Birder's Handbook A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds

ISBN-10: 0671659898

ISBN-13: 9780671659899

Edition: 1988

Authors: Paul R. Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin, Darryl Wheye, Paul Ehrlich

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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 6/15/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Paul Ehrlich, founder and first president of the Zero Population Growth organization, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in zoology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1955 and 1957, respectively. He became a member of the faculty at Stanford University in 1959 and was named Bing Professor of Population Studies in 1976. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and in 1990 he was awarded Sweden's Crafoord Prize, created by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to honor researchers in those disciplines not covered by the Nobel Prize. An expert in population biology, ecology, evolution, and behavior, Ehrlich has published more than 600 articles and scientific papers. He is perhaps best known for his environmental classic The Population Bomb (1968). Paul Ehrlich and his wife Anne began working together shortly after their marriage in 1954. Anne Ehrlich received her B.S. in biology from the University of Kansas. As senior research associate in biology and associate director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University, she has lectured widely and written on various environmental issues, including the environmental consequences of nuclear war. Together, the Ehrlichs have written six books and dozens of magazine articles.

How to Use this Book
Right-hand Pages-Essays
Left-hand Pages-Species Treatments
Treatment Heading
Summary Line
Treatment Paragraph
Dealing with Uncertainty
Key to Summary Lines
Nest Location
Nest Type
Who Builds the Nest
Mating System
Incubating Sex
Length of Incubation
Development at Hatching
Time from Hatching to Fledging
Who Tends the Young
Diet During Breeding
Foraging Techniques
Interpreting the Treatment Paragraphs
Observing and Recording Bird Biology
Species Treatments (Even-numbered Pages)
Essays (Odd-numbered Pages)
Hawaiian Bird Biology
Feral Birds
Pelagic Birds
DNA and Passerine Classification
North American Birds Omitted from the Species Treatments
Sources of Information Used in this Guide
Supplemental Bibliography
Guide to Essay Topics
Subject Index
Index to North American Birds
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