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Bird Migration (Collins New Naturalist #113)
by Ian Newton
The phenomenon of bird migration has fascinated people from time immemorial. The arrivals and departures of different species marked the seasons, heralding spring and autumn and providing a reliable calendar long before anything better became available. Migration is shown by many kinds of animals, including butterflies and other insects, mammals, marine turtles, and fish, ...more
Hardcover, 598 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Collins
(first published 2010)
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Unlike another reviewer I would regard this book as one to be read thoroughly, cover to cover. This is not a reference book, but a detailed examination of what we know, suspect and need to research on the subject of avian migration. It's incredibly comprehensive, written by one of the great experts in the field. Recommended for anyone interested in the subject, but also useful for those birders watching the ebb and flow of bird movement with the seasons. One for every birder's and ornithologist' ...more