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The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior (original 2001; edition 2009)
by David Allen Sibley (Editor)
The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior by David Allen Sibley (Editor) (2001)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679451234, Hardcover)From the creator of the seminal field guide, The Sibley Guide to Birds, comes another indispensable book for bird watchers. This veritable bible to the world of birds is the collaborative effort of 48 expert birders and biologists, who combine scientific accuracy and detail with an easily readable and well-organized format. How does a tiny chickadee survive subzero temperatures? How do flocks of birds synchronize their flights? How can an albatross cross miles of ocean without flapping its wings? Which bird brains are actually intelligent? It's all here in essays giving an overview of avian evolution, biology, and the aerodynamics of flight and in chapters devoted to the 80 bird families of North America, each one detailing taxonomy, habitats, feeding, breeding, vocalizations, migrations, and more. Concerned about declining populations, Sibley also discusses the conservation status of each species and the factors that threaten them. This fascinating source of information is destined to be a well-thumbed companion. -- Lesley Reed
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:05 -0400)
Designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, the book combines more than 795 of full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologist, This new guide shows how birds live and what they do. Introductory essays outlive the principles if avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, and more. This is an indispensable source of information on the avian life around us.
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