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  • Adults Coloring Book: Koi Fishes

    By Jeff Kaguri

    Our Price: $10.72
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781542372954
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species

    By Marybeth Lima

    Our Price: $39.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780807171370
    • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
    A story of the healing power of birds in the face of life's great challenges is told here in beautiful and heart-wrenching details. Whether you are a bird watcher or not, this captivating story of an emotional journey of love and loss makes us each remember our own vulnerability in this world. It also reminds us of why birds matter, and how a life of bird watching can provide balance, perspective, and new challenges when things get tough.- Erik I. Johnson, Ph.D., National Audubon Society
  • African Grey Parrot Handbook

    By Mattie Sue Athan

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764141409
    • Publisher: BARRON'S
    • Published: June 2009
  • African Raptors

    By Bill Clark

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780713665383
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Alabama Birds

    By Thomas A. Imhof

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399576765
    • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
    • Published: 1962
    Published for the State of Alabama, Department of Conservation, Game and Fish Division.
  • 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.
  • '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: $34.00
    • 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.
  • Alexander Wilson: The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology

    By Edward H. Burtt

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674072558
    • Publisher: Belknap Press
    • Published: May 2013
    Burtt and Davis, Jr bring more evidence to support Scottish poet and labor activist, Alexander Wilson, as the real Father of American Ornithology, not John James Audubon. They include previously unpublished drawings. Wilson was a peripatetic eighteenth-century Scotsman, nature lover, poet, and labor activist, whose political activities precipitated his emigration to America in 1794. He promptly fell in love with North American birds and the wilderness. More bird species are named after him than any other American ornithologist. In his lifetime he traveled 12,000 miles by every manner of transport setting up a network of observers. He discovered new species and wrote myriad accounts of indigenous birds as well as sketched them in their native habitats in a manner unlike traditional biological illustration. His bird poses assisted identification for field guides. Audubon was the most well-know of the naturalists who were inspired by Wilson's work. He authored the first major scientific work to be published in the U.S., the illustrated, nine-volume American Ornithology. Five years before his death, he delivered a copy of American Ornithology to then President Jefferson, who discussed with him the assertion of the Europeans that American flora and fauna were simply degenerate forms of European ones. Wilson died of dysentery in 1813, at the age of 47, having put his mark not only on ornithology, but the study of animal behavior, ecology, and early American literature as well. Coming out on the bicentennial of his death this book represents the first time most of Wilson's drawings and plates have been reproduced. The book is beautifully illustrated with drawings and tables, and includes appendixes, notes, and bibliography. Belknap Press is an imprint of Harvard U. Press. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • All About Birds: A Short Illustrated History of Ornithology

    By Valerie Chansigaud

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691145198
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: March 2010
    Colorful, musical, graceful, easily observed--birds have always fascinated amateur & professional naturalists alike. This richly illustrated book tells the fascinating story of ronithology from ancient times to the present. Filled throughout with paintings, drawings, photographs, & diagrams, many of them in brilliant color. It is a fast-paced chronological account of the personalities & milestones that have shaped this most popualr of sciences--from Aristotle, Audubon, & Darwin to Peterson & Sibley.
  • All Birds Have Anxiety

    By Kathy Hoopmann

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781785921827
    • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    • Published: March 2017
  • All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures

    By Roger Tory Peterson

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618926152
    • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    • Published: November 2007
    Presents the personal narratives and essays of the late naturalist that record his adventures over the course of a lifetime of birding and his experiences traveling the world to observe and record the natural world.
  • All about Backyard Birds: Eastern & Central North America

    By Pedro Fernandes

    Our Price: $14.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781943645046
    • Publisher: Cornell Lab Publishing Group
    • Published: April 2017
  • All about Backyard Birds: Western North America

    By Laura Erickson

    Our Price: $14.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781943645060
    • Publisher: Cornell Lab Publishing Group
    • Published: April 2017
  • All about Your Cockatiel

    By Bradley Viner B. Vet Med Mrcvs

    Our Price: $4.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764110030
    • Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
    • Published: March 1999

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