Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the western areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.
Roger Tory Peterson's unique system shows exactly what features to look for to tell one species from another. Peterson Field Guides are designed to work in the field, and every illustration, every word, is directed to that end. For each Field Guide, an author with expertise in the subject and an experienced artist work closely with the editors to ensure that both text and illustrations are accurate. As the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.
Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson's field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson's magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work--a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing--should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.
Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.
In this book, bursting with more information than any field guide could hold, the well-known author and birder Pete Dunne introduces readers to the "Cape May School of Birding." It's an approach to identification that gives equal or more weight to a bird's structure and shape and the observer's overall impression (often called GISS, for General Impression of Size and Shape) than to specific field marks. After determining the most likely possibilities by considering such factors as habitat and season, the birder uses characteristics such as size, shape, color, behavior, flight pattern, and vocalizations to identify a bird. The book provides an arsenal of additional hints and helpful clues to guide a birder when, even after a review of a field guide, the identification still hangs in the balance. This supplement to field guides shares the knowledge and skills that expert birders bring to identification challenges. Birding should be an enjoyable pursuit for beginners and experts alike, and Pete Dunne combines a unique playfulness with the work of identification. Readers will delight in his nicknames for birds, from the Grinning Loon and Clearly the Bathtub Duck to Bronx Petrel and Chicken Garnished with a Slice of Mango and a Dollop of Raspberry Sherbet.
Mein Paradies im Herzen von Kenia Von Kindesbeinen an gilt Daphne Sheldricks ganze Liebe den wilden Tieren Afrikas. Bereits als junge Frau leistet sie wahre Pionierarbeit, als sie unermüdlich kämpft für die Errichtung von Schutzgebieten, doch die große Wende ihres Lebens ereignet sich, als sie David Sheldrick begegnet, dem charismatischen Leiter des Tsavo Nationalparks. Es ist eine leidenschaftliche und tiefe Liebe, die sie verbindet, und sie bleiben unzertrennlich bis zu Davids tragischem und viel zu frühen Tod. Daphne Sheldrick, entschlossen, das Werk ihres Mannes fortzusetzen, gründet eine Rettungsorganisation für verwaiste Elefantenkinder. Ihr Buch legt Zeugnis ab von den unvergleichlichen und zutiefst berührenden Freundschaften zwischen Menschen und Tieren - und ist eine großartige Liebeserklärung an den schwarzen Kontinent.
13 Alben auf Platz 1, 7 Grammys, 5 Kinder, 3 Ehen, 1 Buch Nur drei Musiker weltweit haben als Solokünstler und mit ihrer Band jeweils über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft – Phil Collins ist einer von ihnen. »Another Day in Paradise«, »You Can’t Hurry Love«, »One More Night«, »Sussudio« – große Songs mit großen Geschichten. Mit »In the Air Tonight« etwa hat der Ausnahmemusiker das Ende einer seiner drei Ehen in einen zeitlosen Hit verwandelt. Überhaupt – dieses Leben! Phil Collins erzählt rückhaltlos alles: von einem Filmdreh mit den Beatles, von Sessions mit Eric Clapton, Tina Turner und Adele, von der großen Zeit mit Genesis und davon, wie er auf einer Tournee heiratet, um sich später via Fax wieder scheiden zu lassen – und Jahre darauf gänzlich im Alkohol zu ertrinken. Phänomenale Höhen wie bizarre Tiefen: In diesem Buch ruft jede Zeile: »Take a Look at Me Now!«
Author: Bill Thompson, III
Publisher: For Dummies
Release Date: 1997-10-06
Millions of people worldwide enjoy bird watching; it offers them achance to get back to nature and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.Bird Watching For Dummies covers all the basics of birdwatching, leading you on a guided tour of the gorgeous world ofbirds. From identifying birds by sight and sound to making your own“life list,” you’ll find all the tips and adviceyou need right here. Whether you’ve been bird watching for years oryou’re just starting out, Bird Watching For Dummieshas all your bases covered. It’s full of practical tips andproven advice to make your bird watching experiences as fun andrewarding as possible. It’s your first aid kit for finding,identifying, feeding, and even housing birds. Plus, there’smore: Designing a bird-friendly backyard Purchasing bird feeders, birdhouses, binoculars, clothing, andmore Keeping notes and records of the birds you spot Joining bird clubs, taking field trips, and attending birdfestivals Booking bird watching tours that fit your budget andexpertise Choosing and using field guides You won’t find a more straightforward and reliable birdwatching guide than this one. Written by Bill Thompson III, and thestaff of Bird Watcher’s Digest, it covers everythingfrom backyard bird watching to field trips across the globe. Nomatter what your level of experience, this guide offers everythingyou need for unforgettable bird watching: Tackling pests and other feeder problems Bird-friendly gardening tips Optics and how to use them Birding by habitat and hotspots Songs, calls, and non-vocal identifying sounds Attracting and spotting hummingbirds Understanding the terminology Dressing for success If you need help getting started in your new hobby, oryou’re an old hand who just wants a quick-and-easy reference,Bird Watching For Dummies is the fun and simple way to stayup on all the latest in the world of bird watching. With unbeatableadvice and practical guidance from the experts at BirdWatcher’s Digest, this handy resource is the only birdwatching guide you need. NOTE: Birdwatching For Dummies no longer contains a32 page color insert.