| ISBN 9780307957894 A handsome and cleverly designed book - sumptuous in the hard cover edition. - … Birders and nonbirders alike! Free shipping . There is no better way than to browse through David Allen Sibley’s new book, What It’s Like to Be a Bird." —The Birder's Library"A fascinating work that fulfills its goal to 'give readers some sense of what it’s like to be a bird' . A sprightly, information-packed encyclopedia of bird behavior. David Allen Sibley: What It’s Like to Be A Bird - 92Y, New York What lifts it into the realm of art is Sibley’s illustrations—330 of them, many life-size. DAVID ALLEN SIBLEY is the author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including The Sibley Guide to Birds. David Sibley’s exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. The young birder decided he wanted to "see" birds so he got a job with a company that let him travel the world with the opportunity to "see" birds. This is not just another birdwatching guide. What It’s Like To Be a Bird By David Allen Sibley Knopf, 2020 Renowned ornithologist David Allen Sibley adapts the title of his new book What It’s Like To Be a Bird from a famous 1974 … In What It’s Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. Any special biologic or behavioural features, if mentioned at all, serve only towards the compulsive need for naming, as if it were some sort of conquest. The American robin with a rust-red Dickensian waistcoat; a martial, copper-feathered red-tailed hawk perched watchful along a country road—these and all the birds celebrated in What It’s Like to Be a Bird seem ready to take flight." In this book Sibley has collected the ornithologists' research and distilled it into a book for youth and adults to enjoy. The world still has mysteries and I am very grateful for that. It's trivia and this book is full of it -- but its trivia selected and beautifully illustrated by one of the great birders. In What It''s Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. . This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. There is no better way than to browse through David Allen Sibley’s new book, What It’s Like to Be a Bird.” —Nancy Gilson, The Columbus Dispatch“You’ll want to linger on each page to enjoy Sibley’s illustrations . 00:44:12 - Awhile back my sister Suzanne called me. . Birds don’t brag about having keener vision than humans, though many species have two fuvea, or focal points, in each eye which enable the bird to focus in more closely and in more detail on its prey and its … … In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. He is the author and illustrator of what is the most popular field guide in North America, and the one simply known by his name – The Sibley Guide, now in its second edition. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. It’s called “What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing–What Birds Are Doing, and Why,” and that was the subject of my conversation with David. $8.56. And then there’s the art—lots and lots of it. The blue colored birds you see aren't blue. —Publishers Weekly. Additional information on each species was also given as an appendix. Please try again. . While its … The illustrations are excellent and as paintings, can often capture detail better than photographs. The cross referencing also makes looking up information easy. Appropriate for general readers as well as bird experts, and it is perfectly suitable for young readers . A sprightly, information-packed encyclopedia of bird behavior. Please try again. I know there are people out there who are obsessed with the detail that an ornithologist or hardcore birder would study.....and that's fine but there are myriads of books and papers out there to cover every topic. Wholly engaging, What It's Like to be a Bird is a feast for the mind and, thanks to Sibley's gorgeous illustrations, the eye. What It’s Like to Be a Bird gives Sibley’s artwork ample room to spread its wings . Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 8, 2020. Appropriate for general readers as well as bird experts, and it is perfectly suitable for young readers . —Nancy Gilson, The Columbus Dispatch"You'll want to linger on each page to enjoy Sibley's illustrations . Did you know that a Surf Scoter can swollow a clam and then digest it in its stomach? He has contributed to Smithsonian, Science, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, BirdWatching, and North American Birds, and to The New… More about David Allen Sibley, “Lingering over every page of What It’s Like to Be a Bird, this is what can be seen: The book’s beauty mirrors the beauty of birds it describes so marvelously.” —NPR“Any new Sibley book is an event . There's a problem loading this menu right now. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. I preordered this beautiful book, but I was hoping for a book that really delves into cognitive function in birds and their inner and outer lives. Book excerpt: David Allen Sibley's "What It's Like to Be a Bird". . Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2020. As it… What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides), Hardcover – Illustrated, April 14, 2020, Knopf; Illustrated edition (April 14, 2020), Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2020. Having painted them all in every possible plumage permutation, evenly lighted and in profile, Mr. Sibley’s joy in creating chiaroscuro tableaux of birds feeding, flying and tending their young is palpable . This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the … "Lingering over every page of What It's Like to Be a Bird, this is what can be seen: The book's beauty mirrors the beauty of birds it describes so marvelously." What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing–What Birds Are Doing, and Why is a natural addition to Sibley’s publication list. . . Having painted them all in every possible plumage permutation, evenly lighted and in profile, Mr. Sibley’s joy in creating chiaroscuro tableaux of birds feeding, flying and tending their young is palpable . [His] exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life.” —Birdwatching“Gorgeous art and fascinating information come together here. The American robin with a rust-red Dickensian waistcoat; a martial, copper-feathered red-tailed hawk perched watchful along a country road—these and all the birds celebrated in What It’s Like to Be a Bird seem ready to take flight.” —Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle“An afternoon with this sprawling volume on my lap was a lovely way to tolerate a day of social distancing . Unlike his earlier, more encyclopedic guide to bird life, this book capitalizes on Sibley… In What It’s Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. Sibley Guide to Birds, Paperback by Sibley, David Allen, Like New Used, Free ... $29.99. . Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2020, I like this book and recommend it -- as long as you understand what you are getting. David has a … Sibley's new book, What It's Like To Be a Bird, is out this week. Almost gone. This special large-format volume is geared as much to non-birders as it is to the … It is not a book to read linearly, but to skip around as your interest takes you. Sibley Guide to Birds, Paperback by Sibley… There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. . As a birder of 60 years' experience, and occasionally professional bird guide and wildlife surveyed, I was delighted with What's It Like to be a Bird and think it may prove to be the best North American bird book of 2020. . —Birdwatching"Gorgeous art and fascinating information come together here. Apr 14, 2020 There was a problem loading your book clubs. And then there’s the art—lots and lots of it. Wonderful and wonder-filled. The structure of feathers, how can birds harmonize with themselves, why don’t their feet freeze, are Bald eagles really bald? She was excited because a pair of mourning doves had nested on an upstairs window ledge of her house. I bought this for my 13 year old daughter who is very keen on nature and birds. Tuesday, December 8, 2020; Exhibit of original art from "What it's like to be a bird" - Canton, MA. . Unable to add item to List. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. Something went wrong. In What It’s Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. Titmice are small songbirds related to … . It's boring and tedious even if some important discovery is made. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the … It may the best single book about birds ever. The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition (Sibley Guides), Sibley's Birding Basics: How to Identify Birds, Using the Clues in Feathers, Habitats, Behaviors, and Sounds (Sibley Guides), Sibley Birds West: Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition (Sibley Guides), DAVID ALLEN SIBLEY is the author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including. . [Readers] will emerge with a deeper appreciation of birds, and of what observable behaviors can reveal about animals’ lives." —Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle"An afternoon with this sprawling volume on my lap was a lovely way to tolerate a day of social distancing . Since Sibley’s birds are mostly North American, there is little overlap. (I do, however, wish it had a good index. The species sections provide a framework on which Sibley has hung notes and observations -- comments about things that have appealed to him. . . . The organization makes it easy to pick up and read whatever strikes your fancy, while the depth of information means that anyone can learn a great deal. —NPR"Any new Sibley book is an event . . David Sibley is … . If anyone has ever been to an AOU meeting you'll know what he meant....I've sat through lectures based on pages of data collected by ornithologists over years to prove or disprove some point. Virtual event: Master Class for 92Y - What It’s Like to Be A Bird. There are three distinct sections: a detailed introduction that also acts as an index, the portfolio of birds that includes artwork and short essays, and brief summaries of each bird … This special, large-format volume is geared to non-birders and accomplished … ), Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2020. Friday, December 11, 2020; Canton; Most popular products. As the world’s bird population shrinks, it is helpful and even inspiring to learn as much as possible about the amazing feathered creatures that share our planet. This artful, intelligent, informative, and highly entertaining work builds onto the foundation Sibley has established with his Guide to Bird Life and Behavior (2001), Birding Basics (2002), and the second edition of Guide to Birds (2016), so magnificent in design and content. . . . . While its … I've been birding for 60+ years and still found some interesting new facts in this book. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Every page has dozens of hyperlinks. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2020. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds–blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees–it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. ‘What It’s Like To Be A Bird’ by David Sibley. [His] exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life." Buy, Apr 14, 2020 As the world’s bird population shrinks, it is helpful and even inspiring to learn as much as possible about the amazing feathered creatures that share our planet. Please try your request again later. . . In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. —Julie Zickefoose, The Wall Street Journal"Simply gorgeous . In a spring shadowed by the darker mysteries of nature, Sibley’s book is a welcome occasion to connect with the more pleasing puzzle of what our feathered friends are up to.” —Danny Heitman, The Christian Science Monitor“After years of rushing to his indispensable field guides for sure resolution of any bird or tree ID conundrum, I’m delighted to find David Allen Sibley stretching his considerable artistic and literary wings . While its … Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. . . . This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. Chan asked whether he wanted to get out and "see" birds or to be an ornithologist, a scientist that studies particular bird traits in a university or government setting. This was an informative and interesting book covering the full range of bird structure and behaviour, but instead of the traditional chapter headings based on anatomical features, each aspect is illustrated by reference to a relevant species. What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why by David Allen Sibley is a beautiful and informative introduction to North American birds. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Together, these works, if studied with care, can relatively quickly transform an interested novice into a knowledgeable avian investigator. . Captured in pencil and gouache, Sibley’s birds are as scientifically accurate as Peterson’s or Audubon’s, but less static, more alive . Beautiful, but not as detailed as I had hoped, Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2020. Please try again. The short entries, usually three to a page, are excellently chosen and written in simple language, accessible to the non-birder or child, but interesting and often new for many, many experienced birders. Expect to be surprised at the mental and physical capabilities of birds.” —Julie Zickefoose, The Wall Street Journal“Simply gorgeous . All that makes this book attractive to anyone even remotely interested in birds.” —The Birder’s Library“A fascinating work that fulfills its goal to ‘give readers some sense of what it’s like to be a bird’ . David Allen Sibley will describe his observations of our familiar backyard birds that are highlighted in his new book “What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, … . While its focus is on familiar backyard birds--blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees--it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. I found it wonderful how many times he had to admit that "no one knows why" yet. It decodes the behavior of sparrows, robins, finches, pigeons and other common birds people might spot out their windows as … Illustrator and birder David Allen Sibley has become internationally renowned for his series of field guides capturing the … El autor es conocido por sus guías para aves pero en este libro se concentra en las particularidades de las aves: su reproducción, migración, comportamiento, etc. If you love birds, you'll love this book." A renowned author-illustrator of bird field guides, Sibley is a top bird expert. Most field guides go through an extensive list of species, with the sole goal of identifying them. In What It’s Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. What It’s Like to Be a Bird gives Sibley’s artwork ample room to spread its wings . . 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