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BIRDS NEW TO SCIENCE: FIFTY YEARS OF AVIAN DISCOVERIES
Written by David Brewer.
Stock no. 1826891
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 2018. Slightly better than very good condition.
Documenting more than half a century of remarkable bird discoveries, covering around 300 species. A rich reference to an incredible era of adventure in ornithology. Pictorial glazed boards. Colour photos. ISBN: 9781472906281. Base of spine lightly rubbed, rear board lightly scuffed. Contents clean.
FAR FROM LAND: THE MYSTERIOUS LIVES OF SEABIRDS
Written by Michael Brooke. Illustrated by Bruce Pearson.
Stock no. 1826864
Published by Princeton University Press. 1st 2018. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A up-close look at the activities of seabirds around the globe. Blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations, colour photos. ISBN: 9780691174181. Front board slightly upward bowed, text block very slightly grubby. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby.
Large format. Third edition, fully revised. 672 pages. All species of parrots are described and illustrated. Definitive reference work on parrots, including a newly discovered species. Almost 500 birds are magnificently illustrated in colour by Cooper. New plates depict what are now known to be differences between plumage of young and old birds, various colour phases of birds and new groupings. ISBN: 0713721340. Top & tail of spine and lower edges of boards rubbed. Lower corner of boards lightly bumped. Text block a little grubby, small mark to index page 670. Else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper has remains of a label to lower front corner and is a little grubby. Slight cigarette odour present.
All the common birds found in Qatar and a few not so common. Privately published by the authors. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour photos. ISBN: 9789948157472. Covers lightly creased. Light foxing to prelims. Text block slightly grubby. Contents clean.
A book to inspire any birdwatcher. Card wraps. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781898110477. Covers a little scuffed with a couple of minor marks. A few minor foxspots to half-title page else contents clean.
Explore the twilight world of owls that you can hear in your garden, park or woods with this lyrical investigation into their sounds. Includes four CDs with 327 sound recordings of 38 species of owls, a couple of midwife toads, some Parrot Crossbills and a few voles. Oblong format. Matt pictorial boards, yellow spine with white title. Colour photos and illustrations. Annotated sonagrams. ISBN: 9789081093378. Heavy bumping to top edge of boards with some board damage. Top of spine bumped with a small split in paper. Base of spine bumped. Minor knocks to lower edge of boards. Light scuffing to rear board. Contents clean and tight. All four CDs present - not tested.
IN SEARCH OF SPARROWS
Written by J.D. Summers-Smith. Illustrated by Euan Dunn.
Stock no. 1826653
Published by T. & A.D. Poyser. 1st 1992. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
The author's wry descriptions of the tribulations and unexpected pleasures of a traveller on four continents, from the Himalayas and Thailand, to Africa and the Americas are interspersed with observations and speculations on the biology of sparrows in a wide variety of habitats. Light brown boards, gilt title and vignette to spine. B/w photos & illustrations. vii and 141 pages including index. ISBN: 0856610739. Base of spine lightly bumped. Contents clean. White pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased.
A GUIDE TO... PHEASANTS & WATERFOWL: THEIR MANAGEMENT, CARE & BREEDING
Written by Danny Brown.
Stock no. 1826649
Published by ABK Publications. 1st 1998. Slightly better than very good condition.
The keeping of Pheasants and waterfowl in Australia, under Australian conditions. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour photos. ISBN: 0958710236. Covers lightly scuffed. Contents clean.
Ecology and Conservation of New Zealand's frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals. Once home to the mighty moa, New Zealand is the only place in the world where tuatara, Jurassic-style frogs and other bizarre creatures such as kiwi and kakapo still survive. This book presents a history of faunal change in New Zealand and a review of the ecology and conservation of those animals. Pictorial cardwraps. A few colour photos. ISBN: 0908812523. Messy mark from a label removal to rear cover. Spine lightly faded. Tiny nick to front vertical edge of cover. Contents clean.
Large format. Third edition, fully revised. 672 pages. All species of parrots are described and illustrated. Definitive reference work on parrots, including a newly discovered species. Almost 500 birds are magnificently illustrated in colour by Cooper. New plates depict what are now known to be differences between plumage of young and old birds, various colour phases of birds and new groupings. ISBN: 0713721340. Top & tail of spine and lower edge of boards rubbed. Text block a little grubby. Damp stain (coffee?) to lower vertical edge of contents (mostly affecting margins and not the illustrations, some crinkling as a result. Dustwrapper a little grubby.
BIRD COLORATION VOLUME 2: FUNCTION AND EVOLUTION
Written by Geoffrey E. Hill; Kevin J. McGraw.
Stock no. 1826553
Published by Harvard University Press. 1st 2006. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
What is the function of the colorful displays of birds and what are the factors that shape the evolution of color signals. Blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w diagrams, colour photos. ISBN: 0674021762. Slight bump to tail of spine at rear edge. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel.
IN PURSUIT OF THE PEREGRINE
Written by R.B. Treleaven. Illustrated by R.B. Treleaven.
Stock no. 1826548
Published by Tiercel Publishing. 1st 1998. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
By the doyen of British Peregrine experts, this book is a major contribution from a renowned authority to the study and understanding of peregrines. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w & a few colour illustrations. xiii and 242 pages including index. ISBN: 0953200205. SIGNED by the author (Best Wishes) to title page. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper has a tiny nick to top rear edge of spine and some light scuffing to rear panel.