A Dictionary of Birds (Poyser Monographs) by Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

A Dictionary of Birds enlists contributions from over 280 ornithologists and different experts from all over the world. significant, authoritative articles conceal the sector of contemporary ornithology and similar matters, a lot of them operating to numerous thousand phrases. moreover there are articles on all of the chicken households, just about all of that are illustrated through a consultant species. There also are various brief entries defining designated phrases, program of names, and so on. the full offers a textual content of over 800,000 phrases, supported through greater than 500 images, drawings and diagrams.

The pictures were chosen less than the tips of Eric Hosking to demonstrate assorted actions of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a set of over two hundred drawings of birds, just about all of that have been especially drawn for the Dictionary.

Compiled for the British Ornithologists' Union, this new paintings is in line of succession from Newton's A Dictionary of Birds of 1896 and Landsborough Thomson's a brand new Dictionary of Birds released in 1964 (2nd influence 1965) and now lengthy out of print. This new dictionary, encyclopaedic in remedy, is destined to be an important reference in any ornithologist's library; and its editors and individuals, such a lot of whom gave their time and information freely, have earned the thank you and acclaim of clients for a few years to come back.

Frances James, President of the yankee Ornithologists' Union, writes in her preface of "the function the dictionary will play in fostering communications between international locations. for college students it is going to function an front to the current prestige of the sector. For scientists it's going to function a examine software and a bridge among disciplines."

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