Birds of North America

Birds of North America

by Noel Grove
     
 

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This extraordinary collection of more than 200 color photographs by some of America's most renowned nature photographers brings you the rare opportunity to see a wide variety of birds up close and discover more about their lives. In six lavishly illustrated chapters, Birds of North America introduces songbirds, raptors, game birds, "specialists," shorebirds, and… See more details below

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This extraordinary collection of more than 200 color photographs by some of America's most renowned nature photographers brings you the rare opportunity to see a wide variety of birds up close and discover more about their lives. In six lavishly illustrated chapters, Birds of North America introduces songbirds, raptors, game birds, "specialists," shorebirds, and waterbirds. Covering everything from the evolution and anatomy of birds to their nesting and parenting habits, from their place in legend and as symbols of wisdom, courage, and freedom to the environmental threats many face today, Birds of North America is a stunning exploration of a fascinating world.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Grove, a former staff member of National Geographic magazine, here assembles a spectacular collection of 188 color photographs that show birds in remarkable detail. He organizes the text by informal groups: songbirds, raptors, gamebirds, specialists (e.g., hummingbirds and woodpeckers), shore- and water-birds. He offers tidbits of information and lore seldom seen in more conventional books. He tells us that more mourning doves are shot than any other game bird, that a woodpecker's tongue may be four times the length of its bill. Grove discusses the beak adaptations of wading birds and describes how raptors locate and capture prey. The text is lucid, but it is the photographs that capture and hold our attention. (Nov.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
This oversized volume contains more than 200 bird photographs, many full- or double-page, on quality paper. Using informal groupings, such as "Game Birds," Grove (Preserving Eden, LJ 6/1/92) organizes the works of seven noted wildlife photographers into six chapters with an accompanying text. Though not directly related to the photographs, the informative text is filled with interesting tidbits about birds and is fun to read. Photo captions are adequate but lack data regarding season and location-a minor flaw. The raison d'tre for this work is the stunning photography. The birds are captured at their peak of beauty, and the photographers have created a wonderful sense of presence for each picture. Bird and nature lovers will lose themselves in these pages. Highly recommended for general collections.-Frank Reiser, Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883633632
Publisher:
Beaux Arts Editions
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Pages:
252

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