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  • A Beekeeper's Guide to the Queen Bee - A Collection of Articles on Rearing, Housing and Re-Queening the Hive

    By Various

    Our Price: $36.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781446542712
    • Publisher: Willard Press
    • Published: March 2011
  • A Bird-Finding Guide to Mexico

    By Steve N. G. Howell

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801485817
    • Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates / Cornell University Press
    • Published: January 1999
  • A Birder's Guide to the Chicago Region

    By Lynne Carpenter

    Our Price: $32.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780875805825
    • Publisher: Northern Illinois Univ Pr
    • Published: January 2000
    Identifying more than 250 top sites for birding within a 65-mile radius from downtown Chicago, this useful guide provides maps, directions, and other information essential for discovering the birds of the area in their natural habitats. The most thorough guide of its kind, it covers nineteen counties of the greater Chicago area.A Birder's Guide to the Chicago Region includes detailed descriptions of local habitats and maps that show where to find birds in nearby Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan, as well as Illinois. While providing a wealth of practical information, the guide is enriched with insightful accounts of the natural history and ecology of particular areas.An essential guide for either beginning or experienced birders, this book will appeal to anyone who appreciates nature and wants to learn more about the natural history, ecology, and especially the birds of the Chicago area.
  • A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife

    By Richard Sale

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781770851290
    • Publisher: Firefly Books
    • Published: August 2012
    Chiefly a field guide to Arctic birds and mammals.
  • A Familiar History of Birds of the World

    By Edward Stanley

    Our Price: $31.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781406799057
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: January 2006
  • A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

    By Ber van Perlo

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195301557
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 2009
    Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now. The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the full range of bird life in this vast and varied country. The more than 1800 up-to-date accounts treat the Yellow-nosed Albatross to the Sombre Hummingbird, the Ash-throated Gnat-eater to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Nighthawks and Jacamars to Motmots, Puffbirds, and Peppershrikes. They are all here--every species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil--with special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics. The book is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use. Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as well as detailed information on measurement; identifying features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and occurrence, essential for finding and identifying specific birds. From the equatorial North to the tropics, the introductory paragraphs set the stage in describing Brazil's varied biogeography, climate, geomorphology, and natural vegetation. A list of protected areas of Brazil, information on relevant national and international organizations, a bibliography and further references, and an English-Portuguese dictionary of frequently used terms enhance the user-friendly qualities. Anyone wishing to fully explore the fabulously varied bird life of Brazil will find this light-weight, easy-to-use, attractive guide an invaluable field companion.
  • A Framework for Financing Water Resources Management

    By Not Available

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789264179813
    • Publisher: Renouf Pub Co Ltd
    • Published: August 2012
  • A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

    By F. Gary Stiles

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801496004
    • Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates / Cornell University Press
    • Published: January 1990
    Catalogs the more than 800 species of birds found in Costa Rica, with notes on identification, habits, and distribution
  • A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad & Tobago

    By Richard ffrench

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801473647
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: December 2012
    The third edition of this field guide to 477 bird species found on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago integrates the author's notes made since 1973 and contains 40 new color plates and 35 additional species accounts, covering not only resident species, but also migratory species that visit Trinidad and Tobago. An introduction gives a history of ornithology in Trinidad and Tobago and an overview of the environment, information on the ecology and distribution of species, and notes on breeding and conservation. Each family description summarizes common characteristics, and each for each species, there are notes on habitat and status, range and subspecies, measurements, voice, food, nesting, and behavior. In addition to color illustrations, the book also contains b&w photos of locations and maps. The author was an ornithologist. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina

    By Richard D. Porcher

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781570034381
    • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Pr
    • Published: April 2002
  • A History of the Orchid

    By Merle A. Reinikka

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781604690477
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: November 2008
  • A Natural History of Shells

    By Geerat J. Vermeij

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691001678
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: April 1995
    Geerat Vermeij wrote this "celebration of shells" to share his enthusiasm for these supremely elegant creations and what they can teach us about nature. Most other popular books on shells emphasize the identification of species, but Vermeij uses shells as a way to explore major ideas in biology. How are shells built? How do they work? How did they evolve? With these questions in mind, the author lucidly - and charmingly - demonstrates how shells give us insights into the lives of animals in our own day as well as in the distant geological past.
  • A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia

    By Morten Strange

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804842006
    • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
    • Published: December 2012
  • A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to North America

    By A. J. Downing

    Our Price: $32.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781425561963
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: September 2006
  • A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to North America; With a View to the Improvement of Country Residences ... with

    By A. J. Downing

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781425566647
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Library
    • Published: September 2006

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