A Field Guide to Survey and Monitoring

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780114973216

Category: Bird populations

Page: 300

View: 8192

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Author: Lisa McCourt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780618062072

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9153

Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Raptors of the World

Author: David A. Christie,James Ferguson-Lees

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408135507

Category: Science

Page: 992

View: 6682

This guide covers all the world's 313 raptor species illustrated with adult, juvenile and selected immature plumages as well as main geographical races. There are illustrations of over 2000 perched and flying birds, some with typical prey and facing texts summarising length, wingspan, male-to-female proportion, shape and flight. The text is further enhanced with line drawings illustrating specific points about identification and behaviour. "Covering every species of raptor on the planet, this book is perfect for anyone with an interest in birds of prey." Birdwatch
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Bird of Prey Coloring Book

Author: Hancock House Publishers Publishers

Publisher: Hancock House Publishing

ISBN: 9780888396006


Page: 24

View: 4530

Ages 5 years & over. 32 birds of prey pictures to colour.
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Astrosaurs 1: Riddle Of The Raptors

Author: Steve Cole

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448173469

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3522

Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Flesh-chomping raptors have kidnapped two top dino athletes. With the Great Dinosaur Games about to start, Teggs and his friends must race to the rescue. But there's more to the raptors' plot than meets the eye . . .
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Air Superiority Fighters

F/A-22 Raptors

Author: Michael Green,Gladys Green

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736821483

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6255

Discusses the design and weapons of the F/A-22 Raptor fighter jet (formerly called the F-22) and how it is used by the U.S. Air Force.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors

Author: Richard Crossley,Jerry Liguori,Brian Sullivan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400847044


Page: 304

View: 450

Part of the revolutionary "Crossley ID Guide" series, this is the first raptor guide with lifelike scenes composed from multiple photographs--scenes that allow you to identify raptors just as the experts do. Experienced birders use the most easily observed and consistent characteristics--size, shape, behavior, probability, and general color patterns. The book's 101 scenes--including thirty-five double-page layouts--provide a complete picture of how these features are all related. Even the effects of lighting and other real-world conditions are illustrated and explained. Detailed and succinct accounts from two of North America's foremost raptor experts, Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan, stress the key identification features. This complete picture allows everyone from beginner to expert to understand and enjoy what he or she sees in the field. The mystique of bird identification is eliminated, allowing even novice birders to identify raptors quickly and simply. Comprehensive and authoritative, the book covers all thirty-four of North America's diurnal raptor species (all species except owls). Each species is featured in stunning color plates that show males and females, in a full spectrum of ages and color variants, depicted near and far, in flight and at rest, and from multiple angles, all caught in their typical habitats. There are also comparative, multispecies scenes and mystery photographs that allow readers to test their identification skills, along with answers and full explanations in the back of the book. In addition, the book features an introduction, and thirty-four color maps accompany the plates. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this one-of-a-kind guide will show you an entirely new way to look at these spectacular birds.The most complete guide to North American raptors, written by some of the foremost experts The first raptor guide using Richard Crossley's acclaimed, innovative composite images that show birds as they actually appear in the field 101 stunning color plates--including thirty-five double-page layouts--composed from thousands of photographs Comparative, multispecies plates and photos of mystery species that allow readers to test their growing identification skills Complete with introduction, 34 color maps, and detailed species accounts
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Waltzing with the Raptors

A Practical Roadmap to Protecting Your Company's Reputation

Author: Glen Peters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471327325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 5291

Presents practical steps companies can take to achieve, monitor, and maintain a solid reputation and social accountability
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Portraits of Birds of Prey

Author: Traer Scott

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896833

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 4786

This delightful and dramatic collection of portraits reveals birds of prey as we never experience them: intimate and up close, photographed in Traer Scott's signature style. Seventy spectacular color photos present twenty-five different species, from the familiar to the exotic and endangered: hawks, owls, falcons, a bald eagle, kestrels, a Mississippi Kite, a turkey vulture, and more. Joining their elders are a fluffy baby vulture and adorable baby and juvenile great horned owls. The birds in this remarkable collection emerge as personalities, not just types: wise and quizzical, graceful and enigmatic, serene and fiercely self-possessed. A personal introduction describes Scott's process and connection to the birds, and captions detail the characteristics and habits of these incredible winged creatures.
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The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey

Author: Keith L. Bildstein

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150170785X

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 9041

Raptors are formally classified into five families and include birds—such as eagles, ospreys, kites, true hawks, buzzards, harriers, vultures, and falcons—that are familiar and recognized by many observers. These diurnal birds of prey are found on every continent except Antarctica and can thrive in seemingly inhospitable spots such as deserts and the tundra. They have powerful talons and hooked beaks for cutting and tearing meat, and keen binocular vision to aid in their hunting prowess. Because of their large size, distinctive feeding habits, and long-distance flight patterns, raptors intrigue humans and have been the subject of much general interest as well as extensive scientific research.Keith L. Bildstein has watched and studied raptors on five continents and is well prepared to explain their critical importance, not only as ecological entities but also as inspirational tokens across natural and human-dominated landscapes. His book offers a comprehensive and accessible account of raptors, including their evolutionary history, their relationships to other groups of birds, their sensory abilities, their general natural history, their breeding ecology and feeding behavior, and threats to their survival in a human-dominated world. Biologically sound but readable, Raptors is a nontechnical overview of this captivating group. It will allow naturalists, birders, hawk-watchers, science educators, schoolchildren, and the general public, along with new students in the field of raptor biology, to understand and appreciate these birds, and in so doing better protect them.
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The Story of the Toronto Raptors

Author: Sara Gilbert

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583414262

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9153

This book highlights the history of the Toronto Raptors.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction


the birds of prey

Author: Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: Lyons Pr

ISBN: 9781558212756

Category: Nature

Page: 382

View: 8834

Anyone who has seen a soaring hawk, witnessed a falcon swoop down on prey, or watched an eagle on its perch knows the awesome beauty and power of a raptor. This is the first comprehensive guide to the biology, ecology and conservation of diurnal (daytime hunting) birds of prey, assembling all the facts and fables about these mysterious and glorious birds. Over 100 full-color photos.
Posted in Nature

Migrating Raptors of the World

Their Ecology & Conservation

Author: Keith L. Bildstein

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801441790

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 7331

Keith L. Bildstein has studied migrating raptors on four continents and directs the conservation science program at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Pennsylvania, the world's first refuge for migratory birds of prey. In this book, he details the stories and successes of twelve of the world's most important raptor-viewing spots, among them Cape May Point, New Jersey; Veracruz, Mexico; Kekoldi, Costa Rica; the Strait of Gibralter, Spain; and Elat, Israel.
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Raptors in Human Landscapes

Adaptation to Built and Cultivated Environments

Author: David M. Bird,Daniel E. Varland,Juan Jose Negro

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080547541

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 6310

This book is a collection of papers highlighting ways in which Raptors have successfully adapted to man-made landscapes and structures. The coverage of Raptors in Human Landscapes is broad, ranging from the impact of human activity on country-wide scales to the particular conditions associated with urban, cultivated, and industrial landscapes, as well as to the various schemes specifically directed towards the provision of artificial nest sites and platforms. The cases described hail from a wide geographic range including North and South America, Europe, Africa and elsewhere, and from a broad spectrum of species groups such as the falcons, accipiters, eagles, kites, and many others. This is a book of immense value not only to ornithologists and conservation biologists, but also to engineers and managers involved in all kinds of building and environmental work in cities, power and water works, agriculture, and forestry. Serves as a good introduction to all aspects of the subject Focuses on successful adaptations of Raptors to environmental change
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Birds of Prey

Author: John Hendrickson

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: 9780811800044

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 7210

A showcase for the world's most magnificent birds of prey&--eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and vultures&--this comprehensive volume offers an exciting glimpse into the world of raptors, their unique adaptations, and their remarkable ability to survive despite growing threats to their environment. Compiled from data collected by the author during more than 30 years of researching, tracking, photographing, and writing about birds of prey, the book provides a complete resource on raptor species as a group, with page after page of captivating images and detailed information that go beyond the usual field guides or scientific publications on the subject. Hendrickson's striking, full-color photographs are accompanied by an illuminating text that draws on the author's personal vignettes and intimate portraits of the various species he has followed and studied over the years, as well as revealing statistics that signal a dangerous decline in many raptor populations. Naturalists, birders, photographers, and anyone concerned with the survival of these exceptional creatures will find this a compelling and invaluable volume.
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Raptors of California

Author: Pam Peeters

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242005

Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 7539

"Although written for California, this book will be prized by raptor watchers from around the US for its insightful and descriptive notes on behavior and ecology and its gorgeous and accurate paintings."--Allen Fish, Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory "This is actually two books for the price of one; the introductory chapters stand-alone as an excellent natural history of North America raptors, and the species accounts and spectacular plates make this one of the best state raptor books available."--Lloyd Kiff, Science Director, The Peregrine Fund
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Author: Marini Dufaux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781561632602

Category: Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc

Page: N.A

View: 7994

Posted in Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc

Raptors in Captivity

Guidelines for Care and Management

Author: Lori Arent

Publisher: Hancock House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780888396136

Category: Nature

Page: 301

View: 4009

A first-of-its-kind resource, "Raptors in Captivity" is designed as a reader-friendly reference tool covering a wide range of topics from making the decision to keep raptors and choosing suitable species, to housing and transportation, diet, medical care, equipment, training, and recovering a lost bird. From the novice to the experienced, this book provides everyone with the most current techniques -- drawn from a consortium of experts and not available in any other written form -- for successfully managing a variety of raptor species in captivity.
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Author: Toon Tellegen

Publisher: Carcanet

ISBN: 1847778550

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 8794

With the economy of proverbs and the psychological insight of a novel, Toon Tellegen's acclaimed sequence Raptors depicts the dynamics of a family held hostage by the mood-swings and histrionics of a father, a figure both comic and terrifying, grotesque and pathetic. Tellegen's mercurial imagination evokes the dark archetypes of European folklore and reanimates them with a sophisticated sense of the endless fluidity of relationships, the instability of interpretation. An improvisation on a theme, circling back to my father' at the start of each poem, Raptors builds to a story without narrative, its extravagant imaginative leaps into absurdity held within a framework of tender observation. Toon Tellegen's translator Judith Wilkinson has worked closely with the poet to create English poems that capture the startling clarity and inventiveness of the original Dutch. Raptors has the rewarding intensity of a modern classic.
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The Nastiest Dinosaurs

Author: Don Lessem,David Peters

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316564281

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4980

Filled with clear, easy-to-understand information, a entertaining study provides a vivid look at the ancient world of the great dinosaurs. Reprint.
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