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Dream Birds: The Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, & Fortune
by: Rob Nixon
Dreambirds is a quirky memoir of the author's upbringing on an ostrich farm and a delightful history of that prehistoric bird's unlikely role in fashion and food. 289 pgs.
c. 1999, H/C...$23.00
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New


Dream Birds: The Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, & Fortune
by: Rob Nixon
Dreambirds is a quirky memoir of the author's upbringing on an ostrich farm and a delightful history of that prehistoric bird's unlikely role in fashion and food. 289 pgs.
c. 1999, H/C...$20.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, ex-library, usual library markings


Dream Birds: The Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, & Fortune
by: Rob Nixon
Dreambirds is a quirky memoir of the author's upbringing on an ostrich farm and a delightful history of that prehistoric bird's unlikely role in fashion and food. 289 pgs.
c. 1999, S/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good


Emu Oil
Compiled by: Sherrie Schatz & Sheree Lewis
The therapeutic value of emu oil has been a well kept secret in Australia for centuries. Today, ongoing interest in the oil continues to spur research projects. This book brings together all of the obtainable research, studies, & documented info available on emu oil to date. 116 pgs.
c. 1996, S/C...$19.95


Hand-Rearing Birds
by: Gage, Laurie DVM & Duerr, Rebecca DVM

Provides the reader with a guide to the best methods of hand rearing all major species of birds. The book is broken into two sections. The first section covers standard hand raising methods and equipment, while the second provides individual chapters devoted to many major avian species. This book will be an invaluable reference for shelter veterinarians, zoo veterinarians, avian veterinarians, aviculturists, bird enthusiasts, and conservationists alike. Table of contents: 1. General Care; 2. Chick Identification; 3. Incubation of Eggs; 4. Ratites; 5. Penguins; 6. Grebes; 7. Pelicans; 8. Flamingos; 9. Shorebirds; 10. Gulls and Terns; 11. Alcids; 12. Ducks, Geese, and Swans; 13. Eagles; 14. Hawks, Falcons, Kites, Osprey, and New World Vultures; 15. Condors; 16. Herons and Egrets; 17. Domestic Poultry; 18. Wild Turkeys, Quail, Grouse, and Pheasants; 19. Cranes; 20. Pigeons and Doves; 21. Parrots; 22. Lorikeets; 23. Roadrunners; 24. Owls; 25. Goatsuckers; 26. Turacos; 27. Hummingbirds; 28. Swifts; 29. Mousebirds; 30. Hornbills, Kingfishers, Hoopoes, and Bee-eaters; 31. Woodpeckers; 32. Toucans; 33. Corvids; 34. Passerines: Hand-feeding Diets; 35. Passerines: Finches, Goldfinches, and Sparrows; 36. Passerines: American Robins, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Waxwings, and Bluebirds; 37. Passerines: Swallows, Bushtits, and Wrens; 38. Passerines: Exotic Finches; Appendix I. Important Contacts; Appendix II. Nutritional Tables; Appendix III. Resources for Products Mentioned. B/W photos. 441 pgs.
c. 2007, H/C...$99.99


Ratite: Management, Medicine & Surgery
Edited by: Tully, Thomas Jr & Shane, Simon

This volume is intended as a guide to the diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases and metabolic conditions in commercial ratites. The industry requires a professional and proactive approach to the enhancement of productivity and amelioration of managerial, environmental, and disease-related problems. Included is a comprehensive approach to enhancing ratite productivity through integration of scientific knowledge of nutrition, management, disease control, and therapy. There are contributions by more than 15 experts in specific fields. 214 pgs.
c. 1996, H/C...$62.00


Ratites: Management Guidelines For The Welfare Of Zoo Animals
Edited

Biology, field data, enclosure, feed, breeding, handling, behavior, problems.
c.1991, S/C...$21.95


What Is A Rhea?
by: Johnson, Clifford

Info on getting started, feeding, breeding, incubation, sexing, management.
c.1991...S/C...$20.00


 

 


Childrens' Ratite Books

But Ostriches...
by: Fisher, Aileen

In this delightful book, poet & naturalist Aileen Fisher muses in verse about ostriches & their peculiarities. Noted illustrator Peter Parnall captures the strange dinity of these odd birds, as well as their comic & endearing bumptiousness. Illustrated. 44 pgs. Ages 8-10.
c. 1970, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, ex-library, usual library markings


Emily & The Ostriches
by: Bernstein, Dan

Emily, a dazzling young ballerina, is magically transported to Ostrichville, where, in spite of her strangeness, she is eventually accepted by the birds and perfects her ballet technique. 32 pgs. Ages 4-8.
c.1995, H/C...$15.95


Emu
by: Reilly, Pauline

Follows the life cycle Pauline Reilly, aided by the illustrations of Will Rolland, explains the life cycle of of the emu in story form - lots of information, great illustrations. Written in a style simple enough for younger children, but containing a wealth of facts, these books will aid in shaping a positive view of wildlife and the world. 32 pgs. Ages 4-8.
c.1993, S/C, Rev...$6.95


Flightless Birds (Picture Library)
by: Barrett, Norman

Examines the physical features, nesting & feeding habits of the ostrich, rhea, & emu. Ages 4-8.
c.1990...S/C...$3.95


Rosie Runs Away
by: Gilder, Jean

Story about an ostrich. 24 pgs. Ages 4-8.
c.1987...S/C...$5.00


Why Can't I Fly
by: Brown, Ken

Here is an exquisite gift book for children that features lovely illustrations and a strong storyline about friends helping friends in time of need. Full-color illustrations. Ages 4-8.
c.1990...H/C...$13.95


Zoobooks Ostriches, Emus, Rheas, Kiwis & Cassowaries
by: Wildlife Education

An all-in-one, everything-you-wanted-to-know-but-didn’t-know-who-to-ask guide to the world’s most fascinating ratites. Features 24 pages of striking wildlife photography, insightful writing, colorful illustrations, and diagrams that explain in simple terms things that make "animal facts" come alive for your child. Ages 5-12.
c.1990...Booklet...$2.95


 

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