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    1. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs:
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    2. Wild Harmonies: A Life of Music
    $12.97
    3. Animal Speak: The Spiritual &
    $29.70
    4. Bird Songs
    $281.56
    5. Chemoarchitectonic Atlas of the
    $53.52
    6. The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive
    $11.20
    7. Cod: A Biography of the Fish That
    $34.95
    8. Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas
    $94.50
    9. Last Place on Earth
    $9.75
    10. Animals in Translation: Using
    $19.98
    11. The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher:
    $53.52
    12. The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive
    $34.65
    13. Untamed
    $11.16
    14. Sierra Club 2007 Engagement Calendar
    $23.10
    15. The Sibley Guide to Birds
    $19.77
    16. Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know
    $13.57
    17. National Audubon Society Field
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    1. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up
    by Candlewick
    Hardcover (12 July, 2005)
    list price: $27.99 -- our price: $18.47
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    Isbn: 0763622281
    Sales Rank: 396
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Very cool book
    My son loves dinosaurs but had outgrown alot of the kids books out there. This is a great book for older kids and adults will like it too.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great eye candy for your inner child, and for your other children if you decide to share
    This book produced much glee in my house the day it arrived, gasps of joy and amazement, awe and delight. One of these days I'll let my kids look at it, too. I enjoyed it so much that I promptly bought Sabuda's "Alice in Wonderland," "The Wizard of Oz," and another Encylopedia Prehistorica volume, "Sharks And Other Sea Monsters." They're all sensational.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome gift for kids and adults alike!
    This book is just simply amazing. When you open each page you cannot stop but to wonder how on earth do they figure out how to not only design and engineer its illustrations but also how to implement it and still manage to sell it at a reasonable price. The content is very informative and educational. Definitely something that one can re-read with interest for many years. It also works great as a reference book for children and it could very easily be helpful for one of their school projects. Speaking of school, instead of getting a mug as an appreciation book for your kid's school teacher, consider offering this book. It is money well spent. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures    2. Children's 9-12 - Nature / Guide Books    3. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    4. Children: Grades 1-2    5. Dictionaries    6. Dictionaries, Juvenile    7. Dinosaurs    8. Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures    9. Fossils    10. Juvenile Fiction    11. Specimens    12. Toy and movable books    13. Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Dinosaurs   


    2. Wild Harmonies: A Life of Music and Wolves
    by Riverhead Hardcover
    Hardcover (07 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1594489270
    Sales Rank: 4286
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wild Harmonies - Will get into your skin!
    Wild Harmonies
    4-0 out of 5 stars emotion is everything
    She is looking for the right place in her life. Most of the people are looking for a meaning to live for.
    4-0 out of 5 stars insightful delightful, but not easy to read "Un" autobiography
    WILD HARMONIES is an insightful delightful "Un" autobiography that breaks the rules of chronological order most books in that genre follow.Instead, the renowned French pianist is all over the place yet contains enough discipline so that the reader can follow her story.Most interesting is the combining of a love for music with a love for wolves.The music started as an unmanageable and unpredictable child in France while the love of wolves began as an adult in Florida when she met her neighbor's she-wolf.As she did with the piano Helene Grimaud became an obsessed fanatic who has opened up a wolverine conservatory in Upstate New York.
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    Subjects:  1. Animals    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Composers & Musicians - General    5. Genres & Styles - Classical    6. Music/Songbooks    7. Musical Instruments - Construction And Repair    8. Wild Animal And Bird Protection    9. Music / Classical   


    3. Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small
    by Llewellyn Publications
    Paperback (01 September, 1996)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $12.97
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    Isbn: 0875420281
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Want to learn how to speak the language of critters, large and small? Easy-to-read and understand, Ted Andrews's bestselling Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Book!
    This book has been invaluable to me for years.In coming across an animal in life or in dreams, I have derived much insight from the lifecyle and meaning of the animal, and have applied the lessons to my own life.Whether it was a blue jay dying in front of me, or an elephant communicating with me at the circus, we co-exist with the animals on this blue planet and need to hear what they are saying.I also recommend "From the Horses Mouth" by Amelia Kincade, as the best book on animal communication I have read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Resource
    I have been clutching my copy of Animal Speak for many years now.I am coming today to purchase the workbook which I just discovered and wanted to write a quick review for this amazing book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Nature speaks to you through animal sightings.
    I received this book as a gift after a red tailed hawk made a visit to me every day for a week.In this book, according to Native American traditions, animals relate to us because everything in the earth is connected.There are messages being sent to us by these sightings.A fox runs out across the road (and hopefully, you miss it) not once, but three times?Red tailed hawk sitting on a street light along the highway every day for a week?All of a sudden, a squirrel comes to your yard and does something that catches your attention that you never noticed before?All of that has a message to you and you alone.I recently purchased two of these books as gifts for my sisters.And, they have shared it with their friends who have had similar sightings.Sounds kookie, I know, but it actually will make sense to you when the message is meant for you. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Animals    2. Body, Mind & Spirit    3. Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies    4. Human-animal communication    5. Miscellanea    6. New Age    7. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    8. Shamanism    9. Spiritualism - General    10. Spirituality - General    11. Spirituality - Shamanism    12. Totems    13. Body, Mind & Spirit / Spirituality / Shamanism    14. Fortune-telling & divination    15. Spirit communication & mediumship, spiritualism    16. Zoology & animal sciences   


    4. Bird Songs
    by Chronicle Books
    Hardcover (21 September, 2006)
    list price: $45.00 -- our price: $29.70
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    Isbn: 1932855416
    Sales Rank: 2083
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing
    Perhaps I am not the best person to review the quality and accuracy of the songs in this book/audio player (I would leave that to Rick Johnson of Osprey Ridge Studios who created the Hearbirds Course on CD available at [..] but as the former publisher of Waite Group Press [..] I must say that this is one of the most innovative and fun to use products to appear in book publishing in a long time.
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    Subjects:  1. Birds & Birdwatching - General    2. Children's Books/All Ages    3. General    4. Nature    5. Nature/Ecology    6. Birds (ornithology)    7. Nature / Birds & Birdwatching    8. North America   


    5. Chemoarchitectonic Atlas of the Developing Mouse Brain
    Hardcover (29 December, 1997)
    list price: $319.95 -- our price: $281.56
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    Isbn: 0849326672
    Sales Rank: 549822
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful
    Each section of the mouse brain is shown in color stained for acetylcholinesterase, tyrosine hydroxylase, calretinin, calbindin, and 5-hydroxytryptamine. The Nissl stain, thionin, was also used. Thestructures in each brain sectionare labelled on each page.Brainsections from gestational ages E11/E12, E13/14, E15/16, E17/18 and thenewborn are shown. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Anatomy    2. Atlases    3. Brain    4. Developmental Neurobiology    5. Embryology    6. Growth    7. Laboratory Animals    8. Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology    9. Medical / Nursing    10. Mice    11. Neuroanatomy    12. Neuroscience    13. Science    14. Science/Mathematics    15. Veterinary Medicine - Small Animal    16. Animal physiology    17. Developmental biology    18. Medical / Research    19. Neurosciences   


    6. The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates (Volume 1)
    by Ricordea Publishing
    Hardcover (July, 1994)
    list price: $84.95 -- our price: $53.52
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    Isbn: 1883693128
    Sales Rank: 108598
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great advice
    New hobbyist should read this book for advice, then read it again in 6 months.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Stony Coral and Clam Reference
    The good?
    5-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the best book on reef care
    An exceptional book on the subject. It is comprehensive but I would not say not complete as no book on this subject could be. Still I believe this book to be the best work compiled in book form. Described by many as "the Bible" on the subject it indeed may be but it is not dogmatic as it offers several options and methods and leaves it for the aquarist to use.
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    Subjects:  1. Animals    2. Captive marine aquariums    3. Coral reef animals    4. Fish & Aquariums    5. Identification    6. Invertebrates    7. Marine Fauna    8. Marine Life    9. Marine invertebrates    10. Nature    11. Nature/Ecology    12. Pets    13. Tropics   


    7. Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (01 July, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0140275010
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    You probably enjoy eating codfish, but reading about them? Mark Kurlansky has written a fabulous book--well worth your time--about a fish that probably has mattered more in human history than any other. The cod helped inspire the discovery and exploration of North America. It had a profound impact upon the economic development of New England and eastern Canada from the earliest times. Today, however, overfishing is a constant threat. Kurlansky sprinkles his well-written and occasionally humorous history with interesting asides on the possible origin of the word codpiece and dozens of fish recipes.Sometimes a book on an offbeat or neglected subject really makes the grade. This is one of them. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Cod, who would have thunk it?
    This book was utterly full of suprises.Man, how one little fish has altered and played a role in so much political and economic attitudes towards the sea and its treasures.The book also stands as a cautionary tale of what can happen when a natural resource such as cod are recklessly exploited to the point of having the inability to recover their numbers.As a marine biology teacher I was faascinated with this book and plan on having my classes read it to see how the ocean world affects life on land.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A real keeper!!
    I just finished reading a borrowed autographed copy of Kurlansky's Cod and decided that this is a book that I must have in my shelf to read it over again. I like fish and I like history. This book has the perfect match to gain my favor. I purchased my own copy.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Cod
    This book is better than great. The older I get, it never ceases to amaze me how little I know and how much I have to learn.
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    Subjects:  1. Cod fisheries    2. Codfish    3. Cookery (Codfish)    4. Fish    5. History    6. Literary collections    7. Nature    8. Nature/Ecology    9. World - General    10. Biography & Autobiography / Historical   


    8. Horse Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas
    by Alpine Publications
    Spiral-bound (01 November, 1998)
    list price: $34.95 -- our price: $34.95
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    Isbn: 1577790219
    Sales Rank: 38031
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great learning tool
    This book is a wonderful tool for anyone that wishes to learn the anatomy of a horse. I use it with my animal massage and animal communication clients to better show exactly where on the horse they have an issue. It is nice for those people that do not want to see the anatomy of a cadaver animal.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful learning tool!
    I am an instructor/trainer and this book is wonderful for informing students how the horses body is put together and why some horses move differently than others. It also gives the student a chance to see the inside workings of the horse so that they better understand the vet and farrier when they have to explain what is wrong with the horse and treatment options. This book would also benefit anyone who wants to know more about the horse's anatomy. Not to mention it is fun to color!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Muscle Sketches
    I wish that I had this book last year. I did a muscle and joint force project for which I needed detailed muscle diagrams of the horse's hindquarters. When I needed the illustrations, of course, I could not find any that had the appropriate level of detail (not online, through videos, books, etc). For this reason when I recently saw this book it. I would strongly recommend that any other rider or person with a starting interest in horse healthcare do the same. This is an excellent addition to a equine reference library.
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    Subjects:  1. Animals    2. Atlases - General    3. Horses    4. Pets    5. Reference    6. Anatomy    7. Equine veterinary science    8. Horse    9. Veterinary    10. Veterinary anatomy & physiology   


    9. Last Place on Earth
    by National Geographic
    Hardcover (01 September, 2005)
    list price: $150.00 -- our price: $94.50
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    Isbn: 0792238818
    Sales Rank: 81559
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the money
    This book contains some of the most spectacular photographs I have ever seen. There are amazing close-ups of reptiles, amphibians, and insects, aerial views of Africa, and stirring photos of mammals. A few photos are disturbing to see, such as the look of a terrified baby monkey clinging on to its mother shot dead by a hunter. Each photo is printed FULL size on thick quality semi-glossy paper on a single side, so if you wanted to, you could cut out certain photos and put it in a frame. Best of all, the author mentions that "The proceeds from the sales of this book go to fund conservation efforts in Africa".

    5-0 out of 5 stars Unique Book
    This book is amazing, in its presentation and its content. The photography is first rate for an expedition of which pictures were not their main objective. The journal entries in the second book of the set will make you feel as if you are part of the trip especially if you have been to Africa before. I highly recommend this book as a coffee table piece or as a fascinating read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beyond words
    This book is an absolute masterpiece. One of the best of our times. Dr. Faye's journey itself was incredible. His mission or obsession to save the central African is relentless. This book is a tribute to him, Nick Nicols, whose photography surpasses anyone's both in quality and purpose, and to the deepest, darkest Africa.
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    Subjects:  1. Environmental Conservation & Protection - General    2. General    3. Nature    4. Nature / Field Guide Books    5. Nature Photography    6. Photo Essays    7. Photo Techniques    8. Photography    9. Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals    10. Wildlife    11. Photography & Photographs    12. Photography / General    13. The Environment   


    10. Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
    by Harvest Books
    Paperback (02 January, 2006)
    list price: $15.00 -- our price: $9.75
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    Isbn: 0156031442
    Sales Rank: 1491
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars 2 1/2 stars, because it is half a good book
    When the author focuses on what she knows - autism, neurobiology, and domestic livestock - this book offers many insights. By applying some excellent existing research in neurobiology about what animals are truly capable of perceiving and feeling (read some of the referenced books for confirmation of emotions in animals) and applying her own experiences with domestic livestock and insights founded in her autism (a much more visual world than "normal" people (her word, not mine)), Dr. Grandin shows how a more visual, detail-oriented animal encounters the world.
    1-0 out of 5 stars NO stars for this book!!
    What a bunch of high school hallway gossip! The author does not know the difference between white and albino! The 'genetics' discussions on color (which includes people, chickens, horses, and dogs - all of it suspect) and mutts vs. purebred dogs are total claptrap! I confess, I couldn't get past page 87 when the author explains that 'one of the reasons wolves turned into dogs was that nursing human mothers probably adopted orphaned wolf cubs and nursed them at their breasts along with their human babies.' WHAT?? A waste of my hard-earned $. Having read those parts I cannot believe anything that went before or that follows, not that I'm reading any further. How is a multi-published author allowed to put such uneducated 'information' into print? And now she's influenced readers -- a terrible situation. Publisher, where are your pre-publication reviews? Shame on you for allowing this ignorant speculation to be published!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very, very interesting
    This book was someone else's bookclub selection, and I think having no expectations when I picked it up really helped in my having that WOW experience that some folks report with this book and others miss. Yes, the prose needed much better editing: overuse of repetition, "stock" phrases, and "hanging" assertions that should have been cleaned up.However, I found the discussions of brain development/evolution, similarities between certain animal behaviors and human behaviors, development of language in different animals, and the coevolution of humans and dogs to be facinating (oops, just gave away the ending!).I found the side discussion of outcome-based audits interesting and enlightening.I also liked Dr. Temple's recommendation that people with autism be hired for baggage checking positions.Great idea! Although the book really goes all over the place, I found it a wonderful opportunity to engage my "seeking/hunting" motivation (you'll have to read the book for that one), and worth wading through the flaws to pick up the nuggets of gold. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Animal behavior    2. Animals    3. Autism    4. Cognitive Psychology    5. General    6. Life Sciences - Zoology - Mammals    7. Nature    8. Nature/Ecology    9. Science    10. Zoology (General)    11. Science / Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals   


    11. The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens
    by Thunder Bay Press (CA)
    Hardcover (August, 1999)
    list price: $19.98 -- our price: $19.98
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    Isbn: 1571451862
    Sales Rank: 56028
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars excellant book for the money
    Well illustrated, informative,helpful,perfectly priced.I recomend this book to amateurs and veterans of this hobby, this is a beautiful book easily worth the money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH THIS ONE
    I have been a rather serious birder for well over fifty years now and when I first saw this book (it was a gift) I almost felt insulted...back yard birder indeed!Well, I was wrong...I admit it.I have actually enjoyed this one far more that several of the many hundred or so more technical books on the subject that inhabit my shelves.This is a wonderful quick reference and is quite well organized.I have interested grandchildern and I not when they are here, which is almost daily, they reach for this volume far more than any of the others.Sharing my passion and hobby with them is great and this work is a wonderful help tool.Recommend it highly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Helps the Average Birdwatcher
    "The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens" is for the interested, but average birdwatcher. However, it might just inspire the reader to take it a level higher.
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    Subjects:  1. Bird feeders    2. Birds    3. Birds & Birdwatching - General    4. Garden Design    5. Garden Furnishings    6. Gardening to attract birds    7. Identification    8. Nature    9. North America    10. Science/Mathematics    11. Sale Books   


    12. The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates (Vol 2)
    by Two Little Fishes
    Hardcover (15 June, 1997)
    list price: $84.95 -- our price: $53.52
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    Isbn: 1883693136
    Sales Rank: 122410
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars not a beginner book
    This book goes indepth about the anatomy and physiology of mushrooms, soft corals and anemones. Not a great reference guide for choosing specimens for your It tends to generalize by family and/or genus vs species. If you are new to saltwater and are looking for a reference to choose items for your tank this would not be my first choice.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE reference for that field
    Just like the vol. 1, that is a must-have book. Please note that the vol. 3 should be released late Nov. 2005.
    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best of the best vol.2
    This volume of the series covers the soft corals and sea anemones; very important topics indeed for reef aquarium. The two books together are still not complete as� there are many organisms found in a reef aquaria still not covered. In this series. A fine glossary accompanies this book. Much of what I had to gleen by trial and error and by reading arcane publications over the years is covered in this book. Approachable to the beginner yet� a lot of substance for the expert.
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    Subjects:  1. Animals / Pets    2. Aquariums    3. Captive marine aquariums    4. Coral reef animals    5. Fish & Aquariums    6. Identification    7. Marine Fauna    8. Marine Life    9. Marine invertebrates    10. Nature    11. Nature/Ecology    12. Pets    13. Tropics    14. Fish    15. Tropical Fish   


    13. Untamed
    by Harry N. Abrams
    Hardcover (01 November, 2004)
    list price: $55.00 -- our price: $34.65
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    Isbn: 081095611X
    Sales Rank: 27930
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS BOOK
    I LOVE THIS BOOK, THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE BEAUTIFUL!I BOUGHT THE BOOK FOR MY 8YR OLD NIECE, EACH TIME I VISIT, SHE WANTS ME TO LOOK AT IT WITH HER! YOU WILL NEVER BE BORED! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO OWN THIS BOOK.IT ALSO LAYS GOURGOUSLY ON YOUR COFFEE TABLE.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for non-readers
    This was a gift to my dad who spent many years in South America as a young boy and has worked with zoos providing animals for care and protection.He was amazed at the book and never put it down for several hours after reading it.A great conversation piece for the coffee table.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Untamed
    This was an awesome book witht he pictures and everything. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1953-    2. Animals    3. Bloom, Steve,    4. Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions    5. Individual Photographer    6. Nature    7. Nature/Ecology    8. Photography    9. Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals    10. Wildlife photography    11. Individual photographers    12. NATURAL HISTORY, COUNTRY LIFE & PETS    13. Nature / Animals    14. Photographs: collections   


    14. Sierra Club 2007 Engagement Calendar
    by Harmony
    Calendar (25 July, 2006)
    list price: $13.95 -- our price: $11.16
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    Isbn: 1400081637
    Sales Rank: 2435
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    Subjects:  1. Calendar    2. Calendars - Nature and Science    3. Calendars - Photography    4. Non-Classifiable    5. Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals    6. Wildlife    7. Photography / Nature & Wildlife   


    15. The Sibley Guide to Birds
    by Knopf
    Paperback (03 October, 2000)
    list price: $35.00 -- our price: $23.10
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    Isbn: 0679451226
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    More than 10 years in the making, David Sibley's Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars By far the best guide book on North American birds, PERIOD!
    Ahh, the book with an identity problem. Is this a coffee table book or is this a field manual? It's far too small to be a coffee table book, yet far too large to be a practical field guide. I think Knopf (the publisher) tried to make it fulfill both roles so they decided to split the difference in sizes and in and so doing, they fulfilled neither role. Regardless, this book is astonishing to behold. It is as much a work of art as anything else. If you can have just one book on birds for the rest of your life, make it this one. I think the author said it took him something like 11 years just to carefully hand paint each of the bird illustrations in this book. Well it definitely shows! When this book was first released, it caused something of an uproar because it was way too large and heavy to carry with you out in the field. Yet, it was way too useful not to. I wrote the author telling him he should come out with a much smaller version of this guide that is more compact and lightweight for field use. Well, he listened to me because he did just that. My only complaint about this book (and the smaller version), is that the illustrations of the birds are just a wee bit smaller than what they should be. And with the target audience of this book being primarily baby boomers, this might not go over too well with their aging eyes. The somewhat smallish illustrations make it far too difficult to effectively identify many birds, especially birds of the sparrow family which are extremely tricky to visually seperate by their field markings. The author told me he did this for artistic reasons (to keep large areas of white page around the birds to visually seperate the illustrations). All fine and good, but you aren't trying to make an art book (at least I didn't think you were), you're trying to make something people can use out in the field (at least I thought you were). Still, this is by far the best identification book on North American birds availible and trust me, I've looked at them all. Go with the smaller version if you plan on carrying it with you out in the field. The large edition, though a bit small for a true coffee table book, will have to sufice in that role until Knopf finally decides to come out with a lager coffee table version of this book. Needless to say, I have them both and love them both.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sibley Guide
    This is the best bird book of its kind on the market.While it is a little too large to be as handy as Peterson's for a field guide (unless you have very large pockets), it is indispensable for the serious birder.The convenience of having all of the information about a particular bird on one page cannot be overstated, and the illustrations are not only accurate but -- like Audubon's -- are works of art.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Birds of My Region
    I am using this product as a study guide for a field elective class in college.It has supplied me with great pictures and information for almost every bird I have had to study so far.I love the quizzing feature the most.It has been the highest effective learning tool I've used with this DVD.
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    Subjects:  1. Bird Watching    2. Birds    3. Birds & Birdwatching - General    4. Birds & Birdwatching - Guides    5. Identification    6. Nature    7. Nature/Ecology    8. North America    9. Nature / Birds & Birdwatching   


    16. Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species (The Pocketexpert Guide Series for Aquarists and Underwater Naturalists, 1)
    by TFH Publications
    Paperback (November, 1999)
    list price: $29.95 -- our price: $19.77
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    Isbn: 1890087386
    Sales Rank: 23394
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great resource for newbies.
    While there is not piles of detail about each fish, there are important specific descriptions about the different fish within thefamily. (i.e. They don't always say the same thing about all the small angelfish like some websites I have visited.) I really like the rating about how easy or difficult each fish is to keep in captivity.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Don't go Fish shopping without it!
    This book and also the 500+ Invertebrates are great books for all reef tank enthusiasts.It is so useful when you go into your LFS and see some gorgeous new fish,as you can determine how suitable it is to you. You know whether they are compatable with other tank occupants, how large they will grow, what kind of food it requires etc. Can help to save you $ in the LFS! I have steered clear of a few species that would not survive with the help of this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Marine Fishes: 500+
    Great reference for determining which fish will fit well into your aquarium, ease of keeping, feeding, and compatability with others. A must have reference for looking up those fish at the LFS. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Fish    2. Fish & Aquariums    3. Marine Life    4. Marine aquarium fishes    5. Marine aquariums    6. Nature    7. Nature/Ecology    8. Pets    9. Fishes & aquaria   


    17. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders (Audubon Society Field Guide)
    by Knopf
    Turtleback (12 November, 1980)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 0394507630
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    There are about 100,000 kinds of insects in North America, so obviously they can't have a field guide in the same way the 650 species of birds do: something both portable and complete. The National Audubon Society has produced a remarkably useful compromise. This guide has photographs and descriptions of 550 insect species and 60 kinds of spiders. Most of the families of arthropods on the continent are covered, as are all of the most common species. It's a very useful resource for any North American naturalist, and the best choice for an adult who is not an expert entomologist. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Guide
    This Is a field guide and it is a good one, you may not be able to ID what you are looking at but you can narrow it down for further research. I use this with two other books one on spiders and one on dragonflys and have been able to ID everthing pretty easyly

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic For A "Guide"
    I bought this book because I am a photographer with a growing interest in spiders and insects, and I need to know what my subjects are.Before I bought this book, I mostly did Internet research to try to find the exact species.Since I'm not an entomologist or arachnologist, I'm sure you can imagine that my search words often weren't very effective (for example, brown spider in California).Now that I have this book, IDing spiders and insects is much easier.I'm not saying that everything I take a picture of is in here; in fact, the exact species often aren't.But most of the time I can narrow it down to the point where further research is much more successful.This book also explains the correct terminology, which is extremely helpful when searching online or in other books.I know a lot of people out there are disappointed because this book is missing so many species.But honestly, they should have known better than to expect a small FIELD GUIDE to contain so much.If you're looking for a complete encyclopedia of insects or spiders, this book will very disappointing.But if you're looking for a GUIDE (i.e., you're an amateur and you just need to be pointed in the right direction), then you should find this book extremely helpful.

    3-0 out of 5 stars For beginners only
    I found this book to be overly broad, which should not have surprised me, given the subject.
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    Subjects:  1. Arachnida    2. Entomology    3. Identification    4. Insects    5. Insects & Spiders    6. Nature    7. Nature/Ecology    8. North America    9. Spiders    10. Animals    11. Nature / Insects & Spiders   


    18. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
    by Knopf
    Turtleback (29 April, 2003)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 067945120X
    Sales Rank: 3121
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars My field guide of choice
    At one time I owned nearly every field guide availible on North American birds. I have since gotten rid of all of them and kept only this one because it far exceeds the others. Enough said.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth the bux!
    Admittedly I'm an amateur bird watcher, so I don't speak from a great amount of experience, but I did have certain expectations as to the quality and quantity of information to be found in this book.Both have been completely met.The layout is intuitive and the illustrations clear and informative.The size lends itself to slipping in an outside field-jacket pocket and the binding and covers seem rugged enough for many years of use....good show!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Beginners
    Unlike a lot of 'beginner guides,' this book shows very accurately what birds actually look like - from multiple points of view.The drawings are exquisite, and are more accurate than photos - a photo shows only 1 bird at one point in time; a drawing allows an artist to convey the total bird, eccentuating some features and dulling others for more easy identification. Additionally, descriptions are great, detailing habitat, range, commonality, nesting habits, and more. This fairly small book can be brought on day hikes, and also on some backpacking trips, depending on conditions.Realistically the best and only guide most people in the east will need. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Birds    2. Birds & Birdwatching - General    3. Birds & Birdwatching - Guides    4. Identification    5. Nature    6. Nature/Ecology    7. North America    8. Nature / Birds & Birdwatching   


    19. Grayson
    by Knopf
    Hardcover (01 August, 2006)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 0307264548
    Sales Rank: 3752
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Endearing Ocean Story
    What an endearing story about the ocean.As an avid SCUBA diver, I loved the idea of a baby whale following a swimmer along the coast because it lost its mother.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A book for everyone
    This is a great book.Easy to read and it paints a beautiful story of one woman's experience.I could not put it down and wanted to read the end first to see what happened.I passed it on to my husband, 11 year old son and 14 year old daughter.It is a nice book with a nice story.Not too many of those books out there now.Will make a great gift for anyone who loves to read.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Take a pass on this one
    The idea behind this book was a good one and the reason that I purchased it in the first place.The opportunity to swim with a baby whale in the wild is something many of us only dream about, yet Ms. Cox got to experience it firsthand and it makes sense that she would want to share that story.Unfortunately, this book does not get the job done.It is so poorly written that I had to force myself to keep turning the pages.I kept hoping that maybe I just needed to get used to her writing style, but there is no style... it's just written badly.The narration is often choppy, the paragraphs don't flow, and much of the detail about the ocean seems a bit over the top.As one other reviewer put it, it's as if every detail of her every swim in the ocean was combined into that one day.Not very realistic. If you are going to enjoy this book at all, perhaps a little suspension of disbelief is in order.Whole sections are just plain boring, and to add insult to injury, the illustration on the front of the book is not that of a gray whale (the species that Cox swims with in the book).It's a sperm whale.A small thing, yes, and a decision made probably more for marketing purposes than out of ignorance, but it still serves to make the overall package even less honest or appealing. After plodding through about half the book, I finally quit and returned it for a full refund.Save your money. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1957-    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. California    4. Cox, Lynne,    5. Fishes    6. Marine Life    7. Marine Mammals    8. Nature    9. Nature/Ecology    10. Personal Memoirs    11. Santa Catalina Island    12. Swimming    13. Women    14. Nature / General   


    20. A Passion for Steelhead (Masters on the Fly series)
    by Wild River Press
    Hardcover (31 August, 2006)
    list price: $59.95 -- our price: $37.77
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    Isbn: 0974642711
    Sales Rank: 9259
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    Subjects:  1. Fish    2. Fishing - General    3. Fishing Sports    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Fishing, angling    7. Sports & Recreation / Fishing   


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