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Bird Songs 250 North American Birds in Song

Out of Print
By: Les Beletsky and Jon L Dunn
368 pages, colour illus
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Bird Songs
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  • Bird Songs ISBN: 9781932855418 Hardback Oct 2006 Out of Print #161688
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Drawing from the collection of the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Songs presents the most notable North American birds-including the rediscovered Ivory-billed Woodpecker-in a stunning new format. Renowned bird biologist Les Beletsky provides a succinct description of each of the 250 birds profiled, with an emphasis on their distinctive songs.

Lavish full-color illustrations accompany each account, while a sleek, built-in digital audio player holds 250 corresponding songs and calls.

In his foreword, North American bird expert and distinguished natural historian Jon L. Dunn shares insights gained from a lifetime of passionate study. Complete with the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information, Bird Songs is the first book to capture the enchantment of these beautiful birds in words, pictures, and song.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, located in Ithaca, New York, is a nonprofit institution focused on birds and whose mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research. The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab is the major source of sound recordings of birds for research, education, conservation, the media, and commercial products.

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Experience the beauty of North America's exquisite birds and their songs with this unique collection. Bird Songs presents the most eye-catching and commonly seen fowl, including the newly rediscovered Ivory-billed Woodpecker, in a distinctive audio and lavish visual format. Drawing on the extensive library of the highly respected Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the sleek, built-in digital audio player plays 250 striking twenty-second songs and calls, while the book features captivating descriptions of each bird's song and beautiful full-color illustrations. Edited by professional bird biologist Les Beletsky and complete with a foreword by renowned natural historian Jon L. Dunn, no other book has captured the enchantment of birds in such an elegant and accessible package
Out of Print
By: Les Beletsky and Jon L Dunn
368 pages, colour illus
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Media reviews
Bird Songs @lt;i@gt;is a significant new learning device for birdwatchers. By bringing digital audio technology to the printed book, you can relate the songs and calls of those birds you see from the comfort of your armchair. This unique and informative tool, combining text, illustrations, and sounds, should be on every coffee table. @lt;/i@gt; - @lt;b@gt;Dr Paul Green, Director of Citizen Science, National Audubon Society@lt;/b@gt;
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