´´A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer´s world and its treacherous swamps.´´ --Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: ´´Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he´d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother´s shoulder, and said, ´Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.´´´
´´Rarely does a field guide of this caliber debut as its country´s first. ´´Birds of Chile´´ offers not just perfect field-portability, beautiful and accurate artwork with facing text, and clarity and conciseness throughout: it presents genuinely new scholarship on the field identification of several cryptic and difficult groups, as well as on the modern geographic distribution of Chile´s birds. Those who bird Chile will find the combined brilliance of Jaramillo, Burke, and Beadle indispensable in the field and by the fireside.´´--Ned Brinkley, Editor, ´´North American Birds´´
´What kind of intelligence allows a bird to anticipate the arrival of a distant storm? Or find its way to a place it has never been before, though it may be thousands of miles away? Or precisely imitate the complex songs of hundreds of other species? Or hide tens of thousands of seeds over hundreds of square miles and remember where it put them six months later? Maybe genius is a better word.´ Incredibly informative and beautifully written, Jennifer Ackerman´s The Genius of Birds richly celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures. ´Gloriously provocative and fascinating. The Genius of Birds is at once a book of knowledge but also a work of wonder and an affirmation of the astonishing complexity of our world´ Mark Cocker, author of Birds Britannica, in the Wall Street Journal ´The Genius of Birds isn´t just for experts and enthusiasts on our feathered friends. There are plenty of surprising and curious facts to keep the casual reader pecking at it´ The Times
Brings a educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colorings of both their favorite species and weird and wonderful exotic birds. This title contains 64 illustrated bingo chips, 1 board, 12 bingo cards and brightly colored counters for you to mark up your card.
Wunder der Natur - Die Welt der Vögel - der handliche Bildband für Vogelfreunde Vögel. Die geflügelten Nachkommen der Dinosaurier sind fast Alleskönner. Sie können fliegen, laufen, schwimmen, einige von Ihnen sogar tauchen. Die Natur hat mit den Vögeln Geschöpfe von überwältigender Schönheit und Vielfalt geschaffen. Vom winzigen Kolibri, dem bunt schimmernden Juwel der Lüfte, bis hin zum großen Vogel Strauß, der laufend unglaubliche Geschwindigkeiten erreicht. Von Pinguinen bis zu Papageien, von den eleganten Schwänen bis zu den majestätischen Greifvögeln versammelt dieser wunderschön ausgestattete Bildband faszinierende Aufnahmen von Vögeln auf der ganzen Welt. So sehr diese wunderschönen Bilder uns auch begeistern, so sehr will BIRD STYLES aber auch dafür werben, die gefährdeten Lebensräume dieser einzigartigen Lebewesen zu schützen und zu bewahren. Bird Styles - The World of Birds - a Wonder of Nature
Paul Arimond is an army paramedic based in Afghanistan; it is 2003 and war rages around him. Yet Paul is more troubled by what he has left behind - a permanently brain damaged friend who was injured in a car crash in which Paul was driving. His conscription is in part an attempt to escape his feelings of guilt, but also motivated by a fascination with Ambrosius Arimond, his eighteenth-century ancestor, a traveller and ornithologist who developed a theory of the language of birds. Embroiled in the conflict of war and his own memories, Paul preoccupies himself with bird watching, keeping a diary of his sightings. The Language of Birds is punctuated by lyrical musings on their appearance and behaviour into which Norbert Scheuer deftly weaves passages on the travels of Ambrosius in the late eighteenth century and the stories of those Paul has left behind at home. The result is a sad, meditative novel that poignantly reflects the constant and inescapable presence of the past.