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Swifts in a tower

Swifts in a tower

Author: David Lack; Andrew Lack; Christopher M Perrins
Publisher: London : Unicorn, an imprint of Unicorn Publishing Group LLP, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fully updated editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lack; Andrew Lack; Christopher M Perrins
ISBN: 9781911604365 1911604368
OCLC Number: 1009214456
Notes: Edition statement from cover.
"First published 1956 by Methuen & Co Ltd"--Title page verso.
Description: 274 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Professor Christopher Perrins --
Note on this edition --
Introduction --
The tower --
Settling in, and the fight for homes --
Courtship --
The nest --
Laying and incubation --
The naked nestling --
The feathered nestling --
Feeding habits --
Flight --
Swifts at night --
Winter sleep --
Weather movements --
Migration --
The races of swifts --
The birth-rate --
Death and its causes --
The meaning of adaptation --
Swifts in a tower : sixty-two years on / by Dr Andrew Lack.
Responsibility: Dr David Lack ; with a new chapter by Dr Andrew Lack ; foreword by Professor Chris Perrins.


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