Nature

Atlas of Bird Migration

Author: Jonathan Elphick

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 776

Discusses how birds migrate and provides information on migrations in each region of the world and on the migrating habits of hundreds of species of birds.
Science

The Atlas of Bird Migration

Author: Jonathan Elphick

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 180

View: 267

Discusses how birds migrate and provides information on migrations in each region of the world and on the migrating habits of hundreds of species of birds
Birds

The Migration Atlas

Author: Chris Wernham

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Birds

Page: 884

View: 154

Using a vast amount of data that the British Trust for Ornithology have collected from ringing recoveries, this title presents detailed and up-to-date information on bird migration. Since the ringing programme began in 1909, there have been around half a million recoveries of birds ringed in the UK. The data yielded have enabled the BTO to build up a picture of the movements of around 200 migratory species, and this book presents that information in a clear and concise format.
Birds

Collins Atlas of Bird Migration

Author: Jonathan Elphick

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Birds

Page: 180

View: 106

This atlas traces the migratory paths of more than 100 bird species from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. In addition to this a further 500 migratory species are catalogued, with details of their routes.
Nature

The Atlas of Birds

Author: Mike Unwin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 246

The Atlas of Birds captures the breathtaking diversity of birds, and illuminates their conservation status around the world. Full-color maps show where birds are found, both by country and terrain, and reveal how an astounding variety of behavioral adaptations--from flight and feeding to nest building and song--have enabled them to thrive in virtually every habitat on Earth. Maps of individual journeys and global flyways chart the amazing phenomenon of bird migration, while bird classification is explained using maps for each order and many key families. Conservation provides a strong focus throughout, with maps illustrating where and why birds are most under threat, and what is being done to protect them. Separate sections examine key factors influencing their distribution and endangering their survival, from deforestation and climate change to invasive species and the cage-bird trade. Bird groups most affected, such as island endemics, are highlighted, while a fascinating chapter explores the complex historical relationship between birds and humans, with maps and data for everything from poultry farming to birdwatching. The maps are supported by an authoritative text that uses the very latest data and case studies from BirdLife International. Packed with sumptuous photos, original diagrams, and imaginative graphics that bring the numbers to life, this book is a stunning and timely insight into perhaps the most colorful and intriguing group of organisms on our planet. The premier illustrated atlas of bird diversity, behavior, and conservation Features full-color maps, photos, and diagrams Covers bird evolution, classification, and behavior Describes the complex relationship between birds and their habitats Explores the impact of human activities on species survival Illustrates where and why birds are most under threat--and how to protect them
Nature

The Birds of Israel

Author: Hadoram Shirihai

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 692

View: 527

Situated on one of the major Palearctic-African migration routes, Israel is an area of tremendous interest to ornithologists. This book is the most complete, up-to-date reference on bird distribution in, and migration through, Israel, compiled by a foremost authority. The book especially distinguishes those subspecies found in Israel, and includes hundreds of maps and diagrams detailing seasonal occurrence. The addition of hundreds of color photographs ensures that this book will become the most significant work on birds of this fascinating region.Special Features Include: * The most detailed, up-to-date account of the distribution and migration of birds in Israel ever published * Over 500 species described * Written by the foremost authority on the subject * Maps for all the major species * Over 400 color photographs
Nature

The Atlas of Birds

Author: Mike Unwin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 301

The Atlas of Birds captures the breathtaking diversity of birds, and illuminates their conservation status around the world. Full-color maps show where birds are found, both by country and terrain, and reveal how an astounding variety of behavioral adaptations--from flight and feeding to nest building and song--have enabled them to thrive in virtually every habitat on Earth. Maps of individual journeys and global flyways chart the amazing phenomenon of bird migration, while bird classification is explained using maps for each order and many key families. Conservation provides a strong focus throughout, with maps illustrating where and why birds are most under threat, and what is being done to protect them. Separate sections examine key factors influencing their distribution and endangering their survival, from deforestation and climate change to invasive species and the cage-bird trade. Bird groups most affected, such as island endemics, are highlighted, while a fascinating chapter explores the complex historical relationship between birds and humans, with maps and data for everything from poultry farming to birdwatching. The maps are supported by an authoritative text that uses the very latest data and case studies from BirdLife International. Packed with sumptuous photos, original diagrams, and imaginative graphics that bring the numbers to life, this book is a stunning and timely insight into perhaps the most colorful and intriguing group of organisms on our planet. The premier illustrated atlas of bird diversity, behavior, and conservation Features full-color maps, photos, and diagrams Covers bird evolution, classification, and behavior Describes the complex relationship between birds and their habitats Explores the impact of human activities on species survival Illustrates where and why birds are most under threat--and how to protect them

The Bird Atlas

Author: Barbara Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 64

View: 219

Explore the world of birds with this highly-illustrated children's atlas. Which bird migrates the furthest? How do birds find a mate? What can we do to help endangered birds? Fully updated for its 25th anniversary, The Bird Atlas answers all these questions and more. This lavishly illustrated atlas for children is not your average guide to birds. It takes children on a tour, continent by continent, to meet the birds of the world. Within each section, the book travels through different biomes, such as mountains, deserts, and rivers; and specific regions, from the Mediterranean to the Everglades, Galapagos, and Himalayas. The Bird Atlas is packed with beautiful, life-like illustrations of birds from all over the world, with maps showing precisely where they are found. There are many books that can tell you toucans live in the Amazon rainforest, but this book shows where in the vast habitat you could spot the species. Every continent is introduced with an overview of the ecology, climate, and landscape; and the typical and record-breaking birds that live there. The book also explains the anatomy of a bird, traces migration routes, and highlights endangered species, p
Nature

Bird Migration

Author: Thomas Alerstam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 420

View: 165

The most comprehensive book available on the phenomenon of bird migration.
Nature

Atlas of Rare Birds

Author: Dominic Couzens

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 451

Offers a guide to some of the rarest birds in existence, with maps that show where to find them.
Nature

The Atlas of Birds

Author: Mike Unwin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 807

Authoritative and concise, this beautifully illustrated atlas captures the dazzling diversity of bird life around the world. Its stunning full-colour maps reveal where birds are found and explain the many factors behind their distribution, while numerous photographs and illustrations showcase the most fascinating and colourful aspects of bird behaviour. Conservation concerns are highlighted throughout, underpinned by the very latest data from BirdLife International on the threats birds face worldwide. The atlas reveals how an astonishing variety of behavioural adaptations - from flight and feeding to nest building and song - have enabled birds to exploit virtually every habitat niche available. It also unveils the miracles of bird migration, charting key flyways around the globe and drawing upon the latest satellite-tracking technology to shed new light on this most mysterious phenomenon. The greatest threat to birds today comes from the human impact on their environment. Such forces as deforestation, wetland drainage, pollution, the introduction of alien species and climate change have placed at least 1,200 species in danger of extinction. The atlas draws on work by BirdLife International and other organisations to explore this issue, using maps and case studies to illustrate where and why birds are most under threat, and what is being done to protect them.
Science

Bird Migration

Author: Eberhard Gwinner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 435

View: 949

E. GWINNER! The phenomenon of bird migration with its large scale dimensions has attracted the attention of naturalists for centuries. Worldwide billions of birds leave their breeding grounds every autumn to migrate to areas with seasonally more favor able conditions. Many of these migrants travel only over a few hundred kilo meters but others cover distances equivalent to the circumference of the earth. Among these long-distance migrants are several billion birds that invade Africa every autumn from their West and Central Palaearctic breeding areas. In the Americas and in Asia the scope of bird migration is of a similar magnitude. Just as impressive as the numbers of birds are their achievements. They have to cope with the enormous energetic costs of long-distance flying. particularly while crossing oceans and deserts that do not allow replenishment of depleted fat reserves. They have to appropriately time the onset and end of migrations. both on a daily and annual basis. And finally. they have to orient their migratory movements in space to reach their species- or population-specific wintering and breeding grounds, irrespective of the variable climatic conditions along their migratory routes.
Medical

Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

Author: Heiman F. L. Wertheim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 237

The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases provides a much needed practical and visual overview of the current distribution and determinants of major infectious diseases of humans. The comprehensive full-color maps show at a glance the areas with reported infections and outbreaks, and are accompanied by a concise summary of key information on the infectious agent and its clinical and epidemiological characteristics. Since infectious diseases are dynamic, the maps are presented in the context of a changing world, and how these changes are influencing the geographical distribution on human infections. This unique atlas: Contains more than 145 high quality full-color maps covering all major human infectious diseases Provides key information on the illustrated infectious diseases Has been compiled and reviewed by an editorial board of infectious disease experts from around the world The result is a concise atlas with a consistent format throughout, where material essential for understanding the global spatial distribution of infectious diseases has been thoughtfully assembled by international experts. Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is an essential tool for infectious disease specialists, medical microbiologists, virologists, travel medicine specialists, and public health professionals. The Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases is accompanied by a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition - an interactive digital version of the book with downloadable images and text, highlighting and note-taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms.
Nature

The Biology of Moult in Birds

Author: Lukas Jenni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 644

Feathers are amazing structures unique to birds and, for a variety of reasons, they need to be renewed periodically as a whole in a process called moult. During this process, all of the functions of plumage are impaired and most aspects of a bird's life are affected. Every moult determines a bird's appearance anew, and restores plumage efficacy for flight and insulation. Moult profoundly affects physiology and the organization of the annual cycle, and it constrains reproduction and migration. Given these major impacts, which are equal to the other annual challenges of reproduction and migration, it is surprising that research on moult has largely been so neglected a subject. Lukas Jenni and Raffael Winkler have brought together the widely scattered results of studies on the processes and consequences of moult in birds. This book opens with an overview of the functions of plumage, and of feather maintenance and feather wear, and then introduces the two functions of moult: replacement of worn feathers and adjustment of plumage characteristics and appearance. The body of the book then examines feather-growth and the physiology, energetics and control of moult, and how various other physiological processes interact with moult and may compensate for its costs. Significantly, the authors explain how variations in moult and feather quality affect a bird's overall plumage quality, and they highlight the resulting consequences in terms of physical performance, appearance and signalling. Finally, there is a review of all the various solutions that birds have developed to fit moult into the annual cycle. This long-awaited book covers for the first time all aspects of the biology of moult and fills an important gap in the literature, completing our understanding of how the most important annual events in a bird's life fit together into a coherent whole. It draws on a wide range of information – from penguins to small passerines, from raptors to wildfowl – to highlight the variety of the subject and to pinpoint the many gaps in our knowledge along with avenues for fruitful further research.
Science

Moult and Ageing of European Passerines

Author: Lukas Jenni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 510

A brand-new, completely revised second edition of Jenni and Winkler's classic guide, updated and improved for the next generation of ringers and professional ornithologists. The moult strategies of birds exert an important influence on their behaviour and energetics, and also provide the basis of valuable tools for study. A proper understanding of how feathers are replaced and the precise differences in the appearance of the various feather generations can allow ringers, scientists and keen birdwatchers to age individual birds, and to distinguish between first-year and adult birds. Understanding the moult strategy of a species also provides insights into its general and migration ecology, and allows detailed studies of many aspects of its population dynamics. Lukas Jenni and Raffael Winkler have studied moult across a wide range of bird species for decades, and in this book bring their observations together to produce a valuable reference for both professional ornithologists and bird ringers. This second edition has been completely updated and revised, with 16 new species accounts added, bringing the total covered to 74. The first part of the book provides an up-to-date summary of the moult strategies and moult sequences of European passerines, and discusses the ecological consequences of moult. Throughout the book, the authors draw on the enormous amount of data on moult that they have collected over 40 years of study and which, combined with data from the literature, allow them to present a thorough synthesis of the subject. The second part is of particular value to ringers. Following a general introduction to ageing, detailed moult profiles are given for 74 European passerine species, illustrating all of the major moult strategies and including useful summary statistics, schematic diagrams of the extent of moult and indications of the variation within each species. The main moult strategies are illustrated with schematic graphs, and the moult strategies and extent of moult of every European passerine species are summarised in tabular form. The crowning feature of this book is its collection of more than 600 full-colour photographs of extended wings, which show the entire range of moult patterns and plumage-ageing criteria. An appendix gives supplementary information on ageing birds by the degree of pneumatisation of the skull. Large in format, packed with high-quality photography and lavish in production specifications, this second edition of Moult and Ageing in European Passerines is both a major reference for ornithologists, zoologists, bird ringers and dedicated birdwatchers, and a work of great scholarship and beauty.
Endangered plants

The Atlas of Endangered Species

Author: John A. Burton

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN:

Category: Endangered plants

Page: 272

View: 951

This atlas presents an in-depth overview of the issue of endangered species. A series of maps reveals the extent of such global problems as natural disasters, pollution and population growth. This is followed by detailed surveys of the seven key biological areas of the world, which explain the problems they face, and identify those animals and plants at risk. The final section describes what steps are being taken at international and national levels to preserve and conserve our planet's natural heritage, charting the successes and failures of the conservation movement, and setting out what the individual can do to help.