The Bird s Nest Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Bird s Nest

  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551999494

The Bird s Nest Excerpt :

A brilliant, haunting exploration of madness. Elizabeth is, to all appearances, an ordinary, even unremarkable girl. She works an ordinary job, lives with her aunt, and sustains herself with the money she inherited from her aunt. It’s not until chronic pain leads her to a psychiatrist that it becomes clear that there isn’t only one Elizabeth – there are four distinct personalities at work, each with their own attitudes and goals. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Bird Builds a Nest Book

Bird Builds a Nest

  • Author : Martin Jenkins
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763693466

Bird Builds a Nest Excerpt :

Basic concepts of physics are introduced through the story of a bird making her nest.

Nests Book


  • Author : Susan Ogilvy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-10-07
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241481721

Nests Excerpt :

An exquisitely illustrated, one-of-a-kind celebration of the hidden beauty of nature and the ingenuity of birds Susan Ogilvy started painting bird nests almost by accident. One day, while tidying up her garden after a storm, she found a chaffinch nest - a strange, sodden lump on the grass under a fir tree. She carried it inside and placed it on a newspaper; over the next few hours, as the water drained out of it, the sodden lump blossomed into a mossy jewel. She was amazed, and dropped everything to make a painting of the nest at exact life size. This was the start of an obsession; Ogilvy has since painted more than fifty bird nests from life, each time marvelling at its ingenious construction. Every species of bird has its own vernacular, but sources its materials - most commonly twigs, roots, grasses, reeds, leaves, moss, lichen, hair, feathers and cobwebs, less usually, mattress stuffing and string - according to local availability. Ogilvy would, of course, never disturb nesting birds; instead she relies upon serendipity, which is why all her nests have either been abandoned after fulfilling their purpose, or displaced by strong winds. Although Nests showcases the specimens she has found near her homes in Somerset and on the Isle of Arran, its subject matter is by no means only British, since these same birds can be found all over Europe, Scandinavia and as far afield as Russia, Turkey and North Africa. This wondrous book is all the more special for its rarity. Few modern books exist specifically on the subject of bird nests; the most recent among the author's reference works was published in 1932. Exquisitely designed and packaged, Nests will be an essential addition to the libraries of all nature lovers.

Egg   Nest Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Egg Nest

  • Author : Rosamond Wolff Purcell
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 0674031725

Egg Nest Excerpt :

Purcell captures the diverse beauty, quirkiness and allure of eggs and the remarkable resourcefulness of birds, focusing on the intricacy of nests and the aesthetic perfection of bird eggs.--Kurt Shaw, "Pittsburgh Tribune Review."

The Girl with the Bird s Nest Hair Book

The Girl with the Bird s Nest Hair

  • Author : Sarah Dyer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Children's stories
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 140880218X

The Girl with the Bird s Nest Hair Excerpt :

A delightful cautionary tale about hairbrushing as one girl's love of birds becomes something of a major problem

Birds Make Nests Book

Birds Make Nests

  • Author : Michael Garland
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Release Date : 2017-01-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823437955

Birds Make Nests Excerpt :

An illustrated introduction to where birds make their homes, all across the globe. Birds make many kinds of nests in many kinds of places, to keep their eggs safe and to raise their chicks. In this colorful picture book, acclaimed artist Michael Garland introduces more than twenty species of birds and the intriguing homes they make, from puffins' burrows to orioles' hanging nests. With simple text, accessible for new readers, this is a perfect introduction to the many ways animals make their homes. The vibrant artwork, created with traditional woodcuts and digital coloring techniques, is labeled with the English common names of each bird shown. A 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12! A Bank Street Best Book of the Year (Outstanding Merit)

Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests Book

Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests

  • Author : Casey McFarland
  • Publisher : Peterson Field Guides
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544963382

Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests Excerpt :

A comprehensive field guide to the nests and nesting behavior of North American birds Beyond being a simple reference book, the Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests is a practical, educational, and intimate doorway to our continent's bird life. The diversity of nests and nesting strategies of birds reflect the unique biology and evolution of these charismatic animals. Unlike any other book currently on the market, this guide comprehensively incorporates nest design, breeding behavior, and habitat preferences of North American birds to provide the reader with a highly functional field resource and an engaging perspective of this sensitive part of a bird's life cycle.

Peep Inside a Bird s Nest Book

Peep Inside a Bird s Nest

  • Author : Anna Milbourne
  • Publisher : Peep Inside
  • Release Date : 2022-03-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 1474969178

Peep Inside a Bird s Nest Excerpt :

Peep inside a bird's nest to see her precious eggs nestled there. Lift a flap to see them hatch, and find out how a bird takes care of its young. Discover all kinds of different nests and chicks, from teeny-tiny humming birds nests to great big muddy flamingo nests, and even learn how penguins take care of their eggs in the snow without a nest at all.

Bird s Nest Soup Book

Bird s Nest Soup

  • Author : Hanna Greally
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 1855942100

Bird s Nest Soup Excerpt :

Hanna Greally recounts with vivid detail the terrible suffering she endured in a psychiatric hospital in the Irish Midlands in the 1940s and 50s as a "mentally well, but unclaimed" patient.

Birds  Nests of the World Book

Birds Nests of the World

  • Author : Mamoru Suzuki
  • Publisher : Western Foundation of Vertebrate
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 73
  • ISBN 10 : 0985299703

Birds Nests of the World Excerpt :

This book is divided according to how & where birds build their nests. Each section includes illustrations of the birds, nests and eggs. Along with their names you will also find information on how long the birds are from head to tail, in cm and the regions of the world where they build their nests. I have normally provided a few lines of explanation describing what makes each nest special just below the picture.

Mama Built a Little Nest Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Mama Built a Little Nest

  • Author : Jennifer Ward
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442421165

Mama Built a Little Nest Excerpt :

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce different kinds of birds' nests, from the scrapes that falcons build atop high, craggy ledges to the underground nests that burrowing owls dig. Includes brief facts about each kind of bird.

The Bird s Nest Fungi Book

The Bird s Nest Fungi

  • Author : Harold J. Brodie
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1975-12-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442650893

The Bird s Nest Fungi Excerpt :

The intriguing Bird’s Nest Fungi (Nidulariaceae) of forest, meadow, and garden have been familiar to botanists since 1601, but only relatively recently has the significance of their peculiar form been realized. Dr Brodie traces the long controversy that arose when Bird’s Nest Fungi were first classified as seed plants because of the numerous seed-like bodies contained in their small cup-shaped fruit bodies. The ‘seeds’ are now known to contain spores like those of other fungi such as puffballs, to which the Nidulariaceae are related. Present-day research has shown that certain Bird’s Nest Fungi produce chemicals having previously unrecognized molecular structure. Between these milestones Dr Brodie reveals the solution to the mystery of the dispersal of the ‘eggs’ from the ‘bird’s nest’: the fruit bodies are splash guns from which the reproductive spores are ejected by the force of falling raindrops. This explanation of the phenomenon is supported by copious observations and hitherto unpublished experiments. All known species of Nidulariaceae, including many only recently recognized, are described in this volume. All aspects of growth, structure, development, and life-cycle of these fungi, both in nature and in laboratory culture, are reported in a modern, comprehensive treatment of a subject which is of interest not only to mycologists but to amateur naturalists as well.

Eastern Birds  Nests Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Eastern Birds Nests

  • Author : Hal H. Harrison
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0395936098

Eastern Birds Nests Excerpt :

Describes the ranges, habitats, nests, and eggs of 285 species

Nests  Eggs  Birds Book

Nests Eggs Birds

  • Author : Kelsey Oseid
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399581861

Nests Eggs Birds Excerpt :

Discover the world's birds, their homes, and their eggs in this gorgeously illustrated, entertaining, and educational guide. Did you know that the tailorbird "sews" leaves together to make its nest? Or that hummingbird eggs are the size of jellybeans? Birds are some of the world's most beautiful and interesting creatures, and their nests and eggs are no exception, displaying a stunning diversity of shapes, sizes, functions, and materials. In Nests, Eggs, Birds, celebrated artist and author Kelsey Oseid explores the fascinating ins and outs of where and how dozens of avian species--robins, birds of paradise, crows, owls, penguins, and more--make their homes and lay their eggs. Full of striking naturalistic art and fun scientific facts, Nests, Eggs, Birds will delight bird lovers of all ages.

Urban Roosts  Where Birds Nest in the City Book

Urban Roosts Where Birds Nest in the City

  • Author : Barbara Bash
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 1992-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0316083127

Urban Roosts Where Birds Nest in the City Excerpt :

Find out about the birds that make their homes in the heart of the city and how they have adjusted to such a harsh urban environment.