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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: $39.99
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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 AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Atlas of Amazing Birds

            Atlas of Amazing Birds (Hardback)

            By Sewell, Matt

            • RRP: $29.99
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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 AU 6 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            A Bird A Day

            A Bird A Day (Hardback)

            By Couzens, Dominic

            • RRP: $35.00
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            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 AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            RSPB Guide to Birdsong

            RSPB Guide to Birdsong (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thomas, Adrian

            • RRP: $29.99
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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 AU 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series RSPB
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            Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words
             

            Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words (Paperback)

            By Mynott, Jeremy

            • RRP: $66.99
            • $34.95
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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 AU 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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 AU 31 Jul 2004
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 2-5 years
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            A World of Birds
             

            A World of Birds (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Woodgate, Vicky

            • RRP: $42.99
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            Discover the birds of the w orld in this beautiful fact-packed compendium

            ISBN 9781787410398
            Released AU 13 Dec 2018
            Publisher Templar Publishing
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Series A World of
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            Fragile: Birds, Eggs & Habitats
             

            Fragile: Birds, Eggs & Habitats (Hardback)

            By Prior, Colin

            • RRP: $125.00
            • $95.61
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            • Pre Release International

            This stunning new book presents Prior's remarkable images of birds' eggs side by side with his dramatic photographs of the birds' natural habitats. Professor Des Thompson reflects on the state of nature and the relationship between nesting and habitats.

            ISBN 9781858946887
            Released AU 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Merrell Publishers Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Nov 2020
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            The Brilliance of Birds
             

            The Brilliance of Birds (Hardback)

            By Wishart, Skye; Whitehead, Edin

            • RRP: $49.99
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            "Who knew that the morepork, our only surviving native owl, can turn its head 270 degrees? Or that the bar-tailed godwit triples its body weight before undertaking an epic and continuous migration of 11,000 kilometres? Or that the t has two voiceboxes,enabling it to duet with its...elf, and one producing sounds too high-frequency for humans to hear? The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealands feathered friends"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143772156
            Published AU 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Call of the Kokako
              

            Call of the Kokako (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hudson, Jeff

            • RRP: $26.50
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            Call of the Kokako is a journey of discovery into what makes the kokako tick in order to save the species. This journey and work resulted in the restoration of the largest population of kokako in New Zealand with the help and dedication of many down to earth conservationists. J...eff Hudson spent 20 years helping to save the kokako from extinction. He was a passionate, multi-talented man who made an enormous impression on all those lucky enough to work and socialize with him. He was a musician, a raconteur, a formidable bushman, and an inspirational teacher. He is fondly remembered as the birdman; indeed, the local iwi have erected a carved statue in his honour at the Otamatuna hut in Te Urewera National Park. Jeff first came into contact with the kokako as a possum trapper in the Bay of Plenty. His skills in locating the kokako in remote areas got him a position with the Department of Conservation, where he turned from trapper to bird expert. He tells how he gained insights into the kokakos behaviour and ecology, as well as developing an appreciation of the workings of New Zealands forests. His acute observation skills and musical ability led to breakthroughs in understanding kokako nesting behaviour and the importance of their unique song dialects. Jeff directed the biggest survey of kokako ever attempted and was key to engineering the recovery of the species, especially in Te Urewera National Park. The successful recovery of existing kokako populations by controlling predators lead to transfers of birds to start new populations elsewhere. Jeff became the National Kokako Recovery Group leader and led the first series of large transfers and the first transfer onto Maori owned land on the east coast. The methods that were developed then are now in wide use today. Jeff had real charisma, and was well known beyond New Zealand conservation circles. He has co-authored research papers; appeared in the New Zealand Geographic magazine; was the inspiration for c
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            ISBN 9781877566301
            Published AU 1 Feb 2013
            Publisher Halcyon Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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