Bird-lore

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Macmillan Company, 1903
Vols. 7-36 include the Society's reports, 1905-34.
 

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Էջ 112 - A magazine devoted to nature, and illustrated by colored photography. It Is the only periodical in the world which publishes pictures of birds, animals, insects, flowers, plants, etc., in natural colors. Eight full-page plates each month. "Certainly no periodical, and probably no book on birds ever found anything like such favor with the public as 'Birds and Nature.
Էջ 182 - JlMi^M^BHBUBBBi^^^^^ |HE NATURE LIBRARY is the only group of books on natural history that gives scientifically accurate information in simple, narrative style, and in a way that makes it equally available for studious reference or casual entertainment. It represents the first attempt made to illustrate a work of such magnitude and importance with direct photographic reproductions of living subjects of the animal, bird, fish, insect, and floral worlds in their native conditions. Additional to this...
Էջ 145 - The Sparrow Hawk is almost exclusively insectivorous except when insect food is difficult to obtain. In localities where grasshoppers and crickets are abundant these hawks congregate, often in moderate-sized flocks, and gorge themselves continuously. Rarely do they touch any other form of food until, either by the advancing season or other natural causes, the grasshopper crop is so lessened that their hunger can not be appeased without undue exertion. Then other kinds of insects and other forms of...
Էջ 40 - This book contains sketches of bird-life in the middle west by one of the country's closest students of nature. The author takes his readers afield with him and puts them in close touch with the birds of lakeside, woodland and prairie. "Mr. Clark has found an astonishing variety of birds and is a mighty hunter — with the opera glass.
Էջ 74 - If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Էջ 180 - ... the orchard and nurseries, gliding silently across the meadows or encircling the stacks of grain in search of mice and insects. Thousands upon thousands of mice of different kinds thus fall victims to their industry. Their economic relations, therefore, are of the greatest importance, particularly on account of the abundance of the species in many of the farming districts, and whoever destroys them through ignorance or prejudice should be severely condemned" (Fisher, Hawks and Owls, 166-173).
Էջ 128 - Baldwin happily terms it, that gives to birds the numerous chances for new accidental opportunities, as we may call them — stepping-stones on the road of deduction, to some new and higher expression of psychic power. Every-day accidents in the search for food may be instantly seized upon by the quick perception of birds and turned to good account. Birds had early learned to take clams or muscles in their beaks or claws at low tide, and carry them out of the reach of the water, so that at the death...
Էջ 108 - Pocket edition, pp. 66, cloth, with chart showing Migration of Birds. New edition, entirely rewritten, enlarged, and including 145 birds, both land and water. The object of this little book is to furnish those who may be interested in making the acquaintance of wild birds with a simple letter of introduction to one hundred interesting birds.
Էջ 112 - New edition, entirely rewritten, enlarged, and including 145 birds, both land and water. The object of this little book is to furnish those who may be interested in making the acquaintance of wild birds with a simple letter of introduction to one hundred interesting birds. as BIRDS AND NATURE PICTURES. "These pictures are so natural that it almost seems as If the creature represented is going to start out of the page and escape."— Chicago Ktcord- Herald.
Էջ 41 - Devoted to the study of Nature in her varied aspects — of the Rocks, the Birds, the Flowers, and all the multitude of living things that crawl or swim, or walk or fly.

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