illustrations of all relevant ages and plumages of the species concerned.

The Hidden Meaning of Birds--A Spiritual Field Guide

Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers

Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 1507210264

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Behold the power of nature with this illustrated field guide to recognizing and understanding the messages that the universe sends us through the birds we see in our daily lives! Birds are all around us—pecking at the sidewalk, perching on a nearby tree branch, flying in the sky above our heads. But do you ever feel like a bird might be trying to connect with you—or even tell you something? The Hidden Meaning of Birds can help you decipher the special message your avian oracle is trying to share. The Hidden Meaning of Birds isn’t just your typical field guide to birds. In addition to a physical description of a variety of common bird species, it also includes the folklore and unique symbolism associated with each to help you understand the changes these mystical creatures want you to make in your life. With this enlightening volume as your inspiration, get ready to reexamine your life from a bird’s eye view—one robin, crow, and hummingbird at a time!

Collins Birds

A Complete Guide to All British and European Species

Author: Dominic Couzens

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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This splendid guide to the birds of Britain and Europe takes you well beyond the information you might find in a field guide. Organized taxonomically, it includes an introduction to each family, with information on food, habitat, eggs, and breeding and nesting behavior. Memorable descriptions and often astonishing facts make even the commonest birds worthy of new attention. A visual feast, Collins Birds features 500 color photographs and more than 1,000 illustrations and maps.

Raptors

A Field Guide to Survey and Monitoring

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780114973216

Category: Bird populations

Page: 300

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Birds of East Asia

Author: Mark Brazil

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408108747

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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This is the first single volume guide ever devoted to the eastern Asian avifauna. The eastern Asian region, centring especially on the major islands off the continental coast (including Japan and Taiwan) and the immediately adjacent areas of the Asian continent from Kamchatka in the north and including the Korean Peninsula are an important centre of endemism. Birds endemic to this region include representatives of many of the major families, from the world's largest eagle - Steller's Sea Eagle - to the tiny Formosan Firecrest. The east Asian continental coast and the offshore islands also form one of the world's major international bird migration routes, especially for waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors, while the east Asian continental mainland itself is home to a wide range of species little known to western ornithologists such as Scaly-sided Merganser, Oriental Stork and Mugimaki Flycatcher. The guide features the most up-to-date text available, which, in conjunction with extensive colour plates throughout, facilitates the field identification of all of the species known from the region. Colour distribution maps enhance the text by providing a visual analysis of the summer, winter and migratory ranges of all species.

The Beauty of Birds

From "Birdscapes: Birds in Our Imagination and Experience"

Author: Jeremy Mynott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400843154

Category: Nature

Page: 43

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Spring returns and with it the birds. But it also brings throngs of birders who emerge, binoculars in hand, to catch a glimpse of a rare or previously unseen species or to simply lay eyes on a particularly fine specimen of a familiar type. In a delightful meditation that unexpectedly ranges from the Volga Delta to Central Park and from Charles Dickens's Hard Times to a 1940s London burlesque show, Jeremy Mynott ponders what makes birds so beautiful and alluring to so many people. Princeton Shorts are brief selections taken from influential Princeton University Press books and produced exclusively in ebook format. Providing unmatched insight into important contemporary issues or timeless passages from classic works of the past, Princeton Shorts enable you to be an instant expert in a world where information is everywhere but quality is at a premium.

Collins Bird Songs and Calls

Author: Geoff Sample

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007339763

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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This second edition of the acclaimed Collins Guide to Bird Songs and Calls includes rerecorded versions of the original habitat CDs - ensuring that they are even clearer, but just as atmospheric - introducing the user to the major bird habitats of britian and the birds that live in them. The new edition also now contains a third CD containing a unique beginner's guide to birdsong in a course of 12 monthly sessions. Covering around 30 of the commonest garden and parkland bird species in the 12 sessions, it also gives an outline of the behavioural context - when the different species sing, why they sing and what is going on in the wider bird community. The group of species featured each month will be chosen for the similarities in their voices and songs; often this will mean birds of the same family. So, for instance, it makes sense to begin with Great Tit and Blue Tit for January - some of the few birds that can be heard this month, but also species with songs built around simple repeated patterns. By introducing a group of similar sounding birds each month - and starting with the easy birds first - this accessible guide will help you to quickly appreciate the wonderful range of bird voices and to discover just what birdsong is all about. A walk in the park will never be the same again.

Die seltensten Bienen der Welt.

Ein Reisebericht

Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256229

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Wenn wir Bienen und Hummeln retten wollen, müssen wir uns auf die Suche nach ihren seltensten Arten begeben. Um zu verstehen, warum sie verschwinden, aber auch, um diese faszinierenden Geschöpfe in Erinnerung zu behalten. Der Biologe Dave Goulson hat sich an ihre pollenbestäubten Fersen geheftet. Egal, ob er den Kampf der Goldenen Patagonischen Hummel gegen invasive Arten beschreibt oder auf den Äußeren Hebriden die letzten Deichhummeln Großbritanniens aufspürt: Immer ist seine Leidenschaft für die Wildbestäuber ansteckend. Und seine Tipps, wie wir in unserer unmittelbaren Umwelt Bienen vor dem Sterben bewahren, machen unbändige Lust darauf, den heimischen Balkon mit Beinwell zu bepflanzen.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Japan

Author: Joseph A. Massey,Koichiro Sonobe,Jane Washburn Robinson

Publisher: Kodansha America

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 8843

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Describes the characteristics and range of Japanese loons, swans, geese, ducks, pelicans, gulls, terns, storks, cranes, sandpipers, hawks, falcons, owls, pigeons, swifts, woodpeckers, larks, swallows, thrushes, and starlings

The North American Bird Guide

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781472909275

Category: Birds

Page: 624

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When the Sibley Guide to Birds was published in 2000, it was an overnight sensation, selling 500,000 copies in its first nine months (more than 1.5million copies have now been sold). It established David Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation's supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, the 'Sibley Guide' became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. It was published in Britain as The North American Bird Guide by Pica Press/Christopher Helm and won Birdwatch magazine's Best Bird Book of the Year award. The 'Sibley Guide' is one of three major North American field guides, and is widely considered by many to be the best of them. This highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new artwork, new and rare species, and a new elegant design. There are hundreds of new paintings and all previously used art has been re-digitised following much modification by David Sibley to reflect the latest information; in addition, there are new maps throughout, new text, larger images and a new higher page count of 624 pages. This important work brings the genius of David Sibley to the world once again in a thoroughly updated and expanded volume that every birder must own. It is set to cement its reputation as the North American equivalent of the Collins Bird Guide.