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Sibley's Birding Basics [signed]

Sibley, David Allen

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ISBN 10: 0375709665 / ISBN 13: 9780375709661
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Very Good Plus Soft cover
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154 pages; color illustrations; signed by the author on the title page; some irregular sunning/yellowing to lower margins of the covers and lower spine; no creases; contents clean and bright; binding tight and sound; appearing unread; in very good plus condition. Bookseller Inventory # 001265

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Title: Sibley's Birding Basics [signed]

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: David Allen Sibley

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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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--an essential companion for birders of all skill and experience levels.

The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, turns his attention to the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds, unlocking the clues to their identity.

In 200 beautifully rendered illustrations and 16 essays, this scientifically precise volume distills the essence of Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. Birding Basics reviews how one can get started as a birder--the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field--as well as the basic concepts of bird identification and the variations that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. Sibley also provides critical information on the aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds.

With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf!

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te and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley

The Sibley Guide to Birds
and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity.
To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few ins

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