Atlas of Birds - Mapping Avian Diversity, Behavior and Conserv

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-07-10
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
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The Atlas of Birdscaptures the breathtaking diversity of birdlife around the world. This authoritative and full-color atlas features stunning maps that show where birds are found and explain their distribution, with numerous photos and illustrations that showcase the most interesting aspects of bird behavior. Conservation is highlighted throughout, backed up by the very latest findings from BirdLife International on the threats birds face today. TheAtlas of Birdslooks at the astonishing variety of behavioral adaptations--from flight and feeding to nest building and song--that have enabled birds to thrive in virtually every habitat on Earth. It covers bird evolution, charts key migratory flyways around the globe, and, using regional and world maps, explores the complex relationship between birds and humans. This one-of-a-kind atlas explains the different classifications of birds--such as flightless birds, songbirds, seabirds, wildfowl, parrots, and raptors--and includes maps and case studies that illustrate where and why birds are most under threat, and what is being done to protect them. The premier illustrated atlas to bird diversity, behavior, and conservation Features full-color maps, photos, and diagrams Covers bird habitats, evolution, migration, and classification Explores the complex relationship between birds and humans Illustrates where and why birds are most under threat--and how to protect them

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