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Wings Along the Waterway

Brown, Mary Barrett

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ISBN 10: 0531059812 / ISBN 13: 9780531059814
Published by Orchard Books, New York, 1992
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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This book discusses the habitat, life cycle, appearance and habits of 21 water birds and examines the risks posed to them by technological civilization. Beautiful colorful illustrations. Dj has very minor edgewear. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 3514

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Title: Wings Along the Waterway

Publisher: Orchard Books, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Author

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Purple Gallinule, Snowy Egret, Roseate Spoonbill--the very names of the birds of the wetlands suggest their variety and exoticism. Drawing on firsthand observation, Brown here portrays 21 engaging and intriguing species in meticulous text and beautifully detailed paintings. Wings Along the Waterway makes clear how precious each bird is and why it is critical to care about their preservation.

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Grade 4-6-- A look at 21 birds found in wetlands across the U. S. Text and art combine to offer a skillful presentation that is by turn energetic, picturesque, straightforward, and descriptive. Brown is at her best, however, when she describes a particular behavior (e.g., the osprey rising from the water). A short chapter is devoted to each bird; carefully chosen words give readers the sense of firsthand observation, while the pictures offer the same element of surprise as experienced while bird-watching. Species are observed from afar, seen close up, grouped within a landscape, positioned in solitary splendor, shown in flight or in nesting sites, or frozen in position for camouflage. Vibrant hues of sunset shimmer over habitats, while dark, shadowy backgrounds emphasize the beauty of the birds, such as the snowy egrets. Themes of the necessity of protecting wetland habitats from overdevelopment and of lessons from the past when many species were threatened by pesticides and the whims of fashion are threaded throughout the text. The table of contents and index provide access for information-seekers, while the format will appeal to those wishing to read the book from beginning to end. A beautiful and informative presentation. --Diane Nunn, Richard E. Byrd Elementary School, Glen Rock, NJ
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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