New PDF release: A Dictionary of Birds (Poyser Monographs)

By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

ISBN-10: 1408138409

ISBN-13: 9781408138403

A Dictionary of Birds enlists contributions from over 280 ornithologists and different experts from around the globe. significant, authoritative articles conceal the sphere of contemporary ornithology and similar matters, lots of them working to numerous thousand phrases. furthermore there are articles on all of the poultry households, just about all of that are illustrated via a consultant species. There also are a number of brief entries defining specified phrases, software of names, and so forth. the complete offers a textual content of over 800,000 phrases, supported through greater than 500 pictures, drawings and diagrams.

The images were chosen less than the suggestions of Eric Hosking to demonstrate various actions of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a suite of over 2 hundred drawings of birds, just about all of which have been in particular drawn for the Dictionary.

Compiled for the British Ornithologists' Union, this new paintings is in line of succession from Newton's A Dictionary of Birds of 1896 and Landsborough Thomson's a brand new Dictionary of Birds released in 1964 (2nd impact 1965) and now lengthy out of print. This new dictionary, encyclopaedic in therapy, is destined to be a tremendous reference in any ornithologist's library; and its editors and members, so much of whom gave their time and data freely, have earned the thank you and acclaim of clients for a few years to come back.

Frances James, President of the yankee Ornithologists' Union, writes in her preface of "the position the dictionary will play in fostering communications between international locations. for college students it's going to function an front to the current prestige of the sphere. For scientists it is going to function a examine instrument and a bridge among disciplines."

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