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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America (Paperback)

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New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with our million-sellingField Guide to the Birds of North America. Now, to better serve the expanding market, we’ve customized our field-guide format to offer unique coverage for birders east or west of the Rocky Mountains. These new volumes deliver in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in the specified area, with illustrated accounts of the different plumages and life stages, along with hundreds of color-coded range maps.Unique features set these guides apart from the competition and promise to win a new generation of readers: A full-color visual index, printed on the inside covers, makes the content accessible visually a real boon to beginning and intermediate birders. Annotated artwork highlights birds’ key physical features, making identification easier. Thumb-tabs help readers find information fast. Durable covers stand up to outdoor use, with integrated quick-reference flaps that double as place-markers.Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America details 619 species and contains 560 new range maps, plus illustrated accounts for 85 casual and accidental birds and an appendix listing 70 rarities.
Building on the National Geographics' The Field Guide to the Birds of North America (5th edition, 2006), which they coauthored, Dunn and Alderfer present general identification information, annotated color illustrations, and accounts of every species found east of the Rocky Mountains. The regional guide includes range maps, a visual index, thumbtabs, and lists of rarities from Western North America and as far afield as Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Number of Pages: 431
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Birds
Series Title: National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2008
TCIN: 11797297
UPC: 9781426203305
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-2890
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