Bird by Bird

Instructions on Writing and Life

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird is the bible of writing guides - a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was first published in the United States in the 1990s. Bestselling novelist and memoirist Anne Lamott distils what she's learned over years of trial and error. Beautifully written, wise and immensely helpful, this is the book for all serious writers and writers-to-be.

Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Bird by Bird

A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.

Backyard Birds and Bird Feeding

100 Things to Know

Backyard Birds and Bird Feeding

February is National Bird Feeding Month. Attracting birds to the backyard and observing their lives in the wild has become one of our most popular activities. Join in the fun with this enlightening introduction. What food and feeders work best, what features attract birds, preventing problems, fascinating bird behaviors, getting started as a birder, all are covered here. Expert information in a fun-to-read format.

What Makes a Bird a Bird

What Makes a Bird a Bird

Describes the characteristics birds share with other animals--flight, wings, song, nest building, and egg laying--and the one that is unique to birds alone--feathers.

Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds

A Bird-by-Bird Guide to Favored Plants

Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds

Presents a gardening guide for attracting birds with specific plants, flowers, and bird feeders, detailing each bird's migratory patterns, nesting and foraging habits, and favorite foods.

The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta

The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta

This collection of maps of distribution of breeding birds in Alberta is arranged by order and family. Each map shows evidence of nesting (confirmed, probable, possible, observed) with description and illustration of the bird. Extensive bibliography, index of bird names in English, Latin and French, and list of migrants.

Birds and Bird Lore of Bougainville and the North Solomons

Birds and Bird Lore of Bougainville and the North Solomons

This title describes and illustrates the avifauna of the North Solomons Province of Papua New Guinea. The highlights include 199 full colour photographs and 25 paintings illustrating 142 species. Also includes plumage descriptions and information on voice, habitat status and distribution.

Fifty Common Birds of Oklahoma and the Southern Great Plains

Fifty Common Birds of Oklahoma and the Southern Great Plains

"This book aims at informing readers, in a painless way, about fifty species of common birds of Oklahoma and the Southern Great Plains," says Dr. George Miksch Sutton, noted ornithologist, writer and bird painter. A full-page color plate of a Sutton painting of each bird faces the page of text about that bird. The text itself does not describe the shape and color of the birds in great detail-the color plates do that-but accents the seasonal status of each species in Oklahoma, changes in plumage as the individual bird matures, important food habits, and breeding habits, especially of the species that breed in the area. Not all the birds discussed breed in Oklahoma or inhibit the state the year round. A few are found here only during migration or in winter, but these species are common in much of the state. A treasure of entertainment and information, the book is written not for bird students or ornithologists but for the general reader who appreciates the beauty of our common birds and wants to know more about them.

Birds of Prey

Health and Disease

Birds of Prey

Raptor biology has evolved enormously since the publication of the original edition of this book under the title Veterinary Aspects of Captive Birds of Prey. With the help of leading international experts, John E. Cooper has updated and expanded this classic reference to include all the latest data on the health and diseases of raptors. While still serving the needs of veterinary surgeons who treat birds of prey, Birds of Prey: Health & Disease also appeals to a wide readership of falconers, avian researchers, breeders, rehabilitators and zoo staff. Important changes to this new edition are the inclusion of data on free-living birds, additional material on fractures, pathology, legislation and poisons, and new sections on neonatology, health monitoring, captive-breeding and host-parasite relations. This book reviews all aspects of birds of prey, giving invaluable up-to-date information on diseases and pathology, but also looking at the history of the subject, the origins of terms, the evolution of current thinking and ending with a reliable list of primary references for further reading.