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Birds of North America : a guide to field identification
Robbins, Chandler S.
Personal Author:
Revised, updated edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
359 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"All new up-to-date range maps"-- cover.

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library QL681 .R593 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Clarence Library QL681 .R593 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Clearfield Library QL681 .R593 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
City of Tonawanda Library QL681 .R593 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. It's simple with this classic field guide, a treasured favorite among amateur bird lovers and exacting professionals. Recognized as the authority on bird identification, this invaluable resource provides:-All of North America in one volume-Over 800 species and 600 range maps-Arthur Singer's famous illustrations featuring male, female, and juvenile plumage-Sonograms that picture sound for easy song recognition-Migration routes, feeding habits, and characteristic flight patterns-American ornithologists' classifications-Convenient check boxes to record birds you have identified-Color tabs for quick references

Author Notes

Herbert S. Zim was born in 1909 in New York City. He was a naturalist, author, editor and also known as the fonder and editor in chief of the Golden Guides series of nature books. Zim wrote or edited more than one hundred scientific books, and in a thirty-year career teaching in the public schools introduced laboratory instruction into elementary school science. He is best known as the founder in 1945, of the Golden Guides, pocket-size introductions for children to such subjects as fossils, zoology, microscopy, rocks and minerals, codes and secret writings, trees, wildflowers, dinosaurs, navigation and more. He was the sole or co-author for many of the books, which were valued for their clarity, accuracy and attractive presentation helped by the illustrations of James Gordon Irving.

He continued to work on the Golden Guides series until Alzheimer's disease forced him to slow down in the 1990s. He died in 1994 at Plantation Key, Florida.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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