National Geographic : 1952 Jan
FIRST 33 Photographs of Birds-in Color! OF ITS KIND ' Kodaichromic by Arthur A. Allen In Jealous Rage, a Male Cardinal Fights His Fancied Rival in a Mirror Remarkable New N4TIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Book Portrays 266 North American Bird Species in Natural Habitats THIS unique new volume is a natural history treasure you will want for your own use and for gift presentation. "STALKING BIRDS WITH COLOR CAMERA" is the first book on birds to be profusely illustrated with NATURAL-COLOR photographs-189 full pages of color! Beautiful beyond comparison, this book is a result of 50 years of distinguished ornithological achievements by Dr. Arthur A. Allen. Many of the 331 NATURAL-COLOR photographs were taken by him within arm's reach of the wild sub jects, using high-speed flash equipment which brings out minutest detail and stops all move ment without blur. In all, these brilliant color plates portray 266 North American bird species in their natural habitats-an unrivaled photo graphic and ornithological accomplishment. Ninety-three monochrome pictures also illus trate the 13 engrossing chapters of this 328-page book, with foreword by Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor. In 12 chapters Dr. Allen relates the fascinating narratives of his studies and photography in the field. An additional chapter by Dr. Harold E. Edgerton, Robert J. Niedrach. and Walker Van Riper deals with the ingenious, high-speed camera methods of catching and "freezing" the rapid vibrations of hummingbirds' wings. Here, in one volume, is a delightful compan ion and valuable reference work-an unequale' collection of color photographs providing an unprecedented vantage point to see birds in flight, nest-building, brooding, feeding their young. Because heavy first cost was borne by the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, the book is available at the nominal cost of $7.50 in U. S. and Poss. (elsewhere, $7.75), postpaid. Richly bound in green cloth covers, 7" x 101". LIMITED EDITION-ORDER PROMPTLY National Geographic Society 19 Dept. F-C, Washington 6, D. C. Enclosed please find $............ for which send me .......... copies of "Stalking Birds with Color Camera." Price, $7.50 in United States and Possessions; elsewhere, $7.75 in United States funds. Postage prepaid. Name Address OIIauhiasII oulyv frroml NAtTIONAL GE04 PII AI'I(I ' SIN:TY11 -E. H-1l. ''ISN IIII 4. 11. 4. !) N.G.S.