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What it's like to be a bird : from flying to nesting, eating to singing - What birds are doing, and why / written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley.

Sibley, David, 1961- (author,, illustrator.).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

7 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 589 SIBLEY (Text) 34706001669300 Non-Fiction 500-599 Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 598 SIBLEY (Text) 34304000967796 Adult - Nonfiction Checked out 07/17/2020
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville Q 598 Sib (Text) 32604000206968 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Checked out 07/20/2020
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 598 SIBLEY (Text) 34330513483033 Adult - New Non-Fiction In process -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/NON-FIC (Text) NCSTL9780307957894 On Order On order -
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley 598 SIBLEY DAVID (Text) 30402004755643 NEW NON-FICTION Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting ON ORDER (Text) WHTNG9780307957894 On order On order -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial ZIONS53410 (Text) ZIONS53410 New Books . 2nd Floor On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307957894 :
  • ISBN: 0307957896 :
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-203).
Summary, etc.:
The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why"Can birds smell?" "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" "Do robins 'hear' worms?" In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds--blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees--it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults--including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes--it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds.--Amazon
Subject: Birds > Popular works.
Birds > Pictorial works.
Birds > Nomenclature (Popular)
ART / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
NATURE / Animals / Birds
NATURE / Birdwatching Guides

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