This comprehensive monograph covers all aspects of the life of one of the largest and most striking picids on the planet. Morphology, identification, communication, distribution, behaviour, breeding and relationships, both with other wildlife and mankind, are just some of the topics covered in thirt..
An invaluable reference resource written in succinct language and with a user-friendly layout, The Ornithologist’s Dictionary is ideal for both amateur and professional ornithologists.The more than 5,000 definitions of words and terms of interest to ornithologists are brief and to the point, at the ..
Dauguma žmonių svajoja susikrauti daiktus iš savo įprasto gyvenimo mieste, parduoti savo turtą ir išvykti į nežinią, kad patirtų nuotykių. Ruth Miller ir Alanui Daviesui ši svajonė tapo realybe, nors ir su posūkiu; jie nusprendė mesti darbą, parduoti namus ir imtis didžiausio..
Birds are the most diverse tetrapod group today, but they have a rich and complex evolutionary history beyond that of their modern radiation. Appearing during the Jurassic, more than 160 million years ago, birds took to the skies and evolved into a plethora of forms during the Age of the Dinosaurs.T..
This quick-reference, field-friendly guide offers a complete identification reference to all of the sandpipers, plovers, stints and other waders found in Europe, Asia and North America.This new field guide offers a complete identification reference to all of the waders found in Europe, Asia and Nort..
Raptors of the World is the definitive handbook to this most popular group of birds.This new field guide uses all of the illustration plates from Raptors of the World, with a concise, revised text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 340 rapt..
Seawatching can present identification difficulties to even the most experienced birdwatcher, and demands a specialised set of skills and strategies to deal with the challenges of bad weather and poor visibility. The rewards can be great; many species of seabird live exclusively at sea outside their..
Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you.Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. Thi..
Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, even if seen well, and represent perhaps the toughest of all ID challenges for birders.This book is the ultimate flight-identification guide for the raptors of the Western Palaearctic, covering Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (including Arabia) to Cent..
The standard text on the identification of the northern hemisphere's gulls, this book covers the plumage variation through age and subspecies of all 80 species in the region. With exhaustive coverage, detailed maps, and superb plates and photos, this book remains the definitive work on these birds, ..
Owls are enduringly popular birds, but due to their nocturnal habitsmost species are difficult to see well. The plumages of many speciesare cryptic and difficult to separate by plumage alone. This problem iscompounded by the different morphs that many adopt. This book fullydescribes every known spec..
This is the first book created primarily for the field identification of parrots, one of the most familiar and colorful groups of birds. From the mighty macaws to the diminutive pygmy parrots, the 350 species of parrots include cockatoos, parakeets, lovebirds, and Budgerigar. Most are brightly color..
This is the first comprehensive guide to the world’s 434 species of seabirds, to be published since the 1983 publication of Harrison’s Seabirds: An Identification Guide. It covers all known seabirds, beginning with seaducks and grebes and ending with cormorants and pelicans. Lavishly illustrate..
For the first time ever, you can contemplate All the Birds of the World together in a single easy-to-use, fully illustrated volume. Created for a broad public, from novice birders to expert ornithologists and anyone interested in the spectacular diversity of birds, this book has somet..
For the first time ever, you can contemplate All the Mammals of the World together in a single easy-to-use, fully illustrated volume. Created for a broad public, from wildlife enthusiasts to expert mammalogists, reseachers, conservationists, and anyone interested in the spectacular diversi..
More than 20 years after the publication of the first European Breeding Bird Atlas, this book is the most up-to-date source of information on distribution, abundance and change of bird populations in Europe. A tremendous effort by the European Bird Census Council and its..
THE BRITISH BIRDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018This unique and spectacular handbook is the most complete and comprehensive photographic guide to the passerines of the Western Palearctic. Written by two of the world's most respected ornithologists, Hadoram Shirihai and Lars Svensson, it contains th..
It took several years to produce the entire series of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World (HMW), and we are now happy to provide a new, comprehensive Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of the World. This latest work updates the taxonomy of each currently recognized species of m..
The Handbook of Mammals of the World (HMW) is an unprecedented, lavishly illustrated reference work for the Class Mammalia. This series of 9 large-format volumes describes and illustrates every currently recognized mammal species, along with a detailed overview of each mammalian Family. It..
The Handbook of the Birds of the World Series illustrates and describes in detail every species of bird in the world. The series comprises 16 volumes plus a Special volume that complements them. This Special Volume includes the new species described since the publication of their..