Download PDF by Desmond Nethersole-Thompson,Maimie Nethersole-Thompson: Waders: their Breeding, Haunts and Watchers (Poyser

By Desmond Nethersole-Thompson,Maimie Nethersole-Thompson

the entire Nethersole-Thompson relatives give a contribution in a few degree to this e-book however it is Dr Desmond Nethersole-Thompson's life-long curiosity in waders which supplies the paintings its extraordinary caliber and authority. For good over fifty years the examine of waders and their behaviour has been his ardour, and his nice wisdom and adventure are the world over recognized. there's a bonus, too, for the reader within the specific freshness and elegance of his writing which conveys not just his heavily saw, sufferer research but additionally the enjoyment and pride he has identified in looking at such exciting and lovely birds, frequently of their Scottish habitats. The center of the booklet is the great bills of the biology and behavior of 18 species of waders of their breeding haunts (see Contents list). moreover there are chapters on waders as a rule, wader spacing and dispersion, the wader watchers of earlier and contemporary occasions, and ultimate chapters on new or returning waders and these pipe-dream species that, no longer too fancifully, may possibly but breed sooner or later in those islands. Voice is among the headings in the species money owed yet there's additionally an appendix of sonagrams of wader songs and calls; there are tables of knowledge and an in depth, chosen bibliography. Donald Watson has supplied greater than 100 drawings to counterpoint and adorn the textual content and there are 32 pictures. Jacket work by way of Donald Watson

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