Conversations with Authors - David Allen Sibley (Virtual Event)

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Sunday, August 23rd • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

David Allen Sibley

in conversation with John Muir Laws


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.

 

David Allen Sibley’s new What it’s Like to Be a Bird is the definitive bird book for birders and nonbirders alike, one sure excite and inspire by providing a new, deeper understanding of what common—mostly backyard—birds are doing and why.

David is the author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including The Sibley Guide to Birds. He has contributed to Smithsonian, Science, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, BirdWatching, and North American Birds, and to The New York Times. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Birding Association and the Linnaean Society of New York’s Eisenmann Medal. He lives and birds in Massachusetts.

John (Jack) Muir Laws has written and illustrated several books including How to Teach Nature Journaling (co-authored with Emilie Lygren), The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds, Sierra Birds: A Hiker’s Guide, and The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada. He is a regular contributor to Bay Nature magazine with his “Naturalists Notebook” column.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

 

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What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307957894
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - April 14th, 2020

The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why


The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780307957900
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - March 11th, 2014

“Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds.”—Guy McCaskie, Birding


Sibley's Birding Basics: How to Identify Birds, Using the Clues in Feathers, Habitats, Behaviors, and Sounds (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375709661
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - October 1st, 2002

From the renowned author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds, a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to identifying birds in the field. Sibley's Birding Basics is an essential companion for birders of all skill and experience levels.


The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America: Second Edition (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780307957924
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - March 29th, 2016

COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the West, in a portable format that is perfect for the field.


The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780307957917
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - March 29th, 2016

COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the East, in a portable format that is perfect for the field.


The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524711078
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf - October 25th, 2016

A portable, deluxe adult coloring book from the renowned birder, illustrator, and author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds. The perfect gift for birders everywhere, to use at your windowsill or in the field. Including 75 original and previously unpublished images.


Hawks in Flight: Second Edition Cover Image
By David Sibley, Clay Sutton (Illustrator), Pete Dunne
$30.00
ISBN: 9780395709597
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 18th, 2012

Among the world's most popular birds, hawks can be some of the most difficult birds to identify. They're most often seen flying high above and at a distance.


The Sibley Guide to Trees (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780375415197
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Published: Knopf - September 15th, 2009

David Allen Sibley, the preeminent, bestselling bird-guide author and illustrator, applies his formidable skills of identification and illustration to the trees of North America.


The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400043866
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf - July 28th, 2009

From the New York Times best selling author of the peerless bird identification guide The Sibley Guide to Birds, a landmark exploration of how birds live and what they do. 


How to Teach Nature Journaling: Curiosity, Wonder, Attention Cover Image
By John Muir Laws, Emilie Lygren, Amy Tan (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781597144902
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Heyday Books - April 28th, 2020

Expanding on the philosophy and methods of The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren have developed the first-ever comprehensive book devoted to helping educators use nature journaling as an inspiring teaching tool to engage young people with wild places.


The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781597143158
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Heyday Books - March 1st, 2016

The ultimate guide to nature drawing and journaling A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latest art instruction book from John Muir Laws (The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds) is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist.


The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781597141956
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Heyday Books - April 1st, 2015

John Muir Laws's guide to drawing birds is itself winged, soaring between a devotion not only to art but also to the lives, forms, and postures of the birds themselves. Here, artistic technique and the exquisite details of natural history intertwine, and drawing becomes the vehicle for seeing.


Sierra Birds: A Hiker's Guide Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9781597144872
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Heyday Books - May 28th, 2019

Over 35,000 copies sold As a naturalist managing the field studies program at the California Academy of Sciences, John Muir Laws noticed that novice birders often distinguish birds by color and size rather than species. This inspired him to create Sierra Birds: A Hiker's Guide, a unique book that assumes no prior birding knowledge on the part of the reader.


The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada: Written and Illustrated by John Muir Laws (California Academy of Sciences) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781597140522
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Heyday Books - August 1st, 2007

In this groundbreaking and meticulously field-tested guide, the rich variety of Sierra life--trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects--comes alive.

Easy-to-use features include: