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By E. A. Schreiber, Joanna Burger

Biology of Marine Birds offers the single whole precis of knowledge approximately marine birds ever released. It either summarizes and analyzes their breeding biology, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, fossil background, body structure, energetics, and conservation. The booklet covers 4 orders of marine birds: penguins (Sphenisciformes); albatross, shearwaters, petrels (Procellariiformes); pelicans, boobies, frigatebirds, tropicbirds, cormorants (Pelecaniformes); and gulls, terns, guillemots, auks (Charadriiformes - households Laridae and Alcidae). precis chapters handle the biology of shorebirds and wading birds and their lives within the marine environment.This complete publication includes a variety of precis tables that offer you exhaustive details on a variety of elements in their existence histories, breeding biology, body structure and energetics, and demography. It additionally discusses examine options and destiny learn wanted, delivering a consultant to ornithologists and scholars for learn initiatives. Written by means of said specialists during this box, Biology of Marine Birds is the best source. The authors not just current recognized info, yet supply new analyses and insights into marine fowl biology. you can find no different publication that covers the entire significant seabird teams and the entire significant subject matters with this intensity of aspect. even if you're learning, discovering, or coping with marine environments, you'll find your self attaining for this source time and again.

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