Rettet die Vogelwelt


Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783473461608
Category: Birds
Page: 384
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Peterson Field Guide to Finding Mammals in North America


Author: Vladimir Dinets
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544373278
Category: Nature
Page: 368
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A guide to finding and observing 420 species of North American mammals, including the art of mammal watching, the best locations, and a species-finding guide.

Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean


Author: Scott Weidensaul
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547840039
Category: Owls
Page: 352
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This comprehensive work covering all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, is the newest addition to the trusted Peterson Reference Guide series. Owls are perhaps the most intriguing of all birds -- instantly recognizable and endlessly fascinating. Whether viewed as symbols of wisdom or bad omens, these unusual birds have had a hold on human imagination for millennia. Heard more often than seen, many owls are best identified by vocalizations; this is the only owl guide to include access to a collection of recordings. It is also the only North American owl book to include the Caribbean, covering 39 species of owls, including many little-known tropical species. With detailed information about identification, calls, habitat, nesting, and behavior, this Reference Guide has the most up-to-date information about natural history, biology, ecology, migration, and conservation status. It is heavily illustrated with hundreds of color photos, and includes the most accurate color range maps ever presented, showing breeding, wintering, and migration routes. This is a definitive work, useful for serious birders and ornithologists but accessible for the non-expert.

Birding the Hudson Valley


Author: Kathryn J. Schneider
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512602671
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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Although an estimated four hundred thousand Hudson Valley residents feed, observe, or photograph birds, the vast majority of New Yorkers enjoy their birdwatching activities mostly around the home. Kathryn J. Schneider's engaging site guide provides encouragement for bird enthusiasts to expand their horizons. More than just a collection of bird-finding tips, this book explores Hudson Valley history, ecology, bird biology, and tourism. It describes sites in every county in the region, including farms, grasslands, old fields, wetlands, orchards, city parks, rocky summits, forests, rivers, lakes, and salt marshes. Designed for birders of all levels of skill and interest, this beautifully illustrated book contains explicit directions to more than eighty locations, as well as useful species accounts and hints for finding the valley's most sought-after birds.

Birder's Bible

The Ultimate Bird Watching Reference Guide
Author: Stoeger Publishing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780883172902
Category: Nature
Page: 396
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Stoeger's new 400-page Birder's Bible is a comprehensive guide to the exciting field of birding. In the pages of Birder's Bible you'll find fascinating and informative feature articles by respected experts in the field. Birder's Bible is the most thorough, one-stop source of information on birding with up-to-date specifications and current prices for hundreds of items including bird feeders and feeder accessories, bird food products, birdhouses, birdbaths and ponds, and much more. You'll find a comprehensive listing of birding optics-binoculars, spotting scopes and accessories-and a guide to birding field guides, checklists, life lists, journals, computer software and audio/video products as well. Whether you take to the fields and forests with spotting scope and life list of simply enjoy watching the feeding station in your back yard, you'll find Birder's Bible an indispensable guide, specifically created with the dedicated birder in mind. Key Selling Points Birding is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in North America. Incisive, informative feature articles written by some of the nations leading authorities on birds and birding. Product guide containing information on hundreds of items, ranging from spotting scopes to bird song CDs.

NEST


Author: Esther Ehrlich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3848920778
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Für die elfjährige Naomi »Chirp« Orenstein ist ihr Zuhause auf Cape Cod wie ein kuscheliges warmes Nest - umgeben von weitläufigen Stränden, frischer Seeluft und den schönsten Vögeln. Doch der Tag, an dem bei ihrer Mutter Multiple Sklerose festgestellt wird, ändert alles. Machtlos muss die Familie mitansehen, wie die Krankheit schließlich in einer Tragödie endet. Chirp rinnt das Glück wie Sand durch die Finger. Bis eines Tages Joey, der eigenbrötlerische Nachbarsjunge, auftaucht, der sie auf seine ganz eigene Art daran erinnert, dass Flügel zum Fliegen da sind. Esther Ehrlichs Debüt ist ein Meisterwerk, das eigentlich nur mit einem Taschentuch verkauft werden dürfte!

Bird Watching For Dummies


Author: Bill Thompson, III
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764550409
Category: Nature
Page: 464
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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.

Birdwatching


Author: Judith Dunham
Publisher: Discovery Channel Incorporated
ISBN: 9781563319280
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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This 224-page title is a comprehensive guide to birdwatching in North America, covering everything from bird behaviour to identification techniques. Inspiring essays focus on the top birding destinations in North America, from Quebec to Hawaii and from Florida to Washington State. Practical sections include expert advice on distinguishing between species, migration, equipment and birding on the road, while travel tips list selected travelling, lodging, touring and camping information. The work is lavishly illustrated with more than 250 spectacular photographs as well as 18 specially commissioned maps.

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador
Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Edward L. Chalif
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395975145
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species

Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America


Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Virginia Marie Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547345857
Category: Nature
Page: 456
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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.

In Hovering Flight


Author: Joyce Hinnefeld
Publisher: Unbridled Books
ISBN: 9781936071029
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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At 34, Scarlet Kavanagh has the kind of homecoming no child wishes, a visit back to family and dear friends for the gentle passing of her mother, Addie, a famous bird artist and an even more infamous environmental activist. Though Addie and her husband, ornithologist Tom Kavanagh, have made their life in southeastern Pennsylvania, Addie has chosen to die at the New Jersey home of her dearest friend, Cora. This is because the Kavanagh’s ramshackle cottage is filled with too much history and because, in the last ten years or so, and for reasons that are not entirely clear, even bird song has seemed to make Addie angry, or sad, or both. Now, in their final moments together, Scarlet hopes to put to rest the last tensions that have marked their relationship. Through tender conversations with Cora and Lou, another of Addie’s dear friends, Scarlet slowly comes to peace with her mother’s complicated life. But can she do the same with her own? Scarlet has carried a secret into these foggy days - a secret for Addie, one that involves Cora, too. In its structure and style this novel follows in the tradition of writers like Virginia Woolf, Harriet Doerr, and Carol Shields: musical and dramatic, with myriad stories and voices. But the evocative language of this soaring novel is Hinnefeld’s own.

A Field Guide to Western Birds

A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of Mexico
Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618132188
Category: Nature
Page: 432
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Featuring the unique Peterson Identification System, a guide to more than 1,000 birds from 700 species, including summer and winter ranges, breeding grounds, and other special range data on easy-to-read maps.

Atlas des Vogelzugs

die Wanderungen der Vögel auf unserer Erde
Author: Jonathan Elphick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783258072883
Category:
Page: 176
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Vier Fische


Author: Paul Greenberg
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827074746
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Der preisgekrönte Autor und passionierte Angler Paul Greenberg nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise über die Flüsse und Meere dieser Welt und erzählt die Geschichte jener vier Fischarten, die mittlerweile überall die Speisekarten beherrschen: Lachs, Barsch, Kabeljau und Thunfisch. Er besucht norwegische Großfarmen, die jährlich 500 000 Tonnen Lachs produzieren - mit Hilfe genetischer Techniken, die ursprünglich bei der Schafzucht zum Einsatz kamen. In Alaska besichtigt er die einzige Fair-Trade-Fischerei der Welt. Er erklärt, warum die Meerestiere zunehmend mit Quecksilber und anderen Schadstoffen belastet sind, und schildert, wie der Mittelmeerbarsch zu einer global nachgefragten Ware werden konnte. Greenberg stellt viele der Fragen, die immer mehr Menschen beim Anblick einer Speisekarte oder der Tiefkühltruhe unseres Supermarkts beschäftigen: Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Wild-, Zucht- und Biofisch? Welchen Fisch können wir bedenkenlos essen? Was bedeutet Überfischung eigentlich? Lassen sich Fische wirklich domestizieren wie andere Tiere auch, oder sollten wir generell aufhören, Fisch zu essen? Fische, so Greenbergs Fazit, sind unser letztes wirklich ?wildes Nahrungsmittel. Womöglich nicht mehr lange. Nur wenn wir besser verstehen, unter welchen Bedingungen und um welchen Preis Fisch auf unseren Tellern landet, werden wir dem Lebensraum - und der Nahrungsquelle - Meer mit neuer, dringend gebotener Achtung begegnen.

Von seltenen Vögeln


Author: Anita Albus
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104036969
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 300
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›Von seltenen Vögeln‹: Die Malerin und Schriftstellerin Anita Albus hat einen Vogelthriller geschrieben, ein faszinierendes und bewegendes Buch über ausgestorbene und vom Aussterben bedrohte Vogelarten, in dem sich Naturgeschichte und Kriminalbericht mischen. Malend und schreibend stellt sie überzeugend dar, dass das Aussterben der Arten nicht nur als Naturverlust, sondern, wesentlicher, als Kulturverlust zu beklagen ist, denn mit jeder verlorenen Spezies geht eine »Welt« unter, die sich im menschlichen Geist – in den Künsten, der Mythologie, der Wissenschaft – gespiegelt hat. Spannend und anschaulich, provokant und amüsant, wendet sich dieses Buch sowohl an den wissenschaftlich Interessierten, als auch an den ›naiven‹ Vogelliebhaber. Ein weiterer Meilenstein im erstaunlichen essayistischen Oeuvre von Anita Albus.

Everything Bird Book


Author: Tershia D'Elgin
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781580620611
Category: Nature
Page: 280
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Discusses the evolution, anatomy, and flight of birds with descriptions of species of North American birds, and tips on bird watching and birds as pets