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  • 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond

    By Sharon Stiteler

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780762447343
    • Publisher: Running Press
    • Published: April 2013
    A delightful and irreverent guide for bird watching, this guide is chock-full of color photographs, tips, and fun facts.
  • The 1826 Journal of John James Audubon

    By Alice Ford

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780896596894
    • Publisher: Abbeville Press
    • Published: July 1987
  • 40 Years from the Brink of Extinction

    By John D. Chaney

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781591521617
    • Publisher: Farcountry Press
    • Published: January 2016
  • 500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa

    By Doug Newman

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781431701209
    • Publisher: Intl Pub Marketing
    • Published: October 2013
  • Adventures in Birding: Confessions of a Lister

    By Jean Piatt

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394484426
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1973
    A passionate bird watcher's odyssey in quest of the magic number - 600 North American species seen and identified.
  • African Birds

    By James Kavanagh

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781583550335
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: April 2000
    African Birds is a portable reference guide featuring over 100 species of birds.  This richly illustrated and detailed guide is printed on laminate material and folds for easy handling.   A map of birding areas is provided on the back cover for the vacationer or avian enthusiast, to easily identify each species.
  • African Birds of Prey

    By Leslie Brown

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299046115
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: 1970
    A study of Africa's 89 diurnal raptors and 31 owls.
  • African Grey Parrots

    By Maggie Wright

    Our Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764147418
    • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
    • Published: November 2012
    Among all parrot species, the African Grey is noted for its ability to speak following simple coaching. This book, an updated addition to Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series, advises on all aspects of African Grey health care, caging, training, nutrition, behavior, and more. Written primarily for prospective and inexperienced pet owners, as well as for older children who are learning about responsible pet care, Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals present basic pet care information. The many titles in this series cover all popular dog and cat breeds, bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, aquarium fish varieties, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Each title features approximately 70 color photos and advises on acquiring an animal, housing, feeding, health care--and, where applicable, grooming and training.
  • Albatross

    By Graham Barwell

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781780231914
    • Publisher: Reaktion Books Ltd
    • Published: May 2014
    “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. In Albatross, Graham Barwell goes beyond Coleridge to examine the role the bird plays in the lives of a wide variety of peoples and societies, from the early views of north Atlantic mariners to modern encounters by writers, artists, and filmmakers. Exploring how the bird has been celebrated in proverbs, folk stories, art, and ceremonies, Barwell shows how people marvel at the way the albatross soars through the air, covering awe-inspiring distances with little effort thanks to its impressive wingspan. He surveys the many approaches people have taken to thinking about the albatross over the past two hundred years—from those who devoted their lives to these birds to those who hunted them for food and sport—and discusses its place in the human imagination. Concluding with a reflection on the bird’s changing significance in the modern world, Barwell considers threats to its continued existence and its prospects for the future. With one hundred illustrations from nature, film, and popular culture, Albatross is an absorbing look at these beautiful birds.
  • Alex & Me

    By Irene M. Pepperberg

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9780061734946
    • Publisher: Harperaudio
    • Published: November 2008
  • 'You be good. I love you.' These were the final words of Alex, an African Grey parrot, to his owner, research scientist Irene Pepperberg, beforehis pre-matrure death at 31 on September 6, 2007. Alex had a brain the size of a shelled walnut, yet he could add, sound out words, understand concepts, like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none, and he disproved the widely accepted idea that birds possess no potentials for language or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. This book is the remarkable account of an amazaing, irascible parrot & his best friend over a remarkable thirty-year period. Illus.
  • The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots

    By Irene Pepperberg

    Our Price: $30.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674008069
    • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: April 2002
    Can a parrot understand complex concepts and mean what it says? Since the early 1900s, most studies on animal-human communication have focused on great apes and a few cetacean species. Birds were rarely used in similar studies on the grounds that they were merely talented mimics--that they were, after all, "birdbrains." Experiments performed primarily on pigeons in Skinner boxes demonstrated capacities inferior to those of mammals; these results were thought to reflect the capacities of all birds, despite evidence suggesting that species such as jays, crows, and parrots might be capable of more impressive cognitive feats.Twenty years ago Irene Pepperberg set out to discover whether the results of the pigeon studies necessarily meant that other birds--particularly the large-brained, highly social parrots--were incapable of mastering complex cognitive concepts and the rudiments of referential speech. Her investigation and the bird at its center--a male Grey parrot named Alex--have since become almost as well known as their primate equivalents and no less a subject of fierce debate in the field of animal cognition. This book represents the long-awaited synthesis of the studies constituting one of the landmark experiments in modern comparative psychology.
  • Alex and Me : How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence - and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process

    By Irene M. Pepperberg

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061672477
    • Publisher: Collins
    • Published: November 2008
    When Irene Pepperberg's African Grey parrot died prematurely at age thirty-one, the entire scientific community and millions around the world grieved. That's because this was no ordinary bird. This was Alex, the parrot who showed the world the potential in the hidden world of animal minds. For thirty years, despite dire financial conditions and ridicule, Pepperberg and Alex proved that parrots have the capacity for language and unerstanding, and in that time, the two formed a bond as strong as any relationship. 'Alex and Me' is their captivating story, told by the woman who was there all along.
  • Amazon Parrots

    By Gayle Soucek

    Our Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764143410
    • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
    • Published: October 2010
  • America's Favorite Backyard Birds

    By Kit Harrison

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780671673413
    • Publisher: Fireside / Simon & Schuster
    • Published: April 1989

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