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The Grebes: Podicipedidae (Bird Families of the World)

Fjeldsa, Jon

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ISBN 10: 0198500645 / ISBN 13: 9780198500643
Verlag: Oxford University Press, 2004
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As new hardcover in dust jacket of the first printing. Volume 12 in the Oxford Bird Families of the World series. 16 color paintings by the author illuminate this reference work, along with 116 drawings illustrating special features and behavior. Grebes are unusual and fascinating birds, with spectacular courtship behavior and floating nests which enable them to spend their entire lives on water. Fjeldsa provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of their origin and evolution, biology, and how they have adapted to exploit their environment, beautifally illustrated with maps, line figures, and his own stunning full-color paintings. Oversize-extra postage may be requested. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10854

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Titel: The Grebes: Podicipedidae (Bird Families of ...

Verlag: Oxford University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Used: Like New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New

Auflage: First edition.

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...it is great that an easily accessible, attractive, near-comprehensive and truly eye-opening book summarizing the biology of grebes has seen the light of day. Fjeldsa's The Grebes can be read as an ornithological or evolutionary wake-up call. (Theunis Piersma, British Ornithologists' Union)

"I defy anyone to open the book without becoming caught up in these fascinating and thought-provoking images. For me, they are a highlight." (Angus Wilson, Birdwatch)

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