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DK Pub., 2012 - Nature - 352 pages
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A new generation of illustrated natural history handbooks, produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution.

The new DK Nature Guides form a comprehensive, accessible, and informative series of illustrated reference books that tackle key natural history subjects in DK's inimitable style.

From the Arctic Tern and American Woodcock to the Turkey Vulture and Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Nature Guide: Birds is packed full of stunning images that reveal bird anatomy, flight, migration patterns, breeding, habitats-all perfect for bird watching and easy identification.


  • Stunning images revealing intricate details and unique features of specimens
  • Expert writing and research by specialists
  • Clear, concise, and informative text bring the subjects to life
  • Specially commissioned close-up photography and illustrations
  • Carefully structured profiles ensuring it is easy to locate key information
  • Entries organized in intuitive categories or groupings for ease of reference

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Nature Guide: Birds

User Review  - Kara Schaff Dean - Book Verdict

This attractive volume straddles the line between research source for the uninitiated and reference guide for the experienced birder. There are 29 orders of birds, and each is mentioned, with profiles ... Read full review

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Perfect book must have for bird lovers

About the author (2012)

The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846, is a world renowned research center, dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.

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