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  • 10,001 Titillating Tidbits of Avian Trivia

    By Frank S. Todd

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780916251802
    • Publisher: Sunbelt Pubns
    • Published: June 1994
    Bird-lovers will enjoy this fact-filled collection of trivia tidbits. In this comprehensive volume, there is almost no fact about birds - their lives, habits, behavior, dimensions, morphology, anatomy, etc. - that has been omitted.
  • 2013 the Official List of Birds of Costa Rica: La Lista Oficial de Aves de Costa Rica

    By Costa Rican Ornithological Association Scientific Committee

    Our Price: $6.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781481097789
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: November 2012
    This is the official checklist of the Costa Rican Ornithological Association. Updated with the current scientific names and the most recent discoveries, it contains a complete list of 897 species in taxonomic order. All species are identified with Latin, English and Spanish names.
  • 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
  • An Address Book for Naturalists

    By Doris Huestis Speirs

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780920474297
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: September 1983
    Margaret Morse Nice (1883-1974), a distinguished bird-watcher, when commencing to write her autobiography ("Research Is a Passion With Me"), felt it would be a good idea to begin each chapter with an apt quotation. This book contains quotations by Margaret Morse Nice.
  • 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 Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

    By James Kavanagh

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781583550335
    • Publisher: Waterford Press
    • 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 Grey Parrot Handbook

    By Mattie Sue Athan

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764141409
    • Publisher: BARRON'S
    • Published: June 2009
  • African Grey Parrots: Everything about History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior

    By Maggie Wright

    Our Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764147418
    • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
    • 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.
  • Alabama Birds: An Introduction to Familiar Species

    By James Kavanagh

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781583551301
    • Publisher: Waterford Press
    • Published: May 2001
    Alabama Birds is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast. Rich illustrations highlight the most commonly found birds in Alabama.  Laminated for durability, these handy guides are a great resource of portable information.
  • Alaska Birds

    By Kavanagh

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781583551226
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: December 2000
    Alaska Birds is a portable reference guide featuring the most commonly seen birds in Alaska.  This pocket-sized, folding guide is printed on laminate material and can be easily carried in the field.  A state map highlights birding sanctuaries and the colorful illustrations completes this easy-to-access reference.
  • Alaska's Magnificent Eagles

    By Cary Anderson

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566610391
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: December 1997
    Alaska Geographic is an award-winning series that presents the people, places, and wonders of Alaska to the world. Over the past 30 years, Alaska Geographic has earned its reputation as the publication for those who love Alaska. The series boasts more than 100 books to date, featuring communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, animals from bears to dinosaurs, history from the Russian explorers to today, and natural phenomena from the aurora to glaciers. Written by leading experts in their fields, these books are illustrated throughout with world-class photography and include colorful maps for reference.
  • Alberta Trees & Wildflowers: An Introduction to Familiar Species

    By James Kavanagh

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781583555460
    • Publisher: Waterford Press
    • Published: April 2010
    Ideal for outdoor and nature enthusiasts, these pocket-sized, folding guides feature wildlife from a variety of places in the United States and abroad. Inside, more than 140 familiar species of flora and fauna are highlighted, and maps of prominent state-wide botanical sanctuaries are included. Filled with valuable information, these portable handbooks are presented in a simplified format that will interest beginners and experts alike.
  • '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: $32.00
    • 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.

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