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Bateman's Backyard Birds

Bateman, Robert (Book - 2005)
Bateman's Backyard Birds
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Featuring dramatic, detailed, and scientifically accurate color illustrations by the acclaimed wildlife artist Robert Bateman, this beautiful book is written on a level that can be enjoyed by older children as well as by adults who are newcomers to bird watching. The book opens on an autobiographical note, describing how, at the age of eight, the author stopped to watch a chickadee's gymnastics in a hedge. As an adult, Bateman has sketched and painted birds in every corner of the world, and has developed deep insights into bird habitats, behavior, and survival skills. This book's stunning illustrations, supplemented with descriptive notes, show a variety of familiar birds in their natural settings. Readers who study these vivid illustrations of the black-capped chickadee, the nuthatch, the downy woodpecker, the sparrow, the cardinal, the robin, and other species will come to see these fascinating birds in a new light. The more than 65 color illustrations, supplemented with simple, direct text and interesting sidebars, make this unusual volume the perfect introduction to birding for nature lovers of all ages.
Authors: Bateman, Robert, 1930-
Title: Bateman's backyard birds
Publisher: New York : Barron's Educational Series ; Toronto, Ont. : Madison Press, 2005
Characteristics: 47 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Robert Bateman with Ian Coutts ; consultation by Nancy Kovacs
Additional Contributors: Coutts, Ian K. (Ian Kenneth), 1948-
Alternate Title: Backyard birds
ISBN: 9780764158827
0764158821
Branch Call Number: j 598 B328b 2005
Subject Headings: Bird watching Juvenile literature Birds Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Bird watching
Birds
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Canadian wildlife artist Bateman offers an engaging introduction to birds and birding in a handsome, large-format book illustrated with his paintings.


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