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The new encyclopedia of birds

Author: Christopher M Perrins
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The New Encyclopedia of Birds is the definitive single-volume guide to the birds of the world. Entries prepared by a team of renowned biologists and conservationists give a systematic account of every family, covering their form and function, distribution, diet, social behaviour, and breeding biology. The Encyclopedia's clear, readable text is supplemented by a wealth of photographs showing the wide diversity of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Perrins
ISBN: 0198525060 9780198525066 9780191728075 0191728071
OCLC Number: 59290119
Description: 656 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: PART I - OSTRICHES TO BUTTON QUAILS; PART II - PLOVERS TO WOODPECKERS; PART III - THE PASSERINES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; PICTURE CREDITS; GLOSSARY; INDEX
Responsibility: edited by Chris Perrins.

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This major reference examines comprehensively the characteristics, behaviour, ecology and evolution of birds. This revised edition has updated and expanded text and should appeal to both scientist  Read more...

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