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National Geographic Birding Essentials

Author : Jonathan K. Alderfer
ISBN : 1426201354
Genre : Nature
File Size : 55.25 MB
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Offers tips and advice for how to improve bird watching skills, from choosing equipment and guides to where to watch and what features to look for when trying to identify a bird.
Category: Nature

National Geographic Field Guide To The Birds Of Western North America

Author : Jon Dunn
ISBN : 1426203314
Genre : Nature
File Size : 55.41 MB
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A birding guidebook provides identification tips, information on behavior and nesting, six hundred locator and range maps, and new plumage and species classification data on over 750 North American birds found west of the Rocky Mountains.
Category: Nature

National Geographic Field Guide To The Birds Of Eastern North America

Author : Paul Lehman
ISBN : 1426203306
Genre : Nature
File Size : 61.16 MB
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A birding guidebook provides identification tips, information on behavior and nesting, 560 locator and range maps, and new plumage and species classification data on over six hundred North American birds found east of the Rocky Mountains.
Category: Nature

National Geographic Backyard Guide To The Birds Of North America

Author : Jonathan Alderfer
ISBN : 9781426209284
Genre : Nature
File Size : 83.42 MB
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Essential for the millions of Americans who watch and feed birds in their backyards—whether experienced birders or new birding enthusiasts—from the experts at National Geographic and co-author of the popular and perennial best seller Field Guide to the Birds of North America. No matter where you live—in the country, city, a high-rise or house—this handy guide will quench your curiosity about the feathered creatures in your midst. It features 150 of the most common and interesting birds likely to be observed at backyard feeders, nesting nearby or just migrating through. An indispensable visual index of all 150 species appears on the inside front and back laminated covers, making identification a snap. Beginning with Backyard Basics, an easy-to-follow, richly illustrated presentation on observing and identifying birds—with tips on attracting and feeding your favorite birds, birdhouses, and bird-friendly landscapes to entice nesting—the book is full of National Geographic’s iconic field guide images and maps. Core species on everyone’s list—such as robins, woodpeckers, bluebirds and chickadees—are featured in two-page spreads including practical tips with additional imagery. Sidebars captivate with interesting and little known facts.
Category: Nature

Birding At The Bridge

Author : Heather Wolf
ISBN : 9781615193141
Genre : Nature
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Bright lights, big city, and . . . birds? The Brooklyn Bridge once overshadowed a decaying industrial waterfront, but today it points the way to a new green oasis: Brooklyn Bridge Park. When avid birder Heather Wolf moved from tropical Florida to a nearby apartment, she wondered how many species she might see there, and soon came to a surprising realization: Not only is the park filled with an astonishing variety of birds, but the challenges that come with urban birding make them even more fun—and rewarding—to find. Camera in hand, Heather has captured scores of memorable scenes—a European starling pokes its head out of a hole in a snack shop, a marsh wren straddles two branches, common grackle nestlings clamor for food above the basketball courts—in more than 150 stunning photographs that will entrance birders and bird lovers, wherever their local patch may be. From the familiar-but-striking bufflehead duck to the elusive mourning warbler, every species comes to life on the page, foraging, nesting, and soaring in the slice of the city where they’ve made themselves at home. Discover the thrilling adventure of birding in the great outdoors—in the heart of Brooklyn.
Category: Nature

Birds In The Yard Month By Month

Author : Sharon Sorenson
ISBN : 9780811752671
Genre : Nature
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Get to know all the birds that will flock to your yard throughout the year, and how to attract those that need a little extra persuasion to visit.
Category: Nature

A Project Guide To Reptiles Birds

Author : Colleen Kessler
ISBN : 9781612281209
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 58.22 MB
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Scientists have long debated the relationship between birds and reptiles. After all, there are some physical similarities between the species, from the eggs they both lay to the scales that can be found on their bodies. But what about the differences? Birds have feathers and are warm-blooded. Reptiles slither, crawl, and creep and are cold-blooded. Scientists study these similarities and differences by observing and experimenting, and now you can too. Whether you try the experiments and activities in this book for fun or for a science fair project, you’ll get an up-close and personal view of these two incredible types of animals. Are they related? You be the judge!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Digital Nature Photography

Author : John Gerlach
ISBN : 9780240808567
Genre : Photography
File Size : 78.72 MB
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Over 50,000 photographers can't be wrong! John and Barbara Gerlach finally write the book their workshop attendees have been asking for! Digital Nature Photography is a how-to guide for photographers who want to take their work to the next level. Written by professionals with over 20 years experience, the Gerlachs reveal enlightening techniques for shooting nature images in the field. The combination of artistic approach and impeccable technique will help you capture your next great image. ·Learn what equipment works best in the field, and why, as well as tips for superb shots ·Create sharp images at capture with detailed instructions for digital exposure ·Master the three factors that lead to excellent images: technique, subject and situation
Category: Photography

Close Up Photography In Nature

Author : John and Barbara Gerlach
ISBN : 9781135046590
Genre : Photography
File Size : 64.70 MB
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Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or mood of a certain natural light is challenging but often the simple details of a texture or color evade photographers most of all. In Close Up Photography in Nature, best-selling authors and nature photography pros, John and Barbara Gerlach, share the tips and techniques necessary to successfully photograph the beauty all around you. The Gerlachs are celebrated teachers who understand a photographer's mind so they begin this book with a brief overview of the fundamentals before delving into some of the more advanced and unique challenges of close up photography. Topics covered include: advanced flash techniques specific for close up shooting, as well as a discussion on focus stacking strategies and tilt-shift lenses for getting maximum depth-of-field. The Gerlachs also discuss their strategy of mixing flash with natural light when shooting close up, which opens up all sorts of photographic possibilities – opening up shadows, creating shadows, separating the subject from the background, reducing contrast between the subject and the background, improving the color rendition, shooting sharper images, and much more. This book will change the way you see the world as well as the way you share it through your work! the world through your work!
Category: Photography