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Title:
Field guide to the birds of North America.
Author:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 1987.
Physical Description:
464 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780870446924
Format :
Book

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Summary

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An extensive guide for anyone interested in birds, complete with description, scientific name, size and range, and a color picture of each bird.


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School Library Journal Review

YA-An excellent choice for both beginning and expert birders. The highly appealing format is arranged by species for easy use, and is complemented by gorgeous illustrations. The readable text provides basic information on families, scientific names, plumage sequences, field marks, measurements, voices, behaviors, and habitats, as well as range maps. Practical tips on buying binoculars and telescopes are an added bonus. This is a natural companion to the regional field guides done by the Audubon Society (Houghton) and Peterson's Guides. National Geographic's volume has the most and the best pictures; Audubon presents the most facts; and Peterson gives additional bits of information that the others ignore. Essential for school and public library collections, Field Guide to the Birds of North America would also make an ideal gift.-Judy Sokoll, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.