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Birds & Birding

Nature, Science & Environment:Birds & Birding

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1 Audubon, John James; Peterson, Roger Tory Audubon Birds
Abbeville Press 1980 0896590917 / 9780896590915 Soft Cover Very Good + Soft Cover 
In excellent condition; slight bubling of laminant in small area on front cover, else fine. 19 full color plates of Audubon's beautiful artwork, plus an additional 4 large fold-out color plates. 
Price: 6.95 USD

The Psychology of Birds: An Interpretation of Bird Behavior, Burtt, Harold E., PhD.

2 Burtt, Harold E., PhD. The Psychology of Birds: An Interpretation of Bird Behavior
Macmillan New York 1967 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good - Cloth 
Book is clean, boards square. No marks to interior of text; ffep is pasted down to fep - probably from publisher. Bottom front corner worn. Dust jacket has wear, chipping and small tears to top edge. Light soiling to front and wear to bottom edge. Price clipped. 
Price: 6.95 USD

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers;  A Personal  Chronicle of Vanished Birds, Cokinos, Christopher

3 Cokinos, Christopher Hope Is the Thing with Feathers; A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds
Grand Central Publishing New York 2001 0446677493 / 9780446677493 First - First edition Trade Paperback Very Good Trade Paperback 
First Warner Books trade paperback printing. Book is solid and tight; no reading creases to spine. Light soiling to back cover and wear to edges; no marks to interior. "An award-winning nature writer weaves natural history and personal experience into the dramatic story of the last days of six North American bird species. With a compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, Cokino draws on unpublished photographs and documents to make these long-vanished birds come alive." 
Price: 3.95 USD

The American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in the United States; Key Sites for Birds and Birding in All 50 States, Conservancy, American Bird

4 Conservancy, American Bird The American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in the United States; Key Sites for Birds and Birding in All 50 States
Random House New York 2003 0812970365 / 9780812970364 First - First edition Paperback Fine Paperback 
Book is as-new with no flaws. "This offers both bird enthusiasts and conservationists specialized information never before compiled in a single comprehensive volume. This expert resource organizes the United States into 36 ornithologically distinct bird regions, then identifies and describes the 500 sites within these regions. Each site entry includes ornithological highlights, ownership information, a description of habitats and land use, a guide to which species one can expect to find, conservation issues, and visitor information. Full-color maps and illustrations throughout, along with a thorough index, make this book as useful as it is unique, an essential addition to the bird lover's library." 
Price: 12.95 USD

The Life of Birds, Vol. 1 & 2, Dorst, Jean

5 Dorst, Jean The Life of Birds, Vol. 1 & 2
Columbia University Press New York 1974 First - First edition Hardcover Fine very good Hardcover 
Two volume set. Blue-green cloth boards with gilt writing on spine. 12 pages of black and white plates in interior of both volumes. Both books in fine condition: solid, tight and square. No wear or marks. Volume 1 has some wear to edges of dust jacket and slight yellowing; bumping to head of spine. Dust jacket of Vol. 2 has small (> 1/4") chip to top edge; light wear to top and bottom edge; both volumes protected in clear cover. An excellent reference for the birder, naturalist or ornithologist. Dorst offers a reference that is both a biological study of birds, as well as an ecological view on their place in the natural world. Volume 1 focuses on the adaptation of birds to the mechanisms of flight. Volume 2 focuses on how birds adapt to different environments. A beautiful set. 
Price: 49.95 USD

The World of Roger Tory Peterson: An Authorized Biography, Maismith, Grace Devlin John C and

6 Maismith, Grace Devlin John C and The World of Roger Tory Peterson: An Authorized Biography
NY Times Books New York 1977 0812906942 / 9780812906943 First - First edition Hardcover Very Good - very good Hardcover 
Book is clean, tight and square. Book and dust jacket have some water damage - some light discoloration and wrinkling to dust jacket, and boards are very slightly bowed. Interior pages have some some wrinkling from water in a few places. Still a good copy - pictures and plates in text are sharp and in good condition as is text. Contains 16 beautiful color plates of Peterson's painting, and 12 pages of black and white photos of his life. A lovely and fascinating account of Roger Tory Peterson's life. A worthwhile read for birders, naturalists and anyone interested in natural history. 
Price: 6.95 USD

The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck ; A Journey into the Himalayas and Down the Brahmaputra, Nugent, Rory

7 Nugent, Rory The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck ; A Journey into the Himalayas and Down the Brahmaputra
Houghton Mifflin Company 1991 0395669944 / 9780395669945 Paperback Very Good Paperback 
2nd printing. Solid and tight copy with no creasing to spine. Inscription on first title page and some light wear and end splaying to covers. Small remainder mark (red dot) to bottom of text. "Over 50 years after the pink-headed duck was last seen in the wild, Nugent set off for India in search of this rarest of birds. In the tradition of the best travel narratives, he recounts his experiences in such places as Calcutta, Sikkim's Valley of Bliss, Darjeeling, and the Indian wilderness." 
Price: 4.95 USD

Audubon Birds, Peterson, Roger Tory

8 Peterson, Roger Tory Audubon Birds
Cross River Press New York, NY 1980 0896590917 / 9780896590915 Trade Paperback Very Good + Audubon, John James 
Book is in very good condition - clean interior, tight spine. Very light soiling to covers. 'For this volume, the distinguished naturalist and artist Roger Tory Peterson his own favorite Audubon bird prints which have been meticulously reproduced in color. In his lively commentaries, Dr. Peterson describes the birds pictured, their characteristics and habitat and includes the most recent ornithological observations - which sometimes differ from Audubon's.' 
Price: 5.95 USD

Red-Tails in Love  ; A Wildlife Drama in Central Park, Winn, Marie

9 Winn, Marie Red-Tails in Love ; A Wildlife Drama in Central Park
Random House New York 1998 0679758461 / 9780679758464 Trade Paperback Very Good + Trade Paperback 
Book is solid and tight with no creasing to spine; bump to bottom front corner of text with small crease to cover. "The scene of this enchanting (and true) story is the Ramble, an unknown wilderness deep in the heart of New York's fabled Central Park. There an odd and amiable band of nature lovers devote themselves to observing and protecting the park's rich wildlife. When a pair of red-tailed hawks builds a nest atop a Fifth Avenue apartment house across the street from the model-boat pond, Marie Winn and her fellow Regulars are soon transformed into obsessed hawkwatchers. The hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking saga of Pale Male and his mate as they struggle to raise a family in their unprecedented nest site, and the affectionate portrait of the humans who fall under their spell will delight and inspire readers for years to come." 
Price: 4.95 USD


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