A Guide to Southern Arizona Bird Nests & Eggs

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Southern Arizona is one of the premier birding locations in the United States. A Guide to Southern Arizona Bird Nests & Eggs gives birders, naturalists and visitors to the region information on desert nests in this world-renowned birding hot-spot. Each entry includes Nest Shape and Material, Habitat and Location, Eggs, Possible Builder, Natural History, Diet and Feeding, and Similar Nests. A Guide to Southern Arizona Bird Nests & Eggs is written in a jargon-free, conversational manner. The book includes a number of anecdotal and informational sidebars, as well as 20 finely-rendered illustrations, 43 color egg illustrations, and 32 color photographs of birds and their nests. A nesting dates chart and glossary are also included. Named as one of the "Southwest Books of the Year 2001"

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Pinau Merlin has lived in the desert Southwest for 27 years and in wilderness areas for 14 years. Pinau shares her understanding of nature by leading natural history expeditions in the United States and Mexico, presenting interpretive programs, designing wildlife habitat and nature trails, and working closely with the Desert Museum on various education-related projects. She is the author of numerous articles as well as two other ASDM Press books, A Field Guide to Desert Holes and A Guide to Southern Arizona Bird Nests & Eggs. She was a major contributor for A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert, an award-winning ASDM Press / University of California Press co-publication.

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Kindergarten-Grade 4-Prickly Pete is an anthropomorphic packrat that helps readers explore the desert, determining which pieces of information are true. A question about a plant or animal at the bottom of each spread invites a fact-or-fallacy response. Are javelinas wild desert pigs? Do stink bugs stink? Can a dead rattlesnake bite? After turning the page, readers learn the answer and a little information about the topic. The final spread gives the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Web site and encourages readers to visit it to learn more about the 11 featured plants and animals. The site displays illustrations from the book as well as links to provide a plethora of information on each subject. The conversational text, in concert with its brightly colored, full-page illustrations, will capture the attention of readers with its playful blend of information and silliness and, along the way, dispel fallacies about the desert.
Helen Foster James, University of California at San Diego
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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