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Bird migration

Author: Thomas Alerstam
Publisher: Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge U.P., 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Millions of birds migrate large distances to benefit from seasonal resources and to avoid predators and competitors. This book is a complete overview of the migration phenomenon and covers migratory  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Alerstam
ISBN: 0521448220 9780521448222 0521328659 9780521328654
OCLC Number: 974090092
Description: VII, 420 p. ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The journeys of birds and the ideas of man; 2. The rotating world of migratory birds; 3. Summer and winter quarters, Birds in wetlands, Birds which forage on lake and sea bottom, Birds which feed on terrestrial plants, Birds which feed on fish, Birds which obtain food at the water's surface, Birds of prey, Insect-eaters, Seed-eaters, Omnivorous birds, The evolution of bird migration; 4. The migratory journey, Methods of studying bird migration, Flight speed, Migration in flocks, Soaring flight, Flight altitude, Fat as flight fuel, Diurnal and nocturnal migration, Weather and wind, Dangers during the migration; 5. Orientation and navigation, The sensory world of birds, Different compasses, How do birds find the right migration route?; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: [by] Thomas Alerstam ; transl. [from the Swedish] by David A. Christie ; ill. by Astrid Ulfstrand.

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