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Birds: A Guide to the Most Familiar American Birds (1949)

by Herbert S. Zim

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Series: Golden Guides (Nature), Golden Nature Guides

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My daughter says when I get to Heaven it will be full of birds and wildflowers, and I will know all their names. That is why I collect books like this. Zim's book was my first and favorite nature guide. ( )
  MerryMary | Feb 28, 2007 |
This is a good intro guide to bird species around the US. I got this book in elementary school at a book fair, and I still use it! Very helpful, with great pictures. Well-organized, easy to use. It doesn't have as extensive a listing as some guides, but would be perfect for the casual backyard birdwatcher. ( )
  stefrand | Oct 2, 2006 |
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Herbert S. Zimprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gabrielson, Ira N.Authormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irving, James GordonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Foreword (1987): This book pictures in full color 129 of the most familiar American birds.
Foreword: (2001) For more than a generation this book, along with other Golden Guides, has introduced thousands of children and adults to the diversity of the natural world.
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Also published as Birds: a guide to familiar birds of North America.
This is NOT the same work as Birds of North America which is almost twice as long.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307240533, Paperback)

After describing the parts of a bird, the book has a table of contents which is also a quick reference list for bird classification. Maps give the location of the area in which the bird is found.

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Pictures 129 common birds, identifying their flight ranges, size, and appearance. Includes a table listing migration dates and nesting and feeding habits.

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