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A Field Guide To The Birds Of Brazil

RRP $369.99

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Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now.
The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the full range of bird life in this vast and varied country. The more than 1800 up-to-date accounts treat the Yellow-nosed Albatross to the Sombre Hummingbird, the Ash-throated Gnat-eater to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Nighthawks and Jacamars to Motmots, Puffbirds, and Peppershrikes. They are all here--every species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil--with special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics. The book is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use. Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as well as detailed information on measurement; identifying features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and occurrence, essential for finding and identifying specific birds. From the equatorial North to the tropics, the introductory paragraphs set the stage in describing Brazil's varied biogeography, climate, geomorphology, and natural vegetation. A list of protected areas of Brazil, information on relevant national and international organizations, a bibliography and further references, and an English-Portuguese dictionary of frequently used terms enhance the user-friendly qualities.
Anyone wishing to fully explore the fabulously varied bird life of Brazil will find this light-weight, easy-to-use, attractive guide an invaluable field companion.


Bird Band

RRP $19.95

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Rock Pigeon struts down the street, bopping his head to the music's beat. He's looking for some feathered friends to join his musical band. Discover the characteristics of pigeons, eagles, and all types of birds in this fun song paired with beautiful illustrations. This paperback book comes with CD and online music access.


Happy Birding

RRP $13.99

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Imagine yourself lying in your bed. The morning sun is just peeking through your window. Along with the sun, you hear the melodious song of birds chirping their "good mornings" to each other --- and to you! Have you ever wondered what those birds looked like? Why they are close enough for you to hear? What interesting characteristics they have about them? Bird watching is a sport that has been around for years. In fact, today, bird watching is the second fastest growing hobby in America, bested only by gardening. A whole new language has emerged along with it. Those in the know also refer to bird watching simply as "birding" and the people who do it as "birders."People of all ages enjoy seeking out the birds of their region, watching them in their natural habitat, and enjoying the songs they have to offer. Birds can be fascinating creatures with much to offer those who care to study their lives. Much can be learned from where they roost, how they fly, and what they sing. We can even go so far as to say that watching birds can reveal things about nature and the beauty that exists in nature. Enjoy your ebook "Happy Birding!"


A Song For The Dying

RRP $23.99

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He's back...

Eight years ago, 'The Inside Man' murdered four women and left three more in critical condition - all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. And then the killer just ... disappeared.

Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation, but a lot can change in eight years. His family has been destroyed, his career is in tatters, and one of Oldcastle's most vicious criminals is making sure he spends the rest of his life in prison.

Now a nurse has turned up dead on a patch of waste ground, a plastic doll buried beneath her skin, and it looks as if Ash might finally get a shot at redemption. At earning his freedom. At revenge.

About the Author

Stuart MacBride is the No 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead. The McRae novels have won him the CWA’s Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards. In 2012 Stuart was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Hall of Fame. Stuart’s other works include Halfhead, a near-future thriller, Sawbones, a novella aimed at adult emergent readers, and several short stories.


A Study Of The Incubation Periods Of Birds

RRP $16.99

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Dr. Bergtold bravely attacks a problem which has ever aroused the interest of ornithologists, by assembling all the available facts and theories relating to it. This evidence, with the many attempts which have been made to determine its significance, he weighs carefully, and finally presents his own conclusions.

The authentic incubation periods recorded vary from ten days in the Cowbirds, Bobolinks, certain Warblers and some others, to as many as fifty-six or fifty-eight days in the Emu and sixty days in the Black-eye-browed Albatross.

To account for this wide difference in time is the object of Dr. Bergtold's studies. Lack of satisfactory data concerning many of the factors involved prevent him, he writes, from presenting other than tentative conclusions.

While admitting that the incubation period "is loosely related to the size of the species, and still more loosely to the size of the egg," Dr. Bergtold believes that this period is primarily determined by thetemperature of the bird. The existing information in regard to the temperature of birds indicates that the 'lowest' forms (that is, those most nearly related to their reptilian ancestors) have the lowest temperatures (averaging 100° - 104°) while the 'highest' birds have the highest temperatures (averaging 106° - 110°). Here, apparently, we have a physiologically reasonable explanation of why the higher birds (Thrushes, Warblers, Finches, etc.) have the shortest incubation periods.

Dr. Bergtold has assembled more information concerning this fascinating and important subject than has before been available in a single volume, and his work marks the starting-place for all future investigators of the phenomena he so ably discusses.

-Bird-Lore: An Illustrated Bi-monthly Magazine, Volume 19 [1917]



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