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Let’s Talk Tails
Letís Talk Tails
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An adorable little Golden Book that helps children figure out which tail belongs to each of their favorite animal friends! The pictures uniquely combine drawings with color photographs, & includes fish, horses, beavers, chameleons, dogs, kangaroos, & peacocks.
For the Birds
For the Birds: A Handy Guide to Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
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Transform the space around your home into a year-round haven for our fine feathered friends with this simple, practical guide from The National Wildlife Federation. Whether you have a fire escape feeder, a courtyard bath, or a country grove, youíll find many handy tips from Anne Halpin, an experienced gardening writer. Learn how to: landscape with plants that offer a natural food supply, nesting materials, & shelter; mix the bird feed your favorite birds like best; protect birds from predators; & create a backyard birding journal. Also includes a list of resources for further information on birds & gardening for birds. Illustrated.
Bless the Beasts
Bless the Beasts: Childrenís Prayers & Poems About Animals
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People have celebrated & blessed the animals around them for their strength, their vitality, & their beauty. This inspirational collection of prayers & poems honors the different ways that animals can touch our lives -- whether through keen observation of a tiny bug, devotion to a beloved pet, or empathy with an immense whale. Thoughtfully gathered & tenderly illustrated, this compilation includes such well-known writers as Carl Sandburg, Robert Louis Stevenson, & Rudyard Kipling -- along with a fresh variety of new voices & a sprinkling of heartfelt words written by children themselves. From gracefully saying good-bye to a furry friend to joyously glorifying creation, these diverse reflections offer something special for every animal lover & every mood.
On Nature
On Nature: Great Writers on the Great Outdoors
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Includes 20 distinguished contemporary writers who have connected with nature & learned why we are inextricably attached to it. In ďAgainst Nature,Ē Joyce Carol Oates explains why writers generally resist nature as a topic. Diane Ackerman swims with a right whale & her calf. John McPhee explores the mystery of the Loch Ness monster & the people who obsess over it. Sherry Simpson looks at the conflict-riddled business of trapping & killing Alaskan wolves. Also, essays by: Mark Doty, Barry Lopez, Vaclav Havel, Bill Bryson, Deborah Archer, Sue Ellen Campbell, Leslie Leyland Fields, John Hales, Hal Herring, Edward Hoagland, Kurt Hoelting, Paul Lindholdt, Leslie Roberts, Lucy Wilson Sherman, & Sandi Wisenberg.
City Kids and City Critters
City Kids and City Critters!: Activities for Urban Explorers
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Will teach city kids science & encourage them to preserve wildlife habitats in their urban environment! Transforms kids into nature detectives & urban explorers. Helps students develop science skills by observing & investigating animals & plants in city habitats. Activities include: setting up feeding stations for birds, bugs, & butterflies, & a kidís journal containing rubbings of natural materials like leaves, tree bark & rocks. Developmentally appropriate activities -- using mostly inexpensive household items -- are presented with clearly stated objectives, themes, materials lists, step-by-step instructions, & explanations of the results or findings. Designed for children in grades 3-6.
Bring Back the Birds
Bring Back the Birds: What You Can Do to Save the Threatened Species
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Your favorite songbirds are disappearing from our forests & meadows at alarming rates. The environmental threats to birds are many. Their breeding habitats are turning into subdivisions. The forests where they winter in Central & South Amer. are being cut. This book includes profiles of 159 species, highlighting their food & habitat needs in both wintering & breeding grounds. Plus, the migratory routes these birds fly are clearly mapped. You will find all the information you need to work for recovery in the following ways: beginning at home; assisting researchers; & taking political action. Also contains exquisite B&W portraits by noted bird artists.
Weeds
Weeds (a portfolio of photographs)
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This stunning volume presents Howard Bjornsonís collection of exquisite photographs of weeds, the free spirits of the natural world. Weeds are the strong & persistent creatures who live in weak circumstances. Bjornson sees their alluring beauty as flowers & plants of surprising color, shape, & texture. The close-up color photos show remarkable details of weeds flowers, stems, & leaves.
Bird Sounds
Bird Sounds: How & Why Birds Sing, Call, Chatter, & Screech
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A thorough & engaging examination of the variety of sounds birds make, from the familiar singing of songbirds to the hammering of woodpeckers to the harsh cacklings of crows. The book explores the latest research & describes both native & exotic bird behavior. Chapters: how birds sing; regional variation & speciation; communication among species; birds named for their sounds; bill rattling, clattering, & snapping; waterfowl, galliformes, & cranes; & woodpecker tapping & drumming. Author Barry Kent MacKay is also an artist who has painted the beautiful, detailed color illustrations of many of the birds he discusses.
Birding for Beginners
Birding for Beginners: A Comprehensive Introduction to Bird Watching
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An informative & accessible introduction to the fascinating world of birdwatching. With black & white illustrations & exquisite four-color photography, this book is the ideal guide to the birding experience. All the essentials for the beginner to enjoy birdwatching are covered: equipment, identification techniques, field guides, optics for birders, birding by Ďearí, & much more. Also valuable are chapters on viewing bird behaviors such as feeding, flight, feather care, nesting, & migration so the birder understands not just what kind of bird it is, but what the bird is doing. In addition, a selection of appendices cover everything from birding organizations to birding publications.
Berry Smudges & Leaf Prints
Berry Smudges & Leaf Prints: Finding & Making Colors From Nature
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Have you ever wondered how people painted, wrote, or drew before there were paints, pencils, or crayons to buy? Their art supplies came from nature. In this unique art book, there are more than a dozen projects to make, all colored with plants & fruits that you can find in yards, parks, gardens, or the produce section of your grocery store. You will discover that green leaves make printed patterns, spinach can be simmered into ink, certain flowers & berries work like paint, & more. Many of the feelings & meanings that colors have for us come from the role they play in nature. Shows the beauty of natureís hues & offers craft projects for each one. For young artists, this is a new way to think about color & to appreciate the outdoors. Color illustrations.
   
 
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