This lovely volume of Sharon Beals photographs of birds' nests is a treasure for birders and bird-lovers, and for anyone fascinated by the intricacy and wonder of the natural world. Photographed at the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, the nests in these images rise up luminously from deep black backgrounds, highlighting their rare beauty and astonishing detail.
Sharon Beals has been a much-beloved Chronicle photographer for many years (combined sales of her pet photography titles--"What Dogs Do", "What Cats Are", etc--exceed 250k copies).
Maureen Flannery and Jack Dumbacher are curators of ornithology at the California Academy of Sciences, one of the most talked about-and greenest-museums today.
Scott Weidensaul is a beloved bird writer.