New Generation Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)

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9780292755321: New Generation Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)

This guide has two parts. The Directory section gives the following information: over 1,500 colour paintings of birds of different ages, sexes and seasons maps of the distribution of the species that breed or are regularly seen in Europeextensive information on the appearance, status, voice, habitat, nest, eggs, broods, incubation, young, development and food for each of 429 species The Life of a Bird section tells what it is like to be a bird. It is an account of survival, of the advantages and disadvantages in the various methods of growing up, moulting, feeding, migrating, breeding--of adapting or succumbing to the multiplicity of threats to its existence. Whether it is read as a story, or dipped into, it explains what we see birds doing, and the often hidden reasons why they are doing it.

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This book combines an identification guide to the birds "which breed in Europe, plus those which visit as nonbreeders in reasonable numbers," with an introductory ornithology text. The 429 taxonomically arranged species accounts in the guide section include English and Latin names, terse description, range map, and one or more small but clear color paintings; for most species, all major plumage variations are depicted. The text sections simply and clearly describe the anatomy, physiology, classification, behavior, ecology, and conservation of birds. At least six other English-language field guides to European birds are currently available; the extensive treatment of avian biology is this work's special asset.Paul B. Cors, Univ. of Wyoming Lib., Laramie
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Book Description Univ Of Texas Pr, Austin, Texas, U. S. A., 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Various Artists (illustrator). First Edition. This information-packed book is really two books in one. The Life of a Bird section tells what it is like to be a bird. It is an account of survival, of the advantages and disadvantages in the various methods of growing up, moulting, feeding, migrating, breeding - of adapting or succumbing to the multiplicity of threats to its existence. The Directory section gives over 1, 500 colour paintings of birds of different ages, sexes and seasons; maps of the distribution of the species that breeed or are regularly seen in Europe; and extensive information on the appearance, status, voice, habitat, nest, eggs, broods, incubation, young, development and food for each of 429 species. A great book for naturalists! 320 pages including an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002358

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Book Description University of Texas Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st University of Texas Press ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0292755325

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