Sibley's Hummingbirds of North America

Sibley's Hummingbirds of North America

by David Allen Sibley
     
 

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The meticulous paintings of an acclaimed artist and distinguished naturalist are represented in this exceptional collection of hummingbirds. This superb poster replicates breathtakingly detailed illustrations of all 18 of the hummingbird species native to North America. Included in relative, life-size scale are both male and female birds in various stages of

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The meticulous paintings of an acclaimed artist and distinguished naturalist are represented in this exceptional collection of hummingbirds. This superb poster replicates breathtakingly detailed illustrations of all 18 of the hummingbird species native to North America. Included in relative, life-size scale are both male and female birds in various stages of development—adult, subadult, and juvenile birds—to reflect the differences in sizes. From the green violet-ear to the buff-bellied hummingbird, no hummingbird is left out, and birders and nature lovers will be dazzled by the array of species presented here.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Once in a great while, a natural history book changes the way people look at the world. In 1838, John James Audubon’s Birds of America was one . . . in 1934, Roger Tory Peterson produced Field Guide to the Birds . . . now comes The Sibley Guide to Birds."  —New York Times

"Call the Sibley Guide an ecological testament to the majesty of birds in all their variations. I can hardly wait to take this book in hand and go birding with new eyes."  —Terry Tempest Williams

"This wonderful book is comprehensive—erudite—in fact, magnificent, a powerful book that will start a new generation of bird books and birding. It provides triple the educational content over any predecessor. The treatments are innovative and superb."  —Frank Gill, director of science, National Audubon Society

"A wonderful companion volume to David Sibley’s superb bird books, with the same beautifully precise species illustrations and concise, clear descriptions and range maps—altogether an invaluable contribution to our nature literature."  —Peter Matthiessen, author, on The Sibley Guide to Trees

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935380566
Publisher:
Earth Sky + Water, LLC
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
587,779
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Frank Gill
This wonderful book is comprehensive—erudite—in fact, magnificent, a powerful book that will start a new generation of bird books and birding. It provides triple the educational content over any predecessor. The treatments are innovative and superb.--(Frank Gill, director of science, National Audubon Society)
Edward O. Wilson
A beautiful, masterful, and much-needed work that will henceforth be our guide to North American trees.--(Edward O. Wilson, biologist and ecologist, on The Sibley Guide to Trees)

Meet the Author

David Allen Sibley has been watching and drawing birds since 1969 and has traveled throughout North America studying the natural world, both on his own and as a leader of bird-watching tours. He is the author of The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior, The Sibley Guide to BirdsSibley’s Birding Basics, and The Sibley Guide to Trees. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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