A Dictionary of Birds (Poyser Monographs) by Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

A Dictionary of Birds enlists contributions from over 280 ornithologists and different experts from world wide. significant, authoritative articles disguise the sphere of contemporary ornithology and similar matters, lots of them working to numerous thousand phrases. furthermore there are articles on the entire chook households, just about all of that are illustrated by means of a consultant species. There also are a number of brief entries defining detailed phrases, software of names, and so forth. the entire supplies a textual content of over 800,000 phrases, supported via greater than 500 pictures, drawings and diagrams.

The images were chosen less than the assistance of Eric Hosking to demonstrate diversified actions of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a set of over 2 hundred drawings of birds, just about all of which have been in particular drawn for the Dictionary.

Compiled for the British Ornithologists' Union, this new paintings is in line of succession from Newton's A Dictionary of Birds of 1896 and Landsborough Thomson's a brand new Dictionary of Birds released in 1964 (2nd effect 1965) and now lengthy out of print. This new dictionary, encyclopaedic in therapy, is destined to be an enormous reference in any ornithologist's library; and its editors and individuals, so much of whom gave their time and information freely, have earned the thank you and acclaim of clients for a few years to come back.

Frances James, President of the yank Ornithologists' Union, writes in her preface of "the position the dictionary will play in fostering communications between countries. for college kids it is going to function an front to the current prestige of the sphere. For scientists it is going to function a study device and a bridge among disciplines."

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