Presents a guidebook which provides identification tips, information on behavior and nesting, locator and range maps, and plumage and species classification data on over 990 species of birds found in North America.
Examines more than eighty avian families, including an overview of plumage, behavior, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation, and describes all 962 species, covering identification, similar species, voice, status, and distribution.
Covers more than 150 species of North American birds and includes nearly 300 full-color photos, 150 range maps and 500 additional illustrations, as well as tips on feeding, birdhouses and creating bird-friendly backyard landscapes. Original.
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.
Offers tips and advice for how to improve bird watching skills, from choosing equipment and guides to where to watch and what features to look for when trying to identify a bird.
Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the eastern and central areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.
A field guide to North American birds presents an identification method that uses panoramic illustrations, range maps, and an organization system based on habitat and characteristics.
Rescaled and enlarged, this visual resource offers detailed views of all nine hundred and seventy North American bird species, and includes seven hundred range maps based on the latest science.
A photographic field guide of North American birds provides color photographs of birds in their natural habitat and discusses their physical characteristics, habitats, behaviors, songs, and migration routes.
A must-have for Alaska birders now in its sixth edition, this comprehensive guide provides the most current knowledge about the birds in Alaska.
Featuring an abundance of color photographs, drawings, and maps, this ultimate birding resource is jam-packed with information on more than two hundred species.
A guide to bird watching covers topics ranging from mythology and birdhouses to the work of Audubon and Angry Birds, combining images with trivia, top ten lists, and bird watching guidelines.
An easy-to-use field guide written for beginning and intermediate birders. Includes more than 350 stunning color photos and detailed profiles of 295 bird species most likely to be found in Kansas. Also offers insider tips on more than two dozen birding hot spots and a handy birding checklist for all state birds.
Presents information about 160 North American bird species, including facts about physical features, voice, habitat, food, and a map indicating the regions in which each species can be found.
Examines the extraordinary plumage, behavior, and conservation successes of all thirty-nine bird of paradise species, and includes images of previously unrepresented birds from remote New Guinea.
Whether you're interested in learning the Latin language or just seeking a deeper understanding of English, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Latin, Third Edition, provides comprehensive information for beginners. A fun alternative to the standard, dusty tomes usually associated with Latin, this book covers basic vocabulary, grammar, and instruction in an easy-to-read, amusing, and approachable format. Included in this revised edition are updated vocabulary lists relevant to today's world, expanded pronunciation guides, and Latin-to-English and English-to-Latin translations. Author Natalie Harwood also presents a workbook chock full of exercises, reading passages, and tools for greater comprehension of the language. Coupled with illustrations and an irreverent writing style, this book is designed to increase the reader's understanding of Latin while maintaining the enjoyment of a language that is more integrated into today's society than most of us realize.
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.
These days fact-checking can seem like a lost art. The Fact Checker's Bible arrives not a moment too soon: it is the first—and essential—guide to the important but increasingly neglected task of checking facts, whatever their source. We are all overwhelmed with information that claims to be factual, but even the most punctilious researcher, writer, and journalist can sometimes get it wrong, so checking facts has become a more pressing task. Now Sarah Harrison Smith, former New Yorker fact checker and currently head of checking for The New York Times Magazine explains exactly how to: *Reading for accuracy *Determine what to check *Research the facts *Assess sources: people, newspapers and magazines, books, the Internet, etc. *Check quotations *Understand the legal liabilities *Look out for and avoid the dangers of plagiarism For everyone from students to journalists to editors, the methods and practices outlined in The Fact Checker’s Bible provide both a standard and a working manual for how to get the facts right. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Seventeen short chapters with engaging narrative and lots of photos with information-packed captions illustrate the mechanisms by which birds produce the characteristic and sometimes brilliant coloration of their feathers and other body parts.