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Birds & Birdwatching eBooks

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  • The Bird Way

    a new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent, and think

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, here is a radical examination of the bird way of being and of recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds — how they live and how they think.‘There is the mammal way and there is the bird way.’ This is one scientist’s pithy distinction between mammal brains and bird brains: two ways to make a ... Read more

    $19.57 AUD

  • Bird Bonds

    by Gisela Kaplan ...
    Some Australian native birds become childhood sweethearts and court for years before they get 'married'. Others divorce because of personality clashes and different skill levels. Many negotiate their parenting duties. But how do these personal life events link to long-lasting bonds, long life-spans and exceptional overall intelligence?Professor Gisela Kaplan, an eminent voice in animal behaviour, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Anoraks To Zitting Cisticola

    A whole lot of stuff about birdwatching

    by Sean Dooley ...
    Everything you wanted to know about bird watching but didn't know who to ask (in a convenient A-Z format). Anoraks to Zitting Cisticola is a guide to the secret world of birdwatching. It has all the stuff the real guides don't tell you: how to look cool in binoculars, how not to get stuck with a bird bore, how to start your own bird list, what not to wear, whether birds have penises and so on. ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • H is for Hawk

    A BBC2 Between the Covers pick

    Discover the number one bestselling phenomenon that is a powerful and profound mediation on grief expressed through the trials of training a goshawk.**SELECTED BY CARIAD LLOYD ON BBC TWO'S BETWEEN THE COVERS**As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was struck deeply ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Feather Thief

    Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD'A tale of obsession ... vivid and arresting' The TimesOne summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring, home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world. Once inside, Rist grabbed as many rare bird specimens as he was able to carry before escaping into the darkness.Kirk ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Genius of Birds

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 PEN/E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARDFor decades, people have written off birds as largely witless, driven by instinct and capable of only the simplest mental processes. But this just isn't true.In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence and social smarts. They make complex ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • A Wood of One's Own

    by Ruth Pavey ...
    'Delightful... Pavey writes with warmth and spirit, and brings this space to life' Penelope Lively'Captivating and grounded... If this book was not as much a pleasure to write as it is to read, I'll eat my hat and gardening glove'ObserverAfter years spent living amid the thrum of London, Ruth Pavey yearned to reconnect with the British countryside and she endeavoured to realise her long-held dream ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • The Worst Journey in the World

    series Bybliotech Discovery
    "The Worst Journey in the World" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard is the epic tale of the disastrous "Winter expedition" of the Author and his two companions- Henry Bowers and Dr Edward Wilson - all members of Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition to the South Pole, who attempted a scientific expedition in the midst of the Antarctic Winter - in the coldest temperatures found on Planet Earth.At the behest ... Read more

    $2.49 AUD

  • The Peregrine: The Hill of Summer & Diaries: The Complete Works of J. A. Baker

    by J. A. Baker ...
    J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writingDespite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J A Baker spent a long winter looking and writing about the visitors from the uplands – peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Owls of the Eastern Ice

    The Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl

    The Times Nature Book of the Year 2020Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardA Finalist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award'Remarkable. If only every endangered species had a guardian angel as impassioned, courageous and pragmatic as Jonathan Slaght' Isabella Tree, author of Wilding'Gripping</str... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Wonder of Birds

    What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future

    by Jim Robbins ...
    A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful—and surprising—ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planetOur relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are everywhere and we love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, are our ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Birds of Australia

    A Photographic Guide

    The best photographic field guide to Australia's birdsAustralia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in ... Read more

    $44.87 AUD

  • Vesper Flights

    The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of H is for Hawk

    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**'Thrilling dispatches from a vanishing world' ObserverAnimals don't exist to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.From the bestselling author of H is for Hawk comes Vesper Flights, a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world.He... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition: Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

    Reissue of J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing, with an exclusive new afterword by Robert Macfarlane.J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published in 1967. Greeted with acclaim, it went on to win the Duff Cooper Prize, the pre-eminent literary prize of the time. Luminaries such as Ted Hughes, Barry Lopez and Andrew Motion have cited it ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of European Birds: An Essential Guide To Birds Of Europe (Mobi Reference)

    The Encyclopedia of European Birds describes and illustrates over 1,000 birds. With Over 30,000 color photographs, this encyclopedia is for every birder from the novice to the experienced observer.FEATURES:- Information about each European Bird. - Over 30,000 color photographs. - Intuitive navigation: navigate from Table of Contents or search for words or phrases. - Includes list of birds by ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Bird Therapy

    by Joe Harkness ...
    Longlisted for the 2020 **Wainwright Prize'I can't remember the last book I read that I could say with absolute assurance would save lives. But this one will' Chris Packham**'Fabulously direct and truthful, filled with energy but devoid of self-pity . . . I was impressed and enchanted. Highly recommended' Stephen Fry'Succeeds – triumphantly – in articulating with great honesty what it is like to ... Read more

    $2.92 AUD

  • Birds Art Life Death: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant

    by Kyo Maclear ...
    ‘Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by everything in my care, I look for a little sky. There are always birds flying back and forth, city birds flitting around our human edges, singing their songs.’One winter, Kyo Maclear became unmoored. Her father had recently fallen ill and she suddenly found herself lost for ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Featherhood

    'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman

    'One of the best books I have ever read. Incredibly moving' Elton John'I cant recommend it too highly' Helen Macdonald'Ranks among the best modern coming-of-age memoirs' Sunday Times'Where Helen Macdonald's H Is For Hawk meets Gerald Durrell's My Family And Other Animals ... Remarkable' Daily Mail'Beautiful, wise, compassionate and powerful' Isabel... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Birds at my Table

    Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

    by Darryl Jones ...
    Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers, scatter the crumbs or seeds, or leave the picnic scraps behind for the birds.Here, Jones takes us on a wild flight through the history of bird feeding as he ponders this odd but seriously popular form of interaction between humans and wild animals. Jones digs ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Sibley's Birding Basics

    From the renowned author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds, a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to identifying birds in the field. Sibley's Birding Basics is an essential companion for birders of all skill and experience levels.With Sibley as your guide, learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you. When you ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Birds

    Who they are and what they do

    by Colin Tudge ...
    All animals are equal - but some, as George Orwell said, are more equal than others, and birds, most people would surely agree, are in the very first rank. They can do almost everything that mammals can do - and more. By mastering flight, they have a way of living that encompasses the whole world. In The Secret Life of Birds, Colin Tudge explores the life of birds, all around the globe. From the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Trees And Shrubs: An Essential Guide To Trees And Shrubs Of The World (Mobi Reference)

    The Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs describes and illustrates over 2,000 varieties. With Over 30,000 color photographs, this encyclopedia is for every naturalist from the novice to the experienced observer.FEATURES:- Information about over 2,000 trees and shrubs. - Over 30,000 color photographs. - Intuitive navigation: navigate from Table of Contents or search for words or phrases. - List of all ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Regional Field Guide to Birds

    South-east Coast and Ranges

    Practical, portable and easy to use, these fully illustrated regional pocket field guides are the ideal companion for all experienced and beginner birdwatchers in Australia.the Pizzey & Knight regional birding guides are easy to use, handy and portable field guides for beginner and experienced birdwatchers alike. Designed to complement Australia's best-selling tHE FIELD GUIIDE tO tHE BIRDS OF ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Gifts of the Crow

    How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

    Stan Coren’s groundbreaking The Intelligence of Dogs meets Bernd Heinrich’s classic Mind of the Raven in this astonishing, beautifully illustrated look at the uncanny intelligence and emotions of crows.Playful, social, and passionate, crows have brains that are huge for their body size, which allows them to think, plan, and reconsider their actions. They also exhibit an avian kind of eloquence, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD