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Offering an innovative month-by-month format, a guide for would-be ornithologists explains how to attract a variety of wild birds through every season of the year by transforming one's backyard into a bird oasis, covering every area of bird requirements, from food choices to how to create a range of habitats and shelters.
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Covering 500 species, subspecies and forms of butterflies, this book is a valuable and colorful guide to a remarkable insect group. Stunning images of butterflies, frequently in their natural habitat, complement the author's authoritative text and personal observations of Lepidoptera in the wild. Not only are the adult butterflies illustrated but, in certain instances, the caterpillars are shown as well.
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Traces the life and death of Joe Slowinski, a renowned herpetologist who had been a foremost expert on Asia's venomous snakes, in a profile that documents his work and the final hours of his life after he had been bitten by a krait.
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A rare glimpse into the peculiar world of amphibians and reptiles tells the fascinating history of their pioneering ancestors, the story of the astounding success of these animals, and the profound implications of their uncertain future.
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Despite three centuries of scientific study of this Australian animal, much is still unknown. Grant (Univ. of New South Wales, Australia) offers hypotheses in answer to questions such as how an animal that closes its eyes and ears to dive finds food.
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Offers a compelling portrait of a unique zoo in one of the world's most turbulent regions, the last Palestinian zoo on the edge of the West Bank, and Dr. Sami Kahder, the only zoo veterinarian in the Palestinian territories, who has dedicated his life to protecting the animal inhabitants of the zoo and dreams of building the zoo into one of international caliber.
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The book also gives information on a 2005 search for the ivory-billed in Louisiana, which although it did not produce any photographs did result in a couple of sightings by experienced birders,Steinberg writes. The book provides background information, explores the human impacts on the bird and its bottomland forest habitat, contains interviews with conservation and ornithological experts, and outlines sites where the author believes future searches should take place.
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From hummingbirds to monkey-eating eagles, this book is a celebration of birds, photographed and studied in their natural environments around the world. It explores the bird story: from their origins to bird watching locations, with information on flight, anatomy, feeding, communication, breeding, habitat, migrations and life cycles.
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For country lovers and city-dwellers alike, Elliott presents this wonderful guide to the sounds animals make at night.
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Introduces the sounds produced by crickets, katydids, and cicadas found in eastern and central North America, including a sonagram that gives a visual representation of the sounds and recorded examples of the songs mentioned.
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The best-selling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep pays tribute to one hundred of his favorite animals, offering fascinating profiles and information about the daily lives of dolphins, hummingbirds, dugongs, hippos, kakapos, and other familiar and little-known creatures.
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The author chronicles the adventures of Clara, a three-ton rhinoceros who became the toast of Europe, seen by royalty and ordinary folk alike on a spectacular series of tours across the continent during the mid-eighteenth century.
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Most people conjure up fearful images of mammoth-sized grizzlies with razor-sharp teeth when they think of bears, but In the Company of Wild Bears shows another side to these massive bruins. It melds fascinating real-life humanbear encounters with world-class photography to create a unique experience most readers have only dreamed of. Instead of scaring people out of the woods, In the Company of Wild Bears invites them in to take a closer look at the lives of these incredible beasts.
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This sweeping atlas provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about all six species of great apes--chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and western lowland gorilla.
Encyclopedias
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The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible reference resource for learning about animal behavior.
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"This is a revised and updated edition of one of the most authoritative and comprehensive sources on the world's animals. Similar to the first edition written by noted zoologist Bernard Grzimek and published in 1972, the second edition covers all types of animals in geographic areas around the world. It includes high-quality photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive index to all volumes."-
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