National Geographic : 1961 Oct
Two Favorites Again Available YOUR SOCIETY takes pleasure in an nouncing that two of its most beautiful and sought-after books are again in stock - one of them after a long absence. First published in 1951, Stalking Birds with Color Camera proved so popular that the initial limited printing was soon exhausted, and the book became a treasured collector's item. America's Wonderlands, The National Parks was published just two years ago. But the unprecedented demand for it quickly de pleted two huge printings-300,000 copies! So many requests for both of these volumes continue to pour in that we have ordered big new printings of each. Stalking Birds with Color Camera is still un rivaled for its superb h photographs of North / American birds-331 of them in natural color. In all, 266 species are shown in action: courting, build ing nests, feeding their young. Here a male cardinal attacks his own image in a mirror. A ruffed grouse, tail spread like a fan, drums ardently. Head thrust skyward, a startled bittern freezes among the cattails. Hosts of snow geese take off, black-tipped wings beat ing furiously. In his engrossing text, Dr. Arthur A. Allen of Cornell University takes you along with him as he probes the mysteries of bird life and behavior during a lifetime of research and exploration, much of it backed by the National Geographic Society. An additional feature is a chapter by Dr. Harold E. Edger ton and two other scientists on "Freezing the Nation's parklands come alive in 512 color-bright pages of America's Wonderlands. Winter-plumaged goldfinch and myrtle warbler perch on the bird book jacket.