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Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them

By Sharon Beals, Introduction by Scott Weidensaul, Foreword by Jack Dumbacher, and Maureen Flannery


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Sharon Beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, these birds' nests from around the world offer astonishing insight into the intricate detail wrought by nature's most fastidious architects. Lovely images of nests and eggs are set against rich black backgrounds, and are accompanied by fascinating and informative portraits—conveyed through words and illustrations—of the birds that built them. A beautiful volume, Nests is the perfect gift for birders, bird lovers, and anyone captivated by the fleeting and fascinating splendor of the natural world.

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Size: 9 x 9 in;
Pages: 120 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: March 2011
ISBN: 9780811877589
ISBN10: 811877582
Award-winning photographer Sharon Beals is author of several books. She lives in San Francisco.

Author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul has written more than two dozen books on natural history.

Jack Dumbacher and Maureen Flannery are ornithologists at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

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