How to know the birds: the art & adventure of birding
Become a better birder with brief portraits of 200 top North American birds. This friendly, relatable book is a celebration of the art, science, and delights of bird-watching.How to Know the Birds introduces a new, holistic approach to bird-watching, by noting how behaviors, settings, and seasonal cycles connect with shape, song, color, gender, age distinctions, and other features traditionally used to identify species. With short essays on 200 observable species, expert author Ted Floyd guides us through a year of becoming a better birder, each species representing another useful lesson: from explaining scientific nomenclature to noting how plumage changes with age, from chronicling migration patterns to noting hatchling habits. Dozens of endearing pencil sketches accompany Floyd's charming prose, making this book a unique blend of narrative and field guide. A pleasure for birders of all ages, this witty book promises solid lessons for the beginner and smiles of recognition for the seasoned nature lover.
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|Grouping Title||how to know the birds the art and adventure of birding|
|Grouping Author||floyd ted|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-27 06:34:36AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-07 04:44:19AM|
|auth_author2||Schmitt, N. John,|
|author||Floyd, Ted, 1968-|
|author2-role||National Geographic Society (U.S.)|
Schmitt, N. John,illustrator.
|detailed_location_arlington||Westover New Nonfiction|
|display_description||"In this elegant narrative, celebrated naturalist Ted Floyd guides you through a year of becoming a better birder. Choosing 200 top avian species to teach key lessons, Floyd introduces a new, holistic approach to bird watching and shows how to use the tools of the 21st century to appreciate the natural world we inhabit together whether city, country or suburbs." -- From book jacket.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Bird watching -- United States|
Birds -- United States -- Nomenclature
|title_display||How to know the birds : the art & adventure of birding|
|title_full||How to know the birds : the art & adventure of birding / Ted Floyd ; illustrations by N. John Schmitt|
|title_short||How to know the birds|
|title_sub||the art & adventure of birding|