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Birds of North America : a guide to field identification (Golden field guide series)

by Robbins, Chandler S.

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A color-illustrated guide to more than eight hundred species of North American birds, describing their habitats, migration routes, flight patterns, behavior, feeding habits, and other characteristics, and providing sonograms of bird calls and maps of geographic ranges. Full description

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Summary: A color-illustrated guide to more than eight hundred species of North American birds, describing their habitats, migration routes, flight patterns, behavior, feeding habits, and other characteristics, and providing sonograms of bird calls and maps of geographic ranges.
Item Description: Includes index.
Physical Description: 359 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 20 cm.
ISBN: 1582380910
9781582380919
1582380902
9781582380902
Author Notes:

Herbert S. Zim was born in 1909 in New York City. He was a naturalist, author, editor and also known as the fonder and editor in chief of the Golden Guides series of nature books. Zim wrote or edited more than one hundred scientific books, and in a thirty-year career teaching in the public schools introduced laboratory instruction into elementary school science. He is best known as the founder in 1945, of the Golden Guides, pocket-size introductions for children to such subjects as fossils, zoology, microscopy, rocks and minerals, codes and secret writings, trees, wildflowers, dinosaurs, navigation and more. He was the sole or co-author for many of the books, which were valued for their clarity, accuracy and attractive presentation helped by the illustrations of James Gordon Irving.

He continued to work on the Golden Guides series until Alzheimer's disease forced him to slow down in the 1990s. He died in 1994 at Plantation Key, Florida.

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