THE ANCIENT MURRELET

Gaston, Anthony J.

ISBN 10: 0856610704 / ISBN 13: 9780856610707
Editorial: T. & A.D. Poyser, 1992
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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1st 1992. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper. A Natural History in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Red boards, gilt title and vignette to spine. xviii and 249 pages including index. [S]. N° de ref. de la librería 1803485

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Título: THE ANCIENT MURRELET

Editorial: T. & A.D. Poyser

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hardback

Ilustrador: Jones, Ian

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First edition..

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Breeding along the northern Pacific coast from British Columbia to Japan, this little known bird dwelt in relative obscurity until it became the focus of a conservation debate which has resulted in a new National Park in the Queen Charlotte Islands where half the world's population breeds. It made the headlines again when a lost, lone bird suddenly appeared at Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel, England, in May 1990 and again in April 1991.
The Ancient Murrelet and its three congeners are unique amongst seabirds in that their young are entirely precocial, leaving the nest as soon as they hatch to grow up at sea. Tony Gaston has carried out only the detailed study of the bird, in the fine mature coastal forests of the Queen Charlotte Islands. His work has revealed their complex social behaviour, the song behaviour of the males and the species' response to the variety of predators which they face - from Peregrines to Deer Mice. His story is set against a survey of the species worldwide and the grandeur of the northwest Pacific coast. The illustrations of Ian Jones, who also assisted with the research, capture the bird and its environment beautifully.

About the Author:

Tony Gaston, D. Phil (Oxon), is a research scientist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, working on the conservation of marine and arctic birds. He specializes in studying birds in remote places; forest birds in India, pheasants in the Himalayas, Thick-billed Murres in the Arctic and the elusive Ancient Murrelet in the coastal rain-forests of British Columbia. In India he initiated the Himachal Wildlife Project, resulting in the establishment of the Great Himalaya National Park. He is married to Anjali, a well-known East Indian dancer. Their favourite pastime is watching night fall in places where there are no street lights.

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