The Princeton Field Guide To Dinosaurs

Author: Gregory S. Paul
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883148
Size: 40.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The best-selling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world. Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images—skeletal drawings, "life" studies, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods. Paul's extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, as well as giving a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now extensively revised and expanded Covers nearly 750 dinosaur species, including scores of newly discovered ones Provides startling new perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Features nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including life studies, scenic views, and skull and muscle drawings Includes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time line Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

Birds Of Maryland Delaware And The District Of Columbia

Author: Bruce M. Beehler
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421427346
Size: 79.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Great Blue Heron wades in the shallows of the Potomac River, scanning for unsuspecting prey. Sunlight turns the water translucent as a small school of fish rises to the water's surface. The heron strikes and moments later is swallowing its quarry—predation in action! This handsome Great Blue Heron is but one of the more than 400 bird species found in Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. It shares the mid-Atlantic with kingfishers, eagles, mergansers, wood warblers, and many more. Exploring backyard birds, birds of prey, and birds of the open ocean, Smithsonian ornithologist Bruce Beehler and premier nature photographer Middleton Evans have crafted a comprehensive volume unparalleled in its beauty and captivating storytelling. Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia invites readers to experience the birds' lives as they live them: where they nest, how they forage, their various behaviors, and the natural environments they need to survive. Beehler offers practical advice on bird-watching, including how to find, attract, and even garden for birds, as well as the best places to see them in season. He also discusses the best birding apps, websites, and gear; provides advice on planning a birding field trip; and recommends ornithological institutions that will help you cultivate a lifelong birding hobby. Finally, Beehler challenges the reader to think about conservation efforts to preserve local bird populations. With striking color photographs of more than 400 species, this book is a bonanza for nature lovers. A wealth of images immerse the reader in the world of these wonderful creatures. Marvel at the majesty of Ospreys, navigate the ocean with storm-petrels, and nest with Mourning Doves, all while learning about the richness of the birds' lives, the complexities of their habits, and how we can help keep their populations vibrant and aloft for generations to come.

Birds Of New Guinea

Author: Thane K. Pratt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400865115
Size: 74.98 MB
Format: PDF
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This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world’s largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates—twice as many as the first edition—and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region. 780 bird species, including 366 found nowhere else 111 stunning color plates, twice the number of the first edition Expanded and updated species accounts provide details on identification, voice, habits, and range 635 range maps Revised classification of birds reflects the latest research

Birds Of The Middle East

Author: Richard Porter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713676027
Size: 72.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The fully revised second edition of this bestselling field guide.

Birds Of Borneo

Author: Susan Myers
Size: 80.42 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Originally published under title: A field guide to the birds of Borneo: Singapore: Talisman, 2009.

Seeds Of Amazonian Plants

Author: Fernando Cornejo
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Size: 52.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 4895
"I believe this guide to be a major contribution to the field of tropical botany. Until now, no such book existed, and the topic is of clear interest and importance to botanists, ecologists, and conservation biologists. This book, with its excellent images of seeds, should be of great use. There are no competitors."--John Kricher, author of "A Neotropical Companion""This is a monumental work. I think of all the seeds I've found on the forest floor that I will be able to learn easily now by leafing through this book."--Rick Condit, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Birds Of Europe

Size: 71.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Covers more than seven hundred birds found in Europe, with color illustrations, detailed species accounts, and distribution maps.

The Encyclopedia Of Birds

Author: Facts on File, Inc. Staff
Size: 12.19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 7053
Thousands of species of birds are known to live throughout the world. Some make their home in aeries high in the mountains; many others fly from tree to tree in temperate or tropical forests; and still others glide above shifting desert sand dunes. Then there are the birds, such as ostriches and penguins, that do not fly but instead run across land or swim in the oceans. The Encyclopedia of Birds details various aspects of these amazing creatures' lives and provides insight into humans' fascination, and complicated relationship, with birds of all kinds. This full-color, six-volume set presents a comprehensive look at the world's most interesting birds, showing their extreme diversity as well as common features including wings, feathers, and hollow bones. Highly illustrated with more than 1,200 full-color photographs of birds in the wild and outstanding diagrams, this valuable reference offers concise, clearly organized information on birds, including physical features, diet, distribution, behavior, habitat, and more. A useful resource for students, researchers, and bird lovers alike, The Encyclopedia of Birds helps readers understand and appreciate these important, and in some cases endangered, life-forms. Coverage includes: African Harrier Hawk Arctic Tern Black-billed Magpie Burrowing Owl Carrion Crow Emperor Penguin Emu Graylag Goose Great Horned Owl Great Spotted Woodpecker Great White Pelican Greater Roadrunner Green Jay Hooded Vulture Laughing Kookaburra Rainbow Bee-eater Red-billed Quelea Razorbill Ruby-throated Hummingbird Sacred Ibis Snow Bunting Spotted Nutcracker Tawny Frogmouth Turtle Dove White Stork Wild Turkey and many more.