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What it's like to be a bird : from flying to nesting, eating to singing -- what birds are doing, and why / written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley.

Sibley, David, 1961- (author,, illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 9 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sherman County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sherman County Public/School Library.

Current holds

2 current holds with 9 total copies.

Summary:

The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing-and why “Can birds smell?” “Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?” “Do robins 'hear' worms?” In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds-blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees-it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults-including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes-it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds. --From the publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Sherman County Public/School Library 598 SIB (Text) 37039000178850 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 10/01/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307957894
  • ISBN: 0307957896
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 203 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references (pages 193-203).
Formatted Contents Note:
Portfolio of birds -- Birds in this book -- What to do it... -- Becoming a birder.
Summary, etc.:
The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing-and why “Can birds smell?” “Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?” “Do robins 'hear' worms?” In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds-blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees-it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults-including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes-it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds. --From the publisher.
Subject: Birds > Popular works.

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