The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780679451204

Category: Nature

Page: 431

View: 8151

A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 650 species of birds from east of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views.

Sibley Birds East

Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307957918

Category: Bird watching

Page: 438

View: 952

Color illustrations and color maps on endpapers.

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679451211

Category: Nature

Page: 471

View: 5921

A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 703 species of birds from west of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views.

Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713666571

Category: Bird watching

Page: 431

View: 625

This field guide covers the avifauna of eastern North America using detailed artworks, maps and text. Lighter than the original North American Bird Guide", the book is designed to be suitable for regular field use and has a fully integrated format allowing quick and easy reference. "The ideal identification guide." Birdwatch

The Sibley Guide to Trees

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 426

View: 2808

Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.

Sibley's Common Trees

Broad-leaved Trees of Eastern North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935622000

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 1284

Featuring the most well-known 50 tree species in eastern North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters showcase beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each tree. For ease of comparison and identification, reproductions of similar tree types?from magnolia and birch to oak and ash to maple and elm?are grouped together. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, this informative poster can be used for easy identification of trees found across North America. Printed and packaged using recycled papers, this stunning poster will enhance any tree-lovers' wall.

Sibley's Owls of North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935622086

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 2855

Featuring exquisite, to-scale drawings of American owls, this poster contains both male and female depictions of all 19 species native to North America, as well as information on where they can be found. Grouped by region to aid in identification, this beautiful reference exhibits the wide range of owls that inhabit the continent, from the expansive wingspan of the Great Gray Owl to the tiny Elf Owl and the Northern Pygmy-Owl. This impressive and meticulously detailed display is the perfect gift for birdwatchers and Sibley fans everywhere.

Sibley's Backyard Birds

Eastern North America

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated

ISBN: 9780982510209

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 699

Featuring the top 100 bird species in eastern and western North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters include a selection of beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each bird. Both male and female birds are represented in relative scale, offering birdwatchers the opportunity to view the most common birds at a glance and giving an accurate impression of the differences in sizes. To aid in identification, birds are arranged by type?from blackbirds to woodpeckers to songbirds, and beyond. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, these essential guides can be used for easy identification of backyard birds in North America. These meticulously detailed posters make remarkable additions to any birder's reference collection.

Hawks in Flight

The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors

Author: Pete Dunne,David Allen Sibley,Clay Sutton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395510223

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 1621

Describes the characteristic flight, behavior, and migration pattern for twenty-three species

Così fan tutti

Aurelio Zen ermittelt in Neapel. Kriminalroman. Aurelio Zen ermittelt (5)

Author: Michael Dibdin

Publisher: Unionsverlag

ISBN: 3293308848

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 5629

Polizeikommissar Aurelio Zen lebt im Chaos: Man hat ihn nach Neapel strafversetzt, seine Frau will sich scheiden lassen, und seine Geliebte erwartet ein Kind von ihm. Zu allem Überfluss findet in der Stadt am Vesuv gerade eine politische Säuberungsaktion statt. Zunächst verschwinden dubiose Geschäftsmänner, korrupte Politiker und stadtbekannte Mafiosi spurlos. Und als der Kommissar sich auf die Suche nach den Drahtziehern begibt, gerät er selbst in höchste Lebensgefahr.

Sibley's Ducks, Geese, and Swans of Eastern North America

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Steven m Lewers & Assoc

ISBN: 9781935380139

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 3716

• Comes in shrink-wrapped package of 10 • Laminated, indestructible, beach & waterproof • Instant access to just what you need to know • Written and illustrated by local experts • Perfect for backpack, beach bag, boat, or tacklebox

Sibley's Raptors of North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935622055

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 6957

The majestic raptors of North America are artfully displayed in this premium wall poster. Illustrated by the world's premiere bird artist, this work features illustrations of 32 species of raptors, including the black vulture, the snail kite, the ferruginous hawk, the American kestrel, and the peregrine falcon. Juveniles, adults, and regional populations of each species are shown in relative scale, both perched and in flight?to give the viewer an impression of the differences in sizes. This splendid piece of artwork makes an ideal gift for both birdwatchers interested in identifying raptors and casual observers alike.

Sibley's Backyard Birds of the Upper Midwest

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Steven m Lewers & Assoc

ISBN: 9781935380641

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 8839

Written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley, America's most widely respected bird illustrator and ornithologist, this FoldingGuide offers instant access to just what backyard birdwatchers need to know. 69 land bird species are covered, including multiple illustrations, descriptive captions, size, range, and seasonal presence. The Upper Midwest region includes MIchigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota.

Birdology

30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Birds

Author: Monica Russo,Kevin Byron

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 161374952X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4190

This generously illustrated, full-color book engages young nature enthusiasts in exploring the world of birds. Kids learn that birds can be seen almost anywhere: in city parks and streets, zoos, farms, and backyards. Using "Try This," "Look For," and "Listen For" prompts, Birdology promotes independent observation and analysis, writing and drawing skills, and nature literacy. Kids observe the diversity of shapes, colors, patterns, and behavior of birds; listen for their songs and the clap of wings; make a juice-box feeder; plant flowers that attract hummingbirds; start a birding journal and sketchbook; and much more. Other topics presented in clear, kid-friendly prose include migration, nesting, food, territories, and conservation and preservation. Extensive resources include a glossary, bird orders and scientific names, bird and wildlife organizations, and "Teacher Topics" to initiate classroom discussion and investigation. Monica Russo is the author and illustrator of several children's nature books including Chilly Creatures, Amazing Insects, Watching Nature, and Tree Almanac. She wrote the "Nature Notes" column for southern Maine's Sun Chronicle for many years. She is an experienced birdwatcher and a founding member of the Maine Entomological Society. Kevin Byron is a photographer who specializes in nature, wildlife, and ship images and whose work has appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers including Watching Nature, BirdScope magazine, the New York Times, and the Kennebunk Post. They both live in Kennebunk, Maine.

Vier Fische

Author: Paul Greenberg

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827074746

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8248

Der preisgekrönte Autor und passionierte Angler Paul Greenberg nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise über die Flüsse und Meere dieser Welt und erzählt die Geschichte jener vier Fischarten, die mittlerweile überall die Speisekarten beherrschen: Lachs, Barsch, Kabeljau und Thunfisch. Er besucht norwegische Großfarmen, die jährlich 500 000 Tonnen Lachs produzieren - mit Hilfe genetischer Techniken, die ursprünglich bei der Schafzucht zum Einsatz kamen. In Alaska besichtigt er die einzige Fair-Trade-Fischerei der Welt. Er erklärt, warum die Meerestiere zunehmend mit Quecksilber und anderen Schadstoffen belastet sind, und schildert, wie der Mittelmeerbarsch zu einer global nachgefragten Ware werden konnte. Greenberg stellt viele der Fragen, die immer mehr Menschen beim Anblick einer Speisekarte oder der Tiefkühltruhe unseres Supermarkts beschäftigen: Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Wild-, Zucht- und Biofisch? Welchen Fisch können wir bedenkenlos essen? Was bedeutet Überfischung eigentlich? Lassen sich Fische wirklich domestizieren wie andere Tiere auch, oder sollten wir generell aufhören, Fisch zu essen? Fische, so Greenbergs Fazit, sind unser letztes wirklich ?wildes Nahrungsmittel. Womöglich nicht mehr lange. Nur wenn wir besser verstehen, unter welchen Bedingungen und um welchen Preis Fisch auf unseren Tellern landet, werden wir dem Lebensraum - und der Nahrungsquelle - Meer mit neuer, dringend gebotener Achtung begegnen.

Sibley's Warblers of Eastern North America

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Steven m Lewers & Assoc

ISBN: 9781935380559

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 3698

• Comes in shrink-wrapped package of 10 • Laminated, indestructible, beach & waterproof • Instant access to just what you need to know • Written and illustrated by local experts • Perfect for backpack, beach bag, boat, or tacklebox

Crossroads of the Natural World

Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt

Author: Tom Earnhardt

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960700X

Category: Nature

Page: 328

View: 7935

In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and lifelong conservationist, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire. Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than sixty years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.

The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal

The Secret Lives of Birds of the Southeastern Shore

Author: John Yow

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807882607

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 7625

With his distinctively witty, anecdotal, and disarming voice, John Yow now journeys to the shore and shares his encounters with some of the most familiar and beloved coastal birds. Out of his travels--from North Carolina's Outer Banks, down the Atlantic coast, and westward along the Gulf of Mexico--come colorful accounts of twenty-eight species, from ubiquitous beach birds like sanderlings and laughing gulls to wonders of nature like roseate spoonbills and the American avocets. Along the way, Yow delves deeply into the birds' habits and behaviors, experiencing and relating the fascination that leads many an amateur naturalist to become the most unusual of species--a birder. Seasonally organized chapters explore the improbable, the wonderful, and the amusing aspects of these birds' lives. Yow embellishes his observations with field notes, anecdotes, and stories from some of America's finest naturalists--including John James Audubon, Arthur Cleveland Bent, Rachel Carson, and Peter Matthiessen. Combining the endless fascination of bird life with the pleasure of good reading, The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal is the perfect companion for any nature lover's next trip to the beach.

Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die

Birding Experts Share the World's Geatest Destinations

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120648

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 2778

ItÆs estimated that 50 to 60 million Americans count birding among their hobbies. Some hang feeders in their backyards and accumulate yard lists; others participate in annual ôChristmas Countsö; a select few travel to the ends of the earth in an effort to see every bird in the world. With Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die, Chris Santella takes the best-selling ôFifty Placesö recipe and applies it to this most popular pastime. Santella presents some of the greatest bird-watching venues in the United States and abroad through interviews with prominent birders, from tour leaders and conservationists to ornithologists and academics. Interviewees include ornithologist Kenn Kaufman; David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds; Rose Ann Rowlett, the ômother of modern birdingö; John Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; and Steve McCormick, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. The places vary from the urban (New York CityÆs Central Park) to the mystical (the cloud forests of Triunfo in Chiapas, Mexico) to the extremely remote (the sub-Arctic islands of New Zealand). The book includes 40 gorgeous photographs that capture the vibrancy of our feathered friends, and the beautiful places they call home.