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Owls of the World

Author : Claus König
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Owls are enduringly popular birds, but due to their nocturnal habits most species are difficult to see well. The plumages of many species are cryptic and difficult to separate by plumage alone. This problem is compounded by the different morphs that many adopt. This book fully describes every known species and subspecies of owl, as well as presenting the latest evidence on owl taxonomy, based on DNA work and vocalisations. Because voice is vital in owl identification, much emphasis is placed on it in the book and sonograms are provided for many species. A CD of owl vocalisations will accompany the book.

Owls of the World

Author : James R. Duncan
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Describes 205 species of owls and explores the nature of owls, their place in mythology and culture, and protection efforts.

Owls of the World

Author : Heimo Mikkola
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Owls of the World - a stunning and definitive photographic guide to these charismatic nocturnal birds.

Owls

Author : Claus König
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Many species of owls are difficult to separate by plumage alone; this problem is compunded by the different morphs they adopt. This book fully describes every known species of owl, as well as presenting the latest evidence on owl taxonomy based on DNA evidence and vocalizations. Because voice is vital in owl identification a great deal of emphasis is placed on it.

Owls of the World A Photographic Guide

Author : Heimo Mikkola
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Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you. Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This book contains lavish and spectacular photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 250 species of owls; particular attention is given to subspecific differences, sexing and ageing. The photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. The definitive work on owl identification, no birder's bookshelf should be without it!

Owls of the World

Author : John A. Burton
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Owls of the World

Author : Claus König
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Owls are enduringly popular birds, but due to their nocturnal habits most species are difficult to see well. The plumages of many species are cryptic and difficult to separate by plumage alone. This problem is compounded by the different morphs that many adopt. This book fully describes every known species and subspecies of owl, as well as presenting the latest evidence on owl taxonomy, based on DNA work and vocalisations. Because voice is vital in owl identification, much emphasis is placed on it in the book and sonograms are provided for many species. A CD of owl vocalisations will accompany the book.

Owls of the Eastern Ice

Author : Jonathan C. Slaght
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'A tautly strung adventure ... this book has changed me' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk 'Remarkable. If only every endangered species had a guardian angel as impassioned, courageous and pragmatic as Jonathan Slaght' Isabella Tree, author of Wilding Primorye, a remote forested region near to where Russia, China and North Korea meet in a tangle of barbed wire, is the only place where brown bears, tigers and leopards co-exist. It is also home to one of nature's rarest birds, the Blakiston's fish owl. A chance encounter with this huge, strange bird was to change wildlife researcher Jonathan Slaght's life beyond measure. This is the story of Slaght's quest to safeguard the elusive owl from extinction. During months-long journeys covering thousands of miles, he has pursued it through its forbidding territory. He has spent time with the Russians who struggle on in the harsh conditions of the taiga forest. And he has observed how Russia's logging interests and evolving fortunes present new threats to the owl's survival. Preserving its habitats will secure the forest for future generations, both animal and human - but can this battle be won? Exhilarating and clear-sighted, Owls of the Eastern Ice is an impassioned reflection on our relationship with the natural world, and on what it means to devote one's career to a single pursuit. 'Excellent' The Times 'Gripping' Dave Goulson, author of A Sting in the Tale 'True epic' Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast

Exploring the World of Owls

Author : Tracy C. Read
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Introduces the physical characteristics, behaviors, and family life of owls.

Owls

Author : Paul Sterry
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Examines the physical characteristics, lifestyles, and the hunting and breeding habits of a variety of species of owls.

Beautiful Owls

Author : Marianne Taylor
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The owls, the most mysterious members of the bird kingdom, have long been revered as feathery embodiments of wisdom, as well as admired for their breathtaking beauty. This book nests together some of the most striking examples of stunning strigiformes, from the Mexican Striped to the Abyssinian Eagle Owl, the Sunda Scops to the Burrowing Owl. Stylishly lit and photographed against studio backgrounds, this perfect parliament will have you mesmerised by their elegance, arrested by their gaze. Also included is a succinct introduction to owls, exploring their position at the top of the perch throughout the ages, and reportage photography from conservation centres around the UK.

Owls

Author : Marianne Taylor
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Discover the fascinating and mysterious world of owls with this stunning full-color, encyclopedic visual guide that explores all 225 known species, packed with maps, photographs, illustrations, informative scientific details, and a bonus 35½" x 12" accordion poster illustrated with the true-to-size wing span of the largest owl, overlayed with the wing span of the smallest owl and several owls in-between. Humans have long been fascinated by owls. From prehistoric cave paintings to popular modern children’s stories, these magnificent predators have been seen as harbingers of good fortune and impending disaster, as icons of fear and wisdom, and as the powerful sidekicks of magic-makers, including the beloved Harry Potter. Scientists have faced tremendous challenges trying to document the lives of these solitary, nocturnal, and highly elusive creatures. New species are still being discovered, as are new insights into the habits of even the most familiar varieties. Visually spectacular and authoritative, Owls includes full descriptions and maps of key viewing locations for all 225 owl species in the world, and is illustrated with drawings and stunning full-color images from some of the leading wildlife photographers from around the world which capture these birds’ breathtaking beauty and power. The book also features a special section on the art of hiding—a highly honed skill set of the owl. Throughout, Marianne Taylor provides a wealth of detail on each type of bird’s hunting and breeding behavior, habitat, and conservation. Inside, are dozens of fun facts, such as: Only nineteen of the 225 known species of owls are found in North America; Owls can be found on all continents except Antarctica; Owls, like humans, have binocular vision; Owls cannot turn their eyes, but are able to rotate their heads up to 270 degrees; Owls are carnivorous and are known to eat rodents, small mammals, nocturnal insects, fish, and other birds. Lavishly illustrated and educational, this breathtaking volume is essential for readers interested in natural science, devout birders, professional ornithologists, and all owl lovers.

Owls and Other Birds of Prey

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How do feathers help owls hear? What makes an owl a silent hunter? Which bird of prey flies the fastest? Read this book to find out!

The Hidden Lives of Owls

Author : Leigh Calvez
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In this New York Times bestseller that will appeal to readers of H is for Hawk, a naturalist probes the forest to comprehend the secret lives of owls. Join Leigh Calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in the dead of night. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that’s part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible while exploring the questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Working Bibliography of Owls of the World

Author : Richard J. Clark
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The Complete Book of North American Owls

Author : James R. Duncan
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Presents an introduction to North American owls, listing forty-six species and describing their physical features, hunting behavior, life cycles, territorial calls, habitats, and the human and environmental threats to their existence.

Encyclopfdia of Superstitions Folklore and the Occult Sciences of the World

Author : Cora Linn Daniels
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Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."

Owls

Author : Gail Gibbons
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With an overview of the various types of owls living on most of the continents of the world, a picture book highlights the twenty-one most popular types living in North America with an in-depth review of how they survive in their natural habitat during their different stages of life.

Impossible Owls

Author : Brian Phillips
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'Hilarious, nimble and thoroughly illuminating' Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railway From its opening journey into remote Alaska for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, a quest that culminates on the frozen sea between the United States and Russia, Brian Phillips's Impossible Owls leads us on a kaleidoscopic exploration of contemporary reality. He takes us to a sumo tournament in Japan, where he becomes obsessed with the suicide of a famous writer; to the jungle in India, where he considers the intertwined histories of conservation movements and man-eating tigers; to the studio of a great Russian animator; to a royal tour of the Yukon Teritory with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; and into the weird heart of America, where he visits the gates of Area 51. Exhilarating, moving and insightful, this remarkable debut visits borders both real and imagined, and asks what it means, in our age, to travel to the end of the map.

Sibley s Owls of North America

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Featuring exquisite, to-scale drawings of American owls, this poster contains both male and female depictions of all 19 species native to North America, as well as information on where they can be found. Grouped by region to aid in identification, this beautiful reference exhibits the wide range of owls that inhabit the continent, from the expansive wingspan of the Great Gray Owl to the tiny Elf Owl and the Northern Pygmy-Owl. This impressive and meticulously detailed display is the perfect gift for birdwatchers and Sibley fans everywhere.