National Geographic : 1918 May
HIS DINNER HAS JUST SLIPPED FROM HIS GRASP: AN OSPREY, OR FISH HAWK, RISING FROM A STRIKE Make Friends with Nature's THE BOOK OF BIRDS Feathered Wards in T FBR 200 Pages, Illuminated with 250 Matchless Subjects in Full Colors, 45 Illustrations in Black and White, and 13 Striking Charts and Maps No other Nature-book ever published at a moderate price equals The Book of Birds in the beauty of its illustrations, the fascinating quality of its authoritative text, and the charming intimacy with which it introduces the reader to shy Friends of Forest and Country side, Seashore and Upland. The three principal divisions of this beautiful book are the contribution of the gifted ornithologist and facile author, Henry W. Henshaw, formerly Chief of the United States Biological Survey. Dr. Henshaw possesses to a marked degree the rare faculty of de scribing the haunts and habits of Nature's wild creatures with the ease and grace of the born story-teller and with the insight and knowledge of the scientist equipped by wide experience and exhaustive research. And no author has ever had a more gifted or more sympathetic illustrating collaborator than has Dr. Henshaw in the noted naturalist-artist, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, whose 250 bird portraits, reproduced in full colors in this superb volume, have preserved with wonderful fidelity not merely the richness of tint in plumage but the animation and the personality, so to speak, of each subject. An engaging chapter is contributed by F. H. Kennard on "Encouraging Birds Around the Home.'" Mr. Kennard persuades the reader to become a conserver of bird life, whether he be the possessor of a great estate or the owner of a window-sill. That mysterious impulse which Nature has implanted in so many of her creatures-the migrating instinct-is the subject of a wonderful chapter by Professor Wells W. Cooke. George Shiras, 3rd, noted as a traveler and naturalist and as the inventor of a method whereby birds and wild animals make their own portraits, gives a delightful account of photographing wild birds with a flashlight camera. The Book of Birds is a gift to delight the naturalist who can spend days in the forest, the business man who has only an occasional hour in the woods, or the man or woman whose sole acquaintance with birds is made in the city parks. Placed in the hand of a boy or girl, it will inculcate an imperishable love of Nature and Nature's winged children. --------.-- CUT ON THIS LINE. DEPT. H, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SocIETY, .................................. 1918 i6th and M Streets, Washington, D. C. Please send........copies of "THE BOOK OF BIRDS," bound in ............................... for which I enclose herewith.......................dollars. If several copies are desired, write names and ad- Name .................. ....................... dresses and send with your card. Bound in Royal Buckram, postpaid in U. S., $3.00 Street Address .. Bound in Limp Khaki, postpaid, $3.00 City and State.................. ..............