Author: Kimball Chen
View: 4462From the barely visible wings of the flightless kiwi to the immense wingspan of the wandering albatross, New Zealand's fragile islandecosystem is home to a diverse array of spectacular birds.Delve into the fascinating world of our feathered friends with author and wildlife photographer Kimball Chen. From intimateportraits of endangered creatures and their glamorous breeding plumage, to dramatic wide angle birdscapes encompassing ruggedsub antarctic habitats, to magical fleeting encounters of birds courting and mating and hatching, Chen's passion for nature shineswith artistic and aesthetic photographs sure to pique a greater appreciation of New Zealand birds.Accompanying this illustrated photographic book is well researched and engaging text that enrich the images' depicted birdbehavior and biology. Discover which native bird's undersides have ultraviolet feathers. What underlies the musical prowess ofbirdsongs, and which New Zealand bird can mimic human speech Why do
Stories in Pictures and Rhyme
Author: Barbara James
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
View: 4824Have you ever wondered what birds might be thinking? Have you ever wondered what birds might be saying? Birds With Words welcomes readers into the imaginative world of what real birds might be thinking or saying if we could communicate in a shared language. The twelve rhyming story poems and artistic photographs bring its feathered characters to life. The birds' laughable antics frequently offer "soft lessons" in the stories' plots and resolutions. A bird identification guide and games to help reinforce bird recognition are found in the final pages.
The Art of Betty Temple Watts
Author: Viola Temple Watts
Publisher: National Library Australia
View: 3474Betty Temple Watts (1901-1992) developed an interest in birds in her early married life while living in Iran and Papua New Guinea. Although she had studied art formally as a nineteen year old, it was not until she was 48, and settled in Melbourne, that she decided to immerse herself in her bird art.Betty spent much of her time practising drawing, but was constantly critical of the results. In spite of her harsh selfjudgement, others had a high opinion of her skill and, in 1952, she received her first commission, going on to provide bird illustrations for numerous publications until she was in her late eighties. The Quintessential Bird allows readers a glimpse into Betty's joyous world of birds. This is followed by the plates, reproduced in full along with 60 close-ups of individual birds.
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
View: 8971Open Sesame Contains Activities, Games, Stories, Experiments And Graph Work Which Make Learning Practical And Enjoyable. Books 1 And 2 Cater To Environmental Studies For Classes 1 And 2. Books 3, 4 And 5 Cover The Science Syllabus For Classes 3, 4 And 5 Respectively.
Author: Richard Crossley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
View: 3162This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or illustrations, this is the first book to feature large, lifelike scenes for each species. These scenes--640 in all--are composed from more than 10,000 of the author's images showing birds in a wide range of views--near and far, from different angles, in various plumages and behaviors, including flight, and in the habitat in which they live. These beautiful compositions show how a bird's appearance changes with distance, and give equal emphasis to characteristics experts use to identify birds: size, structure and shape, behavior, probability, and color. This is the first book to convey all of these features visually--in a single image--and to reinforce them with accurate, concise text. Each scene provides a wealth of detailed visual information that invites and rewards careful study, but the most important identification features can be grasped instantly by anyone. By making identification easier, more accurate, and more fun than ever before, The Crossley ID Guide will completely redefine how its users look at birds. Essential for all birders, it also promises to make new birders of many people who have despaired of using traditional guides. Revolutionary. This book changes field guide design to make you a better birder A picture says a thousand words. The most comprehensive guide: 640 stunning scenes created from 10,000 of the author's photographs Reality birding. Lifelike in-focus scenes show birds in their habitats, from near and far, and in all plumages and behaviors Teaching and reference. The first book to accurately portray all the key identification characteristics: size, shape, behavior, probability, and color Practice makes perfect. An interactive learning experience to sharpen and test field identification skills Bird like the experts. The first book to simplify birding and help you understand how to bird like the best An interactive website--www.crossleybirds.com--includes expanded captions for the plates and species updates
With 107 Bird Illustrations
Author: K. N. Dave
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
View: 5514In his monumental research in ancient sanskrit literature the author has restored gaps in lexicons and removed doubts in the later sanskrit works about the identity of a very large number of birds of the Indian sub-continent. The ancient sages of India were great lovers of nature with keen powers of observation and an extraordinary sensitivity about aninal behaviour. The Vedas Puranas, Epics and Samhitas are full of descriptions of birds, animals and plants but the exact identification of names had got lost or confounded over the centuries.
Key Sites for Birds and Birding in All 50 States
Author: American Bird Conservancy
Publisher: Random House
View: 1817The American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in the United States offers both bird enthusiasts and conservationists specialized information never before compiled in a single comprehensive volume. This expert resource organizes the United States into 36 ornithologically distinct bird regions, then identifies and describes the 500 sites within these regions. Each site entry includes ornithological highlights, ownership information, a description of habitats and land use, a guide to which species one can expect to find, conservation issues, and visitor information.
Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work
Author: National Gallery of Art
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 561Lavishly illustrated with 230 full color images, this family-oriented art resource introduces children ages 7 to 12, as well as their parents and educators, to more than 50 great artists and their work, with corresponding activities and explorations that inspire artistic development, focused looking, and even creative writing. Thematic chapters range from examining portraiture and landscape to playing with space and storytelling. Within each chapter a diverse range of American and European artists, art mediums, and time periods is represented. This treasure trove of artwork from the National Gallery of Art includes, among others, works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Written by museum educators with decades of hands-on experience in both art-making activities and making art relatable to children, the activities include sculpting a clay figure inspired by Edgar Degas; drawing an object from touch alone, inspired by Joan Miro’s experience as an art student; painting a double-sided portrait with one side reflecting physical traits and the other side personality traits, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de' Benci; and creating a story based on a Mary Cassatt painting. Educators, homeschoolers, and families alike will find their creativity sparked by this art extravaganza. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, maintains one of the world's most renowned collections of American and European masterpieces from the thirteenth century to the present. An important component of the National Gallery of Art is its educational mission. This book was written and compiled by the museum's educators and is a collective effort of the Education Division at the National Gallery of Art.