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Bird Songs 250 North American Birds in Song by Les Beletsky
  

Bird Songs 250 North American Birds in Song

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Bird Songs 250 North American Birds in Song by Les Beletsky

Drawing from the collection of the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Songs presents the most notable North American birdsincluding the rediscovered Ivory-billed Woodpeckerin a stunning new format. Renowned bird biologist Les Beletsky provides a succinct description of each of the 250 birds profiled, with an emphasis on their distinctive songs. Lavish full-color illustrations accompany each account, while a sleek, built-in digital audio player holds 250 corresponding songs and calls. In his foreword, North American bird expert and distinguished natural historian Jon L. Dunn shares insights gained from a lifetime of passionate study. Complete with the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information, Bird Songs is the first book to capture the enchantment of these beautiful birds in words, pictures, and song. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, located in Ithaca, New York, is a nonprofit institution focused on birds and whose mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research. The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab is the major source of sound recordings of birds for research, education, conservation, the media, and commercial products.Listen hereTrumpeter SwanLaughing GullEastern Bluebird

Reviews

Bird Songs is a significant new learning device for birdwatchers. By bringing digital audio technology to the printed book, you can relate the songs and calls of those birds you see from the comfort of your armchair. This unique and informative tool, combining text, illustrations, and sounds, should be on every coffee table.

- Dr Paul Green, Director of Citizen Science, National Audubon Society


About the Author

Experience the beauty of North America's exquisite birds and their songs with this unique collection. Bird Songs presents the most eye-catching and commonly seen fowl, including the newly rediscovered Ivory-billed Woodpecker, in a distinctive audio and lavish visual format. Drawing on the extensive library of the highly respected Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the sleek, built-in digital audio player plays 250 striking twenty-second songs and calls, while the book features captivating descriptions of each bird's song and beautiful full-color illustrations. Edited by professional bird biologist Les Beletsky and complete with a foreword by renowned natural historian Jon L. Dunn, no other book has captured the enchantment of birds in such an elegant and accessible package

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Book Info

Publication date

30th October 2006

Author

Les Beletsky

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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Format

Hardback
368 pages

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ISBN

9781932855418

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