By Melissa C. McDade
Grzimek's pupil Animal existence source: Birds deals readers accomplished and easy-to-use details on Earth's birds. Entries are prepared by way of taxonomy, the technological know-how in which dwelling issues are categorised into similar teams. each one access contains sections on actual features; geographic diversity; habitat; nutrition; habit and replica; animals and folks; and conservation prestige. kin entries are via a number of species bills and a spread map and photograph or representation for every species. Entries finish with an inventory of books, periodicals, and websites which may be used for additional study.
Each quantity of Grzimek's scholar Animal existence source: Birds features a pronunciation consultant for clinical names, a word list, an summary of birds, a listing of species within the set through biome, an inventory of species by means of geographic place, and an index. The set has 640 full-color maps, pictures, and illustrations to liven up the textual content, and sidebars supply extra evidence and comparable information.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION Books: Barlow, Clive, and Tim Wacher. A Field Guide to the Birds of the Gambia and Senegal. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 1998. Perrins, Christopher. Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds. Richmond Hill, Canada: Firefly Books, 2003. Robbins, Michael. Birds: Fandex Family Field Guides. New York: Workman Publishing Company, 1998. Urban, E. , H. D. Fry, and S. Keith. The Birds of Africa, vol. 5. London: Academic Press, 1997. Weidensaul, Scott. Birds: National Audubon Society First Field Guides.
New York: Bradbury Press, 1994. Perrins, Christopher M. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1990. , and Patrick J. Lynch. Manual of Ornithology, Avian Structure and Function. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993. Reid, Struan. Bird World. Brookfield, CT: The Millbrook Press, 1991. Rupp, Rebecca. Everything You Never Learned About Birds. , 1995. Sibley, David Allen, Chris Elphick, and John B. , eds. National Audubon Society: The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior.
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Birds by Melissa C. McDade