An informative and eye-catching reference book for beginner and intermediate backyard bird enthusiasts
The Backyard Birdwatcher’s Bible is that rare type of book, one that is as packed with information as it is pleasing to look at. The latest in a successful line of “bibles,” following The Beekeeper’s Bible and TheBotanical Bible, this new volume has the broadest appeal yet. An elegant aesthetic is paired with practical tips on identifying, attracting, and caring for backyard birds, as well as crafting bird-friendly gardens and bird houses. With additional sections focused on everything from the bird life cycle to bird behavior, symbolism, and meaning in art, this authoritative book is brimming with engaging answers to all of your birdwatching questions.
Paul Sterry is the author and illustrator of more than 50 natural history books, including Warblers of North America, Life-size Birds, and The Complete Guide to British Birds. Having trained as a zoologist, Paul has been a wildlife photographer, rewilding expert, and passionate conservationist for 40 years.
Christopher Perrins is Emeritis Fellow of Field Ornithology at the University of Oxford, and Her Majesty's Warden of the Swans since 1993. He has won a number of awards for his lifelong service to ornithology, including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Medal, and is a fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union. Christopher is the author of several books, including Collins New Generation Guide to Birds and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds.
Sonya Patel Ellis is a writer, editor, and artist. The focus of her work is to explore the interconnectivity between nature, art, and culture. She has collaborated on a number of natural history projects, and her latest book is The Botanical Bible.
Dominic Couzens is an expert bird guide and author. He has published numerous books on natural history, specializing in birds and mammals, including Extreme Birds, Atlas of Rare Birds, The Secret Lives of Puffins, and Top 100 Birding Sites of the World. He travels widely for writing and speaking, and his website is www.birdwords.co.uk.
This hip and handy guide helps you learn the science behind blue skies, sun dogs, and the solar eclipse, and shows you how to observe nocturnal wonders such as lunar halos, Martian ice caps, and far-off galaxies. Fifty celestial phenomena come to life with expert tips from astrophysicist Sarah Barker and stylish illustrations by Maria Nilsson. Any explorer can become an adept observer with their guidance, and more ambitious stargazers will be able to discover more distant sights with the help of binoculars, a telescope, or a local astronomy group. With a glow-in-the-dark cover, 50 Things to See in the Sky is a perfect complement to your next camping expedition and a wonderful gift for anyone who marvels at what lies in our celestial sphere.