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Multi-Ethnic Bird Guide of the Sub-Antarctic Forests of South America

Second Edition
By Ricardo Rozzi and collabora...
Apr 2010 Annotation: Freely access the audio files from the book's two CDs located in the UNT Digital Libr...


Birds in Our Imagination and Experience
By Jeremy Mynott
Mar 2009 What draws us to the beauty of a peacock, the flight of an eagle, or the song of a nightingale? W...

The Magic of Birds

By Celia Fisher
Oct 2014 Of all the animals with which we share the planet, few have captured people’s imaginations as tho...

National Birds of the World

By Ron Toft
Dec 2014 Birds are one of the most popular and visible forms of all wildlife and are inextricably linked w...

Birds and Beasts of Ancient Latin America

By Elizabeth P. Benson
Jul 1997 Elizabeth P. Benson provides an engaging overview of the depiction of animals in the pre-Columbia...

Birds Britannia

Why the British Fell in Love with Birds
By Stephen Moss
Mar 2011 Birds and bird lore provide a fascinating window onto our social and cultural history, and can te...

Birds & People

By Cocker, Mark
Aug 2013 There are 10,500 species of bird worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their gloriou...


By Barwell, Graham
Oct 2013 The albatross inspires awe by its remarkable ease in the air and its huge wingspan, as well as th...


An Oral History of Ravens
By Kerry McClusky
Sep 2013 Ravens appear in mythology and folklore the world over. Few other birds have inspired such simult...

Wings in the Desert

A Folk Ornithology of the Northern Pimans
By Rea, Amadeo M.
Aug 2007 There is a common but often unspoken arrogance on the part of outside observers that folk science...


Birds, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and Society
By Sonia Tidemann, Andrew Gosl...
Feb 2010 Indigenous knowledge that embraces ornithology takes in whole social dimensions that are inter-li...

Gifts of the Crow

How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smar...
By John Marzluff, Tony Angell
Feb 2013 CROWS ARE MISCHIEVOUS, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their...

City of Ravens

The Extraordinary History of London, the Tower...
By Boria Sax
Jul 2012 The "valuable . . . charming" (Esther Woolfson) story of the mysterious Tower of London ravens.Ch...

Crow Planet

Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness
By Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Apr 2011 There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both a sign of ecological imbalance and a...


By Boria Sax
Apr 2004 Though people generally do not think of them in such terms, crows are remarkably graceful: from t...