The Stokes Purple Martin Book

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316817028
Format: PDF
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Copiously illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full-color photographs, this large paperback books contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to attract, identify, and understand purple martins to their backyard.

The Purple Martin

Author: Robin W. Doughty
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292716155
Format: PDF, Kindle
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One of the surest harbingers of spring is the return of Purple Martins to the houses that people put up across the United States to attract these companionable birds. The bustle of courting, rearing nestlings, and fledging young martins fills the summer months, until approaching autumn lures the martins to their winter range in South America. Then human landlords refurbish their martin houses and wait for another round of this much-anticipated yearly cycle. Robin Doughty and Rob Fergus here present a concise natural history of the bird and its centuries-long companionship with people. They discuss the martin's scientific classification and names, its migration and range, and its family life. They relate stories of how Native Americans and European colonists attracted Purple Martins and how Americans throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries helped martins survive the loss of natural nesting sites by providing houses for them.

Stoll s Purple Martin Book

Author: Victor Stoll
Publisher: V. Stoll
ISBN: 9780615278544
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What every purple martin landlord needs to know. This book describes how to attact, manage, and take care of your Purple Martins. The book is written by Victor Stoll, who has the largest purple martin colony in America.

Making Birdhouses

Author: Gladstone Califf
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486154203
Format: PDF, Docs
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Easy-to-follow instructions include diagrams for everything from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. 56 plates; 4 figures.

Attracting Butterflies Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968889
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explains how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the backyard garden by creating an ideal habitat and provides a field guide to the sixteen hummingbird species and seventy-five common butterfly species that make North America their home.

Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594745137
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The #1 New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

The Sibley Guide to Trees

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Publisher: Knopf
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.