Fifty Nests and the Birds That Built Them

Book - 2011
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Sharon Beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, these birds' nests from around the world offer astonishing insight into the intricate detail wrought by nature's most fastidious architects. Lovely images of nests and eggs are set against rich black backgrounds, and are accompanied by fascinating and informative portraits--conveyed through words and illustrations--of the birds that built them. A beautiful volume, Nests is the perfect gift for birders, bird lovers, and anyone captivated by the fleeting and fascinating splendor of the natural world.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780811877589
Branch Call Number: 598.15 B369N 2011
Characteristics: 119 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Weidensaul, Scott


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Feb 06, 2020

If you like natural history, this is a great book that feels both fresh and classic. Beautiful photographs of nests are used as jumping off points to talk about the birds that build them.


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