Item description for Birds (Fandex Family Field Guides) by Michael W. Robbins...
Overview The Fandex Family publishing series continues with this bird field guide, with bright colors and realistic, die-cut profiles identifying 47 wild birds in North America.
Publishers Description Combining 50 individually die-cut cards with full-color illustrations, plus hundreds of intriguing facts, stories, statistics, and trivia, Fandex is the newest breakthrough in information-packed, family publishing. With its large images, bright colors, and die-cut profiles unmistakable the bird and the bird card could almost be one and the same. "Birds" Wild Birds of North America is the ideal way to learn about North America's songbirds, backyard birds, shore birds, and birds of prey. From the diminutive Indigo Bunting, which navigates by starlight during its long migrations, to the fearsome Red-Tailed Hawk, Birds introduces 47 species and covers their habitat, range, diet, nests, eggs, and up-to-date conservation status.
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Format: Box set
Studio: Workman Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.68" Width: 4" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Fandex Family Field Guides
ISBN 0761113975 ISBN13 9780761113973 UPC 019628113979
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael W. Robbins
Michael Robbins is the former editor-in-chief of Audubon magazine. He has written books and articles for numerous publications including New York, Discover, Mother Jones, Plenty and Popular Science.
Wendy Palitz is an art director who has worked for New York, Self, Travel Holiday, and Workman Publishing. She has designed books for Houghton Mifflin, Stewart Tabori & Chang, and National Geographic Books.
Renee Loux, author of Easy Green Living, is the host of the TV show Easy Being Green.
Reviews - What do customers think about Birds (Fandex Family Field Guides)?
FYI Jan 8, 2008
Just wanted to pass along that this book is only approximately 3" wide by 6" long. When it arrived, I was very surprised to find out that the book was so small.
Best Family Reference Ever Jul 21, 2007
This book has become very popular with our friends and family because it gives accurate color drawings with an easy-to-read, informative text. It has been updated twice over the years. A great, compact gift for for both children (7+) and adults.
Disappointment Feb 26, 2007
The original of this book, in hardcover, is fabulous. Unfortunately, this edition is not true to the colors of the birds. Compare for instance the Indigo Bunting in this updated edition with the Indigo Bunting in the original Hardcover Version (not the original paperback version which is just as bad as this). We have Indigo Buntings at our feeders every year. Their color is so vivid, it's breathtaking. But you wouldn't know it by looking at this poor substitute for the original book.
Golden Guide to Birds Jan 10, 2007
I already have this book and use it often. The information is written understandingly and the pictures are very good. When my son requested a bird book, I immediately went for this one.
Guides for the Rest of Us Jan 10, 2007
I don't suppose dedicated birders would have much use for this guide, but for those of us who think it would be fun to be able to name the birds that live in or migrate through our neighborhoods, this is a wonderful resource. For the parent with curious children, Herbert S. Zim's guides are indispensable.
These hip-pocket sized books are nicely designed and simple enough so that children can use them on their own after just a little guidance. At the same time, though, they offer plenty of solid information. The illustrations are clear, copious, and attractive.
If you are looking for a basic guide to common birds, this is a perfect choice. Also, be sure to see the other Golden Guides by Herbert S. Zim.