"You make think it's nice, and you may think it's weird, but beware of the man with a bird in his beard." So begins a ridiculous saga, a love story which includes 30+ portraits of men with beards and the birds who love them. Color in the beard strands (which are like spaghetti in many of the pictures) and the intricate feathers of the many different birds, or just enjoy the silly rhymes about a love gone wrong, due to overzealous bird care. This book appeals to all ages, though the coloring is probably too detailed for young children. Featuring actual portraits of real men with beards, including: 1.Matt Krueger (with a Lazuli Bunting in his beard) 2.Evan Skov (with generic birds in his car) 3.Victorio Piva (with a Falcon on his hand) 4.Mark Kesserich (with Barn Swallows in his beard) 5.Alex Bledsoe (holding an Owl) 6.Junior Jr. (with a Bird of Paradise) 7.Bryce Ziegler (with a Song Sparrow in his beard) 8.R.J. Dietrich (with Parrots and Alex the Cat) 9.Mike Mutant Goggles (with a Red Breasted Nuthatch) 10.Parisse Atkinson (with a choir of Swallows on his arm) 11. Jeffrey Ksul (with Hummingbirds) 12. Ben Boyce (feeding Great Herron chicks from his mouth) 13. Andrew Ettinger (with a Finch in his beard) 14. Matt Evans (with an Owlet) 15. Michael Van Vleet (with a living Robin, and a dead Robin) 16. Brian D. Marohn (hugging a Sage Grouse) 17. Marcelo Moraes (with Chickens) 18. John Francis (with lots of Chickens) 19. Dwayne Fry (with a Turkey) 20. Sean Downing (with a Marsh Wren) 21. Chris Wagoner (with a Western Bluebird and a Gambel's Quail) 22. Fellipe Santos (with Hanging Parrots) 23. Michael Mortensen (with a Penguin) 24. Bob Lee (with a Hummingbird) 25. Buck Samuel Dollars (with Storks) 26. Dan Constein (with a Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker) 27. Professor Batty (with a Peace Dove) 28. Jon Anders Ofjord (with a Swan) 29. Ryan Rysewyk (with a Gouldian Finch) 30. Charlie Kukuri (with Ostriches) 31. Marc Losenegger (with a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak) 32. Chris Hoppe (with Doves flying around his bike) 33. Z. Marohn (with an American Kestrel on her hand)
The vastly diverse and complex ecosystems in Europe are the permanent or temporary home of over 870 species. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 130 familiar, widespread species and includes information on attracting, feeding and creating safe habitats for birds to avoid predation and nest. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information for novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.
Can you name the birds you're feeding in your backyard? Eastern Backyard Birds is the essential pocket-sized, folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast living in the eastern USA (east of the 100th Meridian). Created and printed in the USA and updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated species selection, this beautifully illustrated guide helps to identify over 140 familiar species and includes instructions on attracting and feeding backyard birds. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide will conveniently fold to fit into your pocket. Perfect for observing your backyard feeder guests or those species out on the trail.
Breastfeeding is a major public health issue. Breast milk provides all the nutrients a baby needs for their first six months. Research studies also show that breastfeeding doesn't just help to protect infants from infection, but has other benefits such as reducing obesity and can help protect mothers from some diseases in later life.
Breastfeeding rates are low, however, and women need the support of their midwives and health visitors when beginning breastfeeding and throughout their child's infancy. This This evidence-based new edition addresses all the updated UNICEF UK BFI Best Practice Standards for Higher Education Institutions outcomes to ensure that students are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively promote and support breastfeeding mothers. It discusses:
Suitable for both pre-registration midwifery students and health professionals undertaking continuing professional development, Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers is designed to aid learning. The chapters include specific learning outcomes linked to the Baby Friendly standards, key fact boxes, clinical scenarios and activities.
In nature there exist three main types of biotic interactions between individuals of different species: competition, predation, and mutualism. All three exert powerful selection pressures, and all three shape communities. However, the question of how important interspecific competition in nature really is remains controversial and unresolved. This book provides a critical and exhaustive review of the topic. Although the examples are limited mostly to birds (interspecific competition and community structure have been exhaustively studied in this animal group, and a lot of experimental data are available), the conclusions reached have a far broader relevance to population ecologists in general. The book reasons that the coexistence of species is the result of both past and presently on-going interspecific competition. Furthermore, understanding the importance of interspecific competition in natural systems will be increasingly important when modelling the effects of climate change on populations.
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