"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..." -- ChoiceReseña del editor:
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. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11019854667X