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By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

A Dictionary of Birds enlists contributions from over 280 ornithologists and different experts from all over the world. significant, authoritative articles hide the sector of recent ornithology and similar topics, a lot of them operating to a number of thousand phrases. moreover there are articles on the entire fowl households, just about all of that are illustrated by way of a consultant species. There also are a variety of brief entries defining detailed phrases, software of names, and so forth. the whole provides a textual content of over 800,000 phrases, supported through greater than 500 photos, drawings and diagrams.

The pictures were chosen below the assistance of Eric Hosking to demonstrate diversified actions of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a set of over two hundred drawings of birds, just about all of that have been specifically 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 impact 1965) and now lengthy out of print. This new dictionary, encyclopaedic in therapy, is destined to be an immense 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 yankee Ornithologists' Union, writes in her preface of "the position the dictionary will play in fostering communications between international locations. for college kids it's going to function an front to the current prestige of the sphere. For scientists it is going to function a examine instrument and a bridge among disciplines."

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