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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Birds Of Britain, Europe  Africa

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Birds Of Britain, Europe Africa
de David Alderton(Ed. Lorenz Books) Isbn : 0754814971
20.06 €
This is a comprehensive visual guide to the species inhabiting the European and African continents, and includes birdwatchers' favorites and lesser known varieties.

Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa

Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa
de Sinclair(Ed. Princeton University Press) Isbn : 0691044694
64.12 €
This is a comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to the birds of Southern Africa, featuring more than 4000 newly commissioned images. Intended to aid birders in identifying and distinguishing birds in one of the world's richest birding areas, the book depicts over 900 species, resulting in the most comprehensively illustrated field guide ever produced for Southern Africa. Although the region contains less than three percent of the world's land area, more than ten percent of the world's bird...

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America
de Steve N. G. Howell, Sophie Webb(Ed. OUP Oxford) Isbn : 0198540124
49.61 €
This is a completely new in-depth field guide to the 1,070 bird species, including North American migrants, found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and western Nicaragua. More than 180 species are endemic to this region and the book details their appearance, voice, habitat, behaviour (including nests and eggs) and distribution. Range maps are included with species accounts, and introductory essays give essential background information, with special appendices summarizing useful information on the avifaunas of various offshore Pacific and Caribbean islands. The Guide's striking illustrations include 71 colour plates and 39 black-and-white drawings, based on the authors' field experience and in many cases detailing plumages never before illustrated. Authoritative and up-to...

The Bottom of the Main Sequence-And Beyond: Proceedings of the Eso Workshop Held in Garching, Germany, 10-12 August 1994

The Bottom of the Main Sequence-And Beyond: Proceedings of the Eso Workshop Held in Garching, Germany, 10-12 August 1994
de Christopher G. Tinney(Ed. Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH Co. K) Isbn : 3540591710
24.81 €
This is a complete overview of the state of the art in the study of very-low-mass stars, especially brown dwarfs. It covers observations as well as modelling techniques, especially addressing the current statuts of our theoretical understanding of these objects; the relation of observed luminosity and mass functions to star formation. Besides the problems of clustering, surface activity, and current estimates of the mass density in low-mass stars, the reader will also learn how many bona fide brown dwarfs have been unambiguously detected so far. The book addresses astronomers and astrophysicists, researchers and graduate students.

A Field Guide to Seabirds of the World

A Field Guide to Seabirds of the World
de Peter Harrison(Ed. Stephen Greene Pr) Isbn : 0828906106
23.70 €
This is a companion volume to Harrison's comprehensive and superb Seabirds ( LJ 11/1/83), which offers full species accounts, 324 maps, and numerous color paintings. Handier for field use, the present title has an updated, briefer text, condensed species accounts, and smaller scale maps. The species accounts have sections on identification, habits, distribution, and similar species. A unique feature is a section of 764 color photos taken by 300 naturalists. Harrison's seabird definition is expansive, including not only truly pelagic petrels and shearwaters but also gulls, penguins, loons, pelicans, etc. Both books deserve wide use in academic and public libraries. Henry T. Armistead, Thomas Jefferson Univ. Lib., PhiladelphiaCopyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Lifebirds

Lifebirds
de George Levine(Ed. Rutgers University Press) Isbn : 0813524954
16.15 €
This is a casual but engaging autobiographical work by a Rutgers University English professor. Levine overplays his lack of birding skills yet in his essays displays a fine understanding not only of birds but of hobbies and life pursuits, as well as human nature. Fifteen of his 16 chapters are named for birds but serve as much as touchstones for his interpretations of travel, experiences, changing seasons, and the love yet tension among family members. The book's structure is thus similar to Terry Tempest Williams's much more substantial Refuge (LJ 10/1/91), about birds in Utah, cancer, and her family. Especially evocative is Levine's "Swallows" chapter on the bittersweet nature of both summer's end and family relationships. Set in a dozen or more states and provinces, Lifebirds, if not co...

Lifebirds

Lifebirds
de George Levine(Ed. Rutgers University Press) Isbn : 0813522021
23.70 €
This is a casual but engaging autobiographical work by a Rutgers University English professor. Levine overplays his lack of birding skills yet in his essays displays a fine understanding not only of birds but of hobbies and life pursuits, as well as human nature. Fifteen of his 16 chapters are named for birds but serve as much as touchstones for his interpretations of travel, experiences, changing seasons, and the love yet tension among family members. The book's structure is thus similar to Terry Tempest Williams's much more substantial Refuge (LJ 10/1/91), about birds in Utah, cancer, and her family. Especially evocative is Levine's "Swallows" chapter on the bittersweet nature of both summer's end and family relationships. Set in a dozen or more states and provinces, Lifebirds, if not co...

Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight

Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight
de Pat Shipman(Ed. Weidenfeld Nicolson) Isbn : 0297841564
23.63 €
This is a brilliant piece of scientific detective work, deftly exploring how the mysteries of flight developed up to the present day; the story unfolds through the braided tales of the evolutionary process and the scientists who have so painstakingly pieced it together.

Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Australia

Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Australia
de Jim Flegg(Ed. New Holland Publishers) Isbn : 1876334789
18.89 €
This is a bird-identification guide with a difference. Instead of using color plates of paintings to identify the species, Photographic Field Guide to Birds of Australia features photographs. Photographs of living birds can often provide detail not available in paintings, such as typical poses, real habitat and often more realistic coloring. Following a brief introduction about bird biology, habitats and bird families, the main part of the book comprises species entries, and features all 840 bird species that live on or visit the Australian continent.

The Pinyon Jay: Behavioral Ecology of a Colonial and Cooperative Corvid

The Pinyon Jay: Behavioral Ecology of a Colonial and Cooperative Corvid
de John M. Marzluff, Russell P. Balda(Ed. A C Black Publishers Ltd) Isbn : 085661064X
29.47 €
This intriguing story will fascinate both the enthusiastic amateur birder and the professional: it presents Pinyon Jay biology in a readable form and places them in the wider context of studies on bird ecology and evolution. Fine illustrations by Tony Angell, with additional pictures by Caroline Bauder, complete this attractive addition to any birder's bookshelf.


Sources : Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2013. IOC World Bird List (v7.1) doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.7.1.
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