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*The eBook   * The paperback   *This Website

The complete ebook is available -- Click here -- for less than the price of an
duster Ostrich Feather Duster

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A paperback is also available.  Image.  Another.   For the paperback, Click here.
Both ebook and paperback have full-color photos, one for each of the 30 birds, a beautiful portrait heading each chapter.

At the same time, this website, which contains portions of the ebook, grows periodically (slowly) through sequential postings.

See Additional postings/Notifications for further details about the website.

If the postings here are not sufficient to whet your appetite, see the
Extended Table of Contents in the Addendum

for a summary of what the entire book contains, chapter by chapter.

The reviews are in:

"Quite an amazing production!", "It is a great read!", "I love it!",
"love the feel of free range authorship", "What a great read!", "thoroughly enjoyed it!", "infectious!", "epic!"

A book about biodiversity, but also a book about American, indeed North American, diversity.

ebook note for beginners:
Download a free app for your Android, iOS, Mac, PC, or other web device. This will enable you to read any Kindle ebook on literally any device. No need to transfer or convert files. Everything is automatically reconfigured to the size of your screen, something this website also does, as you see if you are viewing on your mobile phone or tablet.
Here is the link to these apps: Free. Further guidance: Guide.

Not your usual website, is this?

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Table of Contents

For name of bird treated in each chapter, click Random Footnotes.      See Photo Credits for all photo artists exhibited in book.
Front matter  [here now]
Preface  [here now]
1 / Irresistible Lemmon  [here now]
Arizona mountain paradise, internment camp, hitchhiking.
2 / Above and Above  [here now]
High, high in the Rockies.
3 / Masked Sibilicide  [here now]
And on a key named Hospital!
4 / On the Border   [1st para]
Rio Grande crossing.
5 / Visiting Nobility     [1st para]
Whiskers, Distance, Delaware, enjoyment.
6 / Walking on Water
Saint Peter, pelagic zone, Texaco mugs, lamps.
7 / Contented Hog    [1st para]
In the desert, naked as the day I was born.
8 / Restricted Diet    [1st para]
Cold German wisdom, tribes, Apples, Everglades quest.
9 / Marineland
Palos Verde.
10 / Carderock    [1st para]
C & O Canal -- and computing.
11 / Valhalla    [1st para]
High, high in the sky. Always.
12 / Hammering
Yorkshire, Orange, drumming.
13 / Penelope  [here now] [New!]
California, New Jersey, wife of Odysseus.
14 / Bahamas Bird
Sunshine state's interior, mandibulation, Alexander Skutch.
15 / Burrow Bird
Oceanic, hole in the ground, Pacific.
16 / Percy Bysshe
Neighbor to the North. The devil fired three shots. Hawaii.
17 / Pawnee
Flat Colorado, auriculars, 4 million flock, not Hotspur.
18 / On the Rocks
Email aid, Purple possibility, pair bonding. Elliot (cows). Theosophy.
19 / Marathon    [1st para]
Dentist's drill, airport habitat, parallel perching, nights out.
20 / Well Loved
Tiny cousin to a giant, big-city park, 80% fall, "brood reducer."
21 / Alas, Lost Cousin
1 flock 2bn, Martha-last, Incas-last, cabaret act, Kendall, Monks, genome.
22 / Bombay Hook
Boompies, supercilium, Siberia, CCC, migrant catastrophe.
23 / Back Bay    [1st para]
Notorious jursidiction, classy shorebird, French diet, candlesticks, oil.
24 / Unexpected Popup
Hiawatha, beavers, U.P., Connecticut, Audubon and family of scientists.
25 / Presidio    [1st para]
Searching for Quail Commons, Baird, Cassin, Lawrence, Fighting Fred.
26 / Little Creek
Arctic to Equator, cosmic rays.
27 / Tiger Creek
Walk-in-the-Water Rd, scrub, shape-shifter, procoracoid foramen
28 / Taxonomic Birding    [1st para]
Names and names, Linnaeus (6 names), Nominalism, digging wells.
29 / Deceiving Appearance
Soft-shell crabs, baby seal eyeballs, gouging whales, 1664, Sotterly.
30 / Florida Canyon    [here now] [Brand New!!]
Skutch again, Dr Jenkins, in Florida but not in Florida, rufous pileum, C.R.
Addendum*  [here now]
Additional postings/Notifications  [here now] (Our What's New page)
Horseshoe crabs, chewing with your legs, Blue-blood Harvest, Moonbird.
Afterword  [here now]
Photo Credits  [here now]
Random Footnotes   [here now]
Special note: For a listing of chapters that includes each bird's name, click on Random Footnotes.
* includes author profile
** in ebook and paperback only

One last thing:
Hardy has published a new book, this one about China.

Click image to view on Amazon

Just as with the book here, there's a companion website: chinagreenlake.com
China Green Lake: Reflections from the Surface of China by Hardy Wieting, Jr
people often incorrectly spell it Weiting

   Birds treated, but not featured (see Photo Credits):