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Penguins

Author: Lloyd S Davis; Martin Renner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book shows that the diversity of penguin species, and in fact all aspects of their biology, can be explained largely according to the distance they travel for food. Exploring penguin colonies, social behavior, evolution, ecology, conservation issues, and more, the book provides a fascinatingly detailed portrait of these unique and popular birds."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd S Davis; Martin Renner
ISBN: 0300102771 9780300102772 0713665505 9780713665505
OCLC Number: 54492315
Notes: Lloyd S. Davis is a research biologist at the University of Otago, N.Z.
Description: 212 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Penguin evolution: an historical perspective --
Penguins today --
Living in two worlds --
A place to breed --
Mate selection and courtship --
Parental investment --
Moult and migration --
Conservation.
Responsibility: Lloyd S. Davis, Martin Renner ; illustrated with line drawings by Sarah Wroot.

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"The book shows that the diversity of penguin species, and in fact all aspects of their biology, can be explained largely according to the distance they travel for food. Exploring penguin colonies, social behavior, evolution, ecology, conservation issues, and more, the book provides a fascinatingly detailed portrait of these unique and popular birds."--Jacket.

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