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            Atlas of Amazing Birds

            Atlas of Amazing Birds (Hardback)

            By Sewell, Matt

            • RRP: $35.00
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            Matt Sewell takes you on a world tour, exploring the most amazing birds on every continent With Matt's characteristic humorous style the reader will laugh as they learn, and he illustrates in gloriously colourful watercolours.

            ISBN 9781843654063
            Released NZ 6 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Bird Way

            The Bird Way (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ackerman, Jennifer

            From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds - how they live and how they think. 'There is the mammal way and ther...e is the bird way.' This is one scientist's pithy distinction between mammal brains and bird brains- two ways to make a highly intelligent mind. But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviours they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries. What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive. They're also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own - deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also, ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. Some of these extraordinary behaviours are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of- well - birdness- A mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own. Young birds that devote themselves to feeding their siblings and others so competitive they'll stab their nestmates to death. Birds that give gifts and birds that steal, birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves, birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special call - and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter. Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Ala
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            ISBN 9781925713763
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            A Bird A Day
             

            A Bird A Day (Hardback)

            By Couzens, Dominic

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.19
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            Environmental enthusiast and world expert on birds Dominic Couzens gives you 366 birds, one for each day, in his fascinating illustrated book.

            ISBN 9781849945868
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            A Hollow is a Home

            A Hollow is a Home (Paperback)

            By Mitchell, Abbie; Hicks, Astred

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $31.49
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            Take a peek into the world of tree hollows and the Australian animals that call them home.

            ISBN 9781486308057
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 6-12 years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            Lost Gold: Ornithology of the subantarctic Auckland Islands
             

            Lost Gold: Ornithology of the subantarctic Auckland Islands (Paperback)

            Edited by Miskelly, Colin; Symes, Craig

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $49.50
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            This special book-format issue of Birds New Zealands journal Notornis is devoted to the birds of the Auckland Islands Maukahuka/Motu Maha, the largest and biologically most diverse island group in the New Zealand subantarctic region. Its 19 chapters, written by leading ornitholog...ists, cover a wide range of topics, including the history of ornithological discovery, biogeography, the impacts of introduced mammals and people, prehistoric bird communities based on bone assemblages, and population, ecological and genetic studies of several of the endemic or otherwise notable birds of the island group including Auckland Island snipe, white-headed petrel, and several albatross species.
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            ISBN 9780995113664
            Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl
             

            Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl (Hardback)

            By Slaght, Jonathan C.

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            When wildlife researcher Jonathan Slaght was a young Peace Corps volunteer in the Russian Far East, he caught a brief glimpse of a Blakiston's fish owl. It was the furthest south the species had been documented in over a hundred years, and a chance encounter that would change his... life. In Owls of the Eastern Ice, Slaght tells the story of his decades-long quest to safeguard the world's largest owl from extinction in Primorye, a remote Russian province dominated by Ussuri taiga forest, the only place in the world where brown bears, tigers and leopards co-exist. The fish owl lives exclusively along the rivers of Eastern Russia, Northeastern China, and Japan's Hokkaido Island, and can best be tracked in the winter snows, so very little is known about it. Now Russia's evolving fortunes, logging interests and climate change present new threats to the owl's survival. In this breath-taking nature and adventure story, Slaght recounts his experiences pursuing the owl through its forbidding territory, during months-long journeys covering thousands of miles, so that he and his fellow researchers can learn how to protect this endangered giant. Along the way he spends time with the Russians who inhabit the taiga and must survive in the harshest and most isolating of conditions. As much a portrait of the world's most extraordinary owl as of the Russian Far East itself, Owls of the Eastern Ice is a timely meditation on our relationship with the natural world and what it means to devote one's life to a single pursuit.
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            ISBN 9780241333938
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words

            Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words (Paperback)

            By Mynott, Jeremy

            • RRP: $40.99
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            Birds played an important role in the ancient world: as indicators of time, weather, and seasons; as a resource for hunting, medicine, and farming; as pets and entertainment; as omens and messengers of the gods. Jeremy Mynott explores the similarities and surprising differences b...etween ancient perceptions of the natural world and our own.
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            ISBN 9780198853114
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks
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            When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers
             

            When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Rogers, Susan Fox

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $59.99
            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            A literary collection that explores and celebrates a life with birds --

            ISBN 9781501750915
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Cornell University Press
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Availability
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            Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
             

            Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Paperback, New title)

            Illustrated by Willems, Mo

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            When the bus driver decides to take a break from driving, a wild and wacky pigeon pleads and begs to take his place, in a hilarious picture book that perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.

            ISBN 9780786819881
            Released NZ 31 Jul 2004
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 2-5 years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            RSPB Guide to Birdsong

            RSPB Guide to Birdsong (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thomas, Adrian

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $25.73
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            The first ever RSPB-endorsed audio and print guide to enjoying and understanding the birdsong of Britain's best known bird species.

            ISBN 9781472955876
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series RSPB
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks
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