Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

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by Chandler S. Robbins, Herbert Spencer Zim, Bertel Bruun, Arthur B. Singer
     
 

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Brief descriptions and illustrations help to identify 650 species of birds in North America, with information on characteristics, range maps, and song patterns. See more details below

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Brief descriptions and illustrations help to identify 650 species of birds in North America, with information on characteristics, range maps, and song patterns.

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Children's Literature
This classic field guide is complete and compact enough to fit in any backpack or picnic basket. This edition reflects the revisions in bird classifications, changes in scientific and common names, and includes species that were formerly visitors but are now more commonly seen. Range maps have been updated as well. A thorough introduction shows readers how to use the extensive keys, and the bibliography includes more than two dozen authors and other recent guides and handbooks, as well. The typeface is readable and lighter-appearing than in previous editions; illustrations seem rephotographed and lighter in color. A step up in density from the approachable Golden Guide Birds by Zim and Gabrielson (St. Martins, 2001), this guide should be a standard reference for schools and families who wish to know more about birds. An extensive index and a quick reference index are included. 2001, St. Martin's Press, $15.95. Ages 8 up. Reviewer: Susan Hepler
Library Journal
★ 09/01/2013
A de facto third edition, in 1966 this was the first comprehensive guide to rival Peterson's revolutionary book and the first to have illustrations, text, and maps on facing pages. As handy and compact as they come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582380919
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.41(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
1 - 8 Years

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Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

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