Being a bird in North America, north of Mexico. waterfowl to shorebirds Volume 1
- 21 of 21 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
- 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.
0 current holds with 21 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Prince Rupert Library||598.097 Alvo (Text)||33294002077485||Adult Non-Fiction||Volume hold||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780987773302
- ISBN: 0987773305
255 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
- Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario : Robert Alvo, 2015.
- Copyright: ©2015.
|General Note:||"...the first in a series of books whose main theme is conservation." --p. 7, What this book is.
"The first in a series of books describing the Earth's elements of biodiversity" --cover.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Species accounts - arranged by the following 13 orders: Waterfowl: Whistling-Ducks, Geese, Swans, Ducks -- Chachalaca, Quails, Grouse, Ptarmigans, Prairie-chickens, Turkey -- Loons -- Grebes -- American flamingo -- Pelagic birds: Fulmar, Shearwater, Storm-petrels -- Wood Stork -- Suliforms: Frigatebird, Booby, Gannet, Cormorants, Anhinga -- Pelicans, Bitterns, Herons, Egrets, Ibises, Spoonbill -- Vultures, Condor -- Diurnal raptors: Osprey, Kites, Eagles, Harrier, Hawks -- Marsh birds: Rails, Sora, Gallinules, Boot, Limpkin, Cranes -- Shorebirds: Stilt, Plovers, Sandpipers, Phalaropes, etc.|
|Summary, etc.:||"A new kind of book for anyone interested in birds: Custom-drawn cartoons from 15 artists; Well-researched and properly cited and referenced species accounts featuring interesting aspects of each native breeding species, such as their tricks for survival, real problems they face in nature or because of humans, ecology, birding considerations, unanswered questions, and much more; Global distribution maps; NatureServe conservation status ranks: global, Canada, U.S., Mexico; Spanish bird names for use in Mexico published for the first time. Also French names; Taxonomy, nomenclature, and species ordering as per the American Ornithologists' Union (Chesser 2014); Photos from biologists conducting field work; Focus on "North America" as defined by the American Birding Association (ABA); Prosaic gems from Arthur Cleveland Bent's Life Histores of North American Birds books series; An appendix that complates the list and status of North American birds." --back cover.|