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Cambridge Encyclopedia of Ornithology
Experts from around the world have contributed to this absorbing and authoritative new guide for bird enthusiasts everywhere--the essential, comprehensive reference on all aspects of birds. Highly illustrated chapters take the reader from the anatomy of birds, through flight, daily activities, distribution, migration, breeding, mating and more. 150 color illustrations; 200 ...more
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published September 27th 1991 by Cambridge University Press
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Dec 03, 2015 PoachingFacts rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: amateur naturalists, amateur ornithologists, novice ornithologists, students 10+
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Ornithology, edited by Michael Brooke and Tim Birkhead, offers a reasonably comprehensive and detailed explanation of avian anatomy, behavior, scientific classification by family, and natural history among other topics. Thirty-nine individuals from top universities as well as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds contributed to the text of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Ornithology to make it a clear and accessible reference to those seeking a macro-scale vie ...more