A beautifully illustrated dictionary of 26 birds. Birds A to Z uses an accessible and successful format to describe a selection of 26 birds. Each page features two full-color photographs of the bird, one or two descriptive paragraphs and a fact box that provides at-a-glance details on each entry's Latin name, diet, range, length, weight, wingspan and nest location. The 26 birds are:
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.
Farid ud-Din Attar occupies a prominent place in the roll of distinguished Persian poets. His most famous work on Sufism, written eight centuries ago, is the Mantiq-ut-Tayr, or the "Colloquy of the Birds," an allegorical poem in which the gifted mystic describes the quest of the Birds (symbolising Sufi pilgrims) for the Simurg (the Lord of Creation). I should explain that I have omitted a good deal which I thought would not interest a foreign reader or would tend to obscure rather than illuminate the salient points of the discourse. I have also thought fit to give a free rather than literal translation of the selected passages, so that the work may be of interest to the casual reader as well as to the student of spiritual and mystic lore.
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