"Penguins, 17 species, are fascinating birds. This monograph is an excellent introduction to them. It discusses distribution, origins and evolution, breeding and moult, populations, behavior, foraging ecology, physiology, and conservation. Anyone interested in these birds will welcome this important book. Most highly recommended."--Wildlife Activist"This is an extremely well-written book. When I picked it up to read random sections for this review, I found myself pulled in to the narrative. ... John Busby's text drawings are terrific. ... It is time to start lobbying your local library -- and for those of you who love penguins, it is time to buy this exceptional volume." -- Birding"Williams has had considerable research experience with birds of polar areas, including penguins ... The species accounts provide detailed information on plummage, size, distribution, voice, diet and other specifics of their natural history ... An exhaustive biliography reflects the care that went into all parts of this fine reference -- it is exemplary..." -- ChoiceFrom the Publisher:
Bird Families of the World is a multivolume series of handbooks, intended to serve the interests of both the professional scientist and the serious amateur ornithologist. Each volume will provide a comprehensive and accurate synthesis of our knowledge of one bird family or several related families. In each book the reader will find: * Six to nine general chapters on the biology, feeding ecology, breeding behaviour, evolutionary relationships, and conservation of the family * Specially commissioned colour plates by a leading artist, showing both sexes and juveniles of all species and many subspecies * Black and white drawings illustrating special features and behaviour * Individual species descriptions including appearance, weights, and measurements; field characters; voice; habitat and food; breeding behaviour; life cycle; and range and status (with distribution map). These will provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date species-level information available. * Full bibliography and index. This book is intended for professional and amateur ornithologists, birdwatchers; zoologists; ecologists; members of Ornithological societies in all countries.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX019854667X
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1995. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART I: General Chapters 1. Introduction 2. Origins and Breeding 3. Breeding Biology and Moult 4. Population Structure and Dynamics 5. Behavior 6. Foraging Ecology (by Rory P. Wilson) 7. Physiology 8. Conservation: Threats to Penguin Populations (by P.D. Boersma and D.L. Stokes) PART II: Species Accounts 1. Genus Aptenodytes 1.1. King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) 1.2. Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) 2. Genus Pygoscelis 2.1. Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) 2.2. Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) 2.3. Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica) 3. Genus Eudyptes 3.1. Rockhopper (Eudyptes chrysocome) 3.2. Fiordland Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus) 3.3. Snares Penguin (Eudyptes robustus) 3.4. Erect-crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri) 3.5. Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) 3.6. Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) 4. Genus Megadyptes 4.1. Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) 5. Genus Eudyptula 5.1. Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) 6. Genus Spheniscus 6.1. African of Jackass Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) 6.2. Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) 6.3. Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), with P.D. Boersma 6.4. Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus). Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_019854667X
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11019854667X