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Architecture by birds and insects : a natural art

Author: Peggy Macnamara; John M Bates; James H Boone; Field museum of natural history (Chicago, Ill.)
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press : in association with the Field Museum, 2008.
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A celebration of natural feats of engineering, this volume allows readers a peek inside a wide range of nests, offering an opportunity to get a sense of the materials and methods used to build them.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Macnamara; John M Bates; James H Boone; Field museum of natural history (Chicago, Ill.)
ISBN: 9780226500973 0226500977
OCLC Number: 758921814
Notes: Table des matières disponible en ligne à l'adresse suivante.
Description: 1 vol. (XXI-141 p.) : ill. en coul. ; 16 x 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / David Quammen --
Nests / by Robert Cording --
Cover plate: Montezuma oropendola --
Variety of bird nests --
Introduction / by Peggy Macnamara --
pt. 1. Nests made by sewing, weaving, and binding. Sewing and weaving ; Caddisfly larvae ; Bagworm larvae ; Ant garden ; Black and yellow Argiope ; Village weaver ; Swifts ; Wrens ; Osprey ; Pie-billed grebe ; Bald eagle ; European white stork --
pt. 2. Nests made of paper. Paper wasp ; Polybia wasp ; Pasteboard wasp ; Wasp nest in palm ; Ant nests --
pt. 3. Nests made of mud. Mud nests ; Ovenbirds ; Potter wasps ; Mud daubers ; Polybia wasp --
pt. 4. Nests made by depressions and mounds ; Mound builders ; Fawn-breasted bowerbird ; Sandhill crane ; Game birds ; Emu, tinamou, and kiwi ; Termite mound ; Termites ; Fungus garden --
pt. 5. Nests made by carving wood. Wood carvers ; Woodpeckers ; Carpenter ants in aspen stump --
pt. 6. Nests found close to home. Cardinal, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, and meadowlark ; Red-eyed vireo, northern oriole, yellow warbler, brownheaded cowbird, and scarlet tanager ; Robin, vireos, thrush, and redstart ; Herons ; Tent caterpillars ; Bald-faced hornets ; Backyard bees and wasps ; High-rise spider.
Other Titles: Foreword / David Quammen.
Nests / by Robert Cording.
Cover plate: Montezuma oropendola.
Variety of bird nests.
Introduction / by Peggy Macnamara.
Pt. 1. Nests made by sewing, weaving, and binding. Sewing and weaving ; Caddisfly larvae ; Bagworm larvae ; Ant garden ; Black and yellow Argiope ; Village weaver ; Swifts ; Wrens ; Osprey ; Pie-billed grebe ; Bald eagle ; European white stork.
Pt. 2. Nests made of paper. Paper wasp ; Polybia wasp ; Pasteboard wasp ; Wasp nest in palm ; Ant nests.
Pt. 3. Nests made of mud. Mud nests ; Ovenbirds ; Potter wasps ; Mud daubers ; Polybia wasp.
Pt. 4. Nests made by depressions and mounds ; Mound builders ; Fawn-breasted bowerbird ; Sandhill crane ; Game birds ; Emu, tinamou, and kiwi ; Termite mound ; Termites ; Fungus garden.
Pt. 5. Nests made by carving wood. Wood carvers ; Woodpeckers ; Carpenter ants in aspen stump.
Pt. 6. Nests found close to home. Cardinal, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, and meadowlark ; Red-eyed vireo, northern oriole, yellow warbler, brownheaded cowbird, and scarlet tanager ; Robin, vireos, thrush, and redstart ; Herons ; Tent caterpillars ; Bald-faced hornets ; Backyard bees and wasps ; High-rise spider.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Peggy Macnamara ; contributors, John M. Bates and James H. Boone ; with a foreword by David Quammen.

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