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The living bird : 100 years of listening to nature / The Cornell Lab of Ornithology ; photography by Gerrit Vyn ; foreword by Barbara Kingsolver ; essays by Scott Weidensaul, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, John W. Fitzpatrick, and Jared Diamond ; additional text from Sandi Doughton, Miyoko Chu, and Dennis Paulson..

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jay Co PL - Portland 598 L785 (Text) 76383000440670 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 598 LIVING (Text) 33946003116170 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594859656
  • ISBN: 1594859655
  • Physical Description: 201 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, [2015]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword: Bird-watching with my Dad / Barbara Kingsolver -- Introduction: How birds can save the world / John W. Fitzpatrick -- Secret lives of birds / Scott Weidensaul -- In the field: among flamingos / Gerrit Vyn -- Profile: Greg Budney, audio recordist -- Inspiration aloft / Lyanda Lynn Haupt -- In the field: a congregation of millions / Gerrit Vyn -- Profile: Shawn Langston, citizen scientist -- Beacons of our planet / John W. Fitzpatrick -- In the field: the world's most imperiled bird / Gerrit Vyn -- Profile: Sara Kaiser, researcher -- Afterword: The coming decades / Jared Diamond -- Future of birds is in our hands.
Summary, etc.:
The Living Bird explores the relationship between birds and people through over 250 images by wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn and thought-provoking essays by some of the world's leading naturalists and bird enthusiasts. The book also marks the 100th anniversary of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Captured in terrain both exotic and familiar--the Yukon Delta, a woods in Arkansas, a remote village in Russia's Arctic, and even urban Seattle--Vyn's remarkable photographs illustrate nearly 100 North American bird species. The exhilaration of migratory Whooping Cranes, the fragility of the endangered Spoon-Billed Sandpiper, and the wide-eyed beauty of Great Horned Owls all come alive on the page. From enjoying backyard Black-capped Chickadees and Yellow Warblers, to wondering over a Pileated Woodpecker, or to admiring the powerful soar of a Gyrfalcon, The Living Bird educates and inspires.
Subject: Birds.

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