Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Birds I-IV

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Gale, 2003 - Science - 672 pages
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Gale proudly presents the first completely revised and updated version of this acclaimed set in 30 years. Some reviewers call Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia the best reference work on animals ever published. Others call it the legacy left to us by famed zoologist and animal lover, Bernhard Grzimek. The accolades and praise go on for the newest addition to Gale's line of reference titles. The original 13-vol. set, published in Germany in the late 1960s, is internationally renowned for its scientific reporting, coverage and illustrations, and serves as a major point of reference for researchers and students studying the animal kingdom. Thorough articles familiarize readers with animals found everywhere on the globe, detailing their life cycles, predators, food systems, overall ecology and much more. Staying true to the original scientific pedigree, Gale enlisted prominent advisors and contributors from the international scientific community to incorporate recent developments in the animal world. Our new editions of Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia are sure to serve the needs of students at every academic level.

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Contents

What is a bird?
3
Avian migration and navigation
29
Avian flight
45
Order CHARADRIIFORMES
101
Order PROCELLARIIFORMES
107
Order SPHENISCIFORMES
147
Order PODICIPEDIFORMES
169
Order PELECANIFORMES
183
Order FALCONIFORMES
317
Order ANSERIFORMES
363
Order CAPRIMUL GIFORMES
367
Order GALLIFORMES
399
Order APODIFORMES
415
Order COLIIFORMES
469
For further reading
487
Glossary
504

Order PTEROCLIFORMES
231
Order CICONIIFORMES
233
Order PSITTACIFORMES
277
Order MUSOPHAGIFORMES
299
Order PHOENICOPTERIFORMES
303
Aves species list
567
Geologic time scale
578
For further reading 525
616
Order CORACIIFORMES
651
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