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The New Encyclopedia of Birds By Edited by Christopher M. Perrins

The New Encyclopedia of Birds
by Edited by Christopher M. Perrins

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This major reference examines comprehensively the characteristics, behaviour, ecology and evolution of birds. This revised edition has updated and expanded text and should appeal to both scientist and non-scientist. The 200 bird species in the world are pictured in their natural habitats.
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The New Encyclopedia of Birds by Edited by Christopher M. Perrins

The New Encyclopedia of Birds is the definitive single-volume guide to the birds of the world. Entries prepared by a team of renowned biologists conservationists give a systematic account of every family, covering their form and function, distribution, diet, social behaviour, and breeding biology. With one-eighth of all bird species now under threat, special attention is given to environmental and conservation issues. The Encyclopedia's clear, readable text is supplemented by a wealth of photographs showing the wide diversity of birds in their natural habitat. In addition, beautifully detailed colour and line artworks depict representative species in each family and highlight characteristic behaviours. 'Factfile' panels throughout the book, with distribution maps and scale drawings, put key data at the reader's fingertips. A fully revised and updated successor to the same editor's acclaimed Encyclopedia of Birds (1990), this comprehensive reference work will appeal both to the amateur birdwatcher and to the student of ornithology.

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This is a fantastic, thorough and easy to read encyclopedia, useful for anyone who wants a complete reference-in-one. BTO News The new book has taken a different approach altogether A completely new and updated reference book ... weighty and attractive this book has been greatly enlarged, the contents completely re-written and the layout totally changed. BTO News The new book has taken a different approach altogether by focusing on the families. Each family has its own section with a very interesting essay on features, behaviour and lifestyles lavishly illustrated with photographs and paintings. BTO News A splendidly illustrated reference guide ... stunning photography ... a wonderfully browsable companion. The Scotsman A magnificent new book ... beautifully illustrated. Derwent May, The Times ... the information is fascinating, and the illustrations lavish, a beautiful book in every sense. Nick Chang, Focus

Table of Contents


PART I - OSTRICHES TO BUTTON QUAILS; PART II - PLOVERS TO WOODPECKERS; PART III - THE PASSERINES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; PICTURE CREDITS; GLOSSARY; INDEX

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GOR005937271
The New Encyclopedia of Birds by Edited by Christopher M. Perrins
Edited by Christopher M. Perrins
Used - Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2003-10-23
656
0198525060
9780198525066
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.