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Light discoloration to upper spine. ; DJ now in protective wrapper. ; B&W Illustrations and photographs; 0.7 x 9.2 x 6.3 Inches; 224 pages; Includes sections on morphology, distribution, movements, behaviour, predation, pollution, migration. Particular attention is paid to conservation, with the species considered an important 'indicator' of the health of our coasts. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: With its colourful beak and fast, whirring flight, the Atlantic Puffin is the most recognisable and popular of all North Atlantic seabirds. Puffins spend most of the year at sea, but for a few months of the year the come to shore, nesting in burrows on steep cliffs or on inaccessible islands. Awe-inspiring numbers of these birds can sometimes be seen bobbing on the sea or flying in vast wheels over the colony, bringing fish in their beaks back to the chicks. However, the species has declined sharply over the last decade; this is due to a collapse in fish stocks caused by overfishing and global warming, combined with an exponential increase in Pipefish (which can kill the chicks). The Puffin is a revised and expanded second edition of Poyser's 1984 title on these endearing birds, widely considered to be a Poyser classic. It includes sections on their affinities, nesting and incubation, movements, foraging ecology, survivorship, predation, and research methodology; particular attention is paid to conservation, with the species considered an important 'indicator' of the health of our coasts.
About the Author: Mike Harris is one of the best-known seabird biologists in Britain today. Formerly a warden on Skokholm Island, his research on auks and other species has led to ecological research in places such as the Isle of May, St Kilda and the Galapagos Islands. His successful career was acknowledged by the award of the prestigious BOU Godman-Salvin Medal for distinguished ornithological work in 2006.
Título: The Puffin
Editorial: T & A D Poyser
Año de publicación: 1984
Ilustrador: Illustrated by Brockie, Keith
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR004893778
Descripción Academic Pr, 1984. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0856610380
Descripción A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 1984. "This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. ". Nº de ref. de la librería 6827562
Descripción 1984 T & A D Poyser, 1984. Hardcover. 1984, 1st edition, T & A D Poyser, 8vo., 224pp., many plain illustrations, figures, fine, dust jacket, price clipped & faded on spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GDA-BZ21
Descripción Calton, T & AD Poyse Ltdr., 1984. Original publisher's red paper-covered boards, gilt lettering spine, pictorial dustjacket, large 8vo: 224pp., 24 plates with 49 photographs, dozens of bird-illustrations, 47 graphs, 20 tables, appendices, general bibliography, index. Very fine copy., Nº de ref. de la librería 167476
Descripción 1984 T & A D Poyser, 1984. Hardcover. 1984, 1st edition, T & A D Poyser, 8vo., 224pp., many plain illustrations, figures, fine, dust jacket, not price clipped, not faded on spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GDA-CF60
Descripción T & A D Ppyser, Calton, 1984. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Dustjacket not price clipped. Slight mark and sunning to the spine. Front cover design by Keith Brockie. pp 224. Contents very clean, appears un-read. Overall a very good + copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 081505
Descripción Poyser. 1991. 0856610380, 1991. HB. DW. DW lightly rubbed. First reprint. VG. Nº de ref. de la librería 1994
Descripción T. & A.D. Poyser, 1984. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Brockie, Keith Ilustrador. First edition.. 1st 1984. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. B/w photos and diagrams. Top edge of text block a little dusty else contents fine. White pictorial wrapper is slightly faded at spine as is usual for this series. [S]. Nº de ref. de la librería 1806340
Descripción Carlton, Poyser, 1984., 1984. Octavo,224 pp.,text illustrations, photographs, maps, a very good copy in dustwrapper. Nº de ref. de la librería 2894