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The Teal (Poyser Monograph)   layout image

by Matthieu Guillemain / Johan Elmber

This title looks at distribution and trends in numbers, foraging ecology, breeding behaviour, population dynamics, management and conservation of teal, looking at both the Eurasian Common Teal and its North American equivalent, the Green-winged Teal (which until relatively recently was considered to be the same species). This title provides a scientifically robust account on which wetland managers, research scientists and the ornithological community may rely, with wider implicatons for the conservation and management of other waterfowl, and for ecological research in general. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 304pp. 2014

DUE SEPTEMBER 2014

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M24314 Hardback  £50.00
Feasting, Fowling and Feathers; A History of the Exploitation of Wild Birds Feasting, Fowling and Feathers; A History of the Exploitation of Wild Birds   layout image

by Michael Shrubb

The way wild birds have been exploited over the centuries forms the focus of this title. It looks at the use of birds as food, for feathers and skins, for eggs, as cage birds, as specimens and for hunting, focusing on Britain, northern Europe and the North Atlantic. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Colour illustrations, B/W photographs, B/W illustrations, B/W maps, 256pp. 2013

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M21740 Hardback  £50.00
T & A D Poyser FACING EXTINCTION T & A D Poyser FACING EXTINCTION   layout image

by Paul Donald / Nigel Collar / Stuart Marsden / Debbie Pain

Almost 200 species of birds have become extinct in the past 400 years, and a similar number today are in imminent danger of following them. This title examines the process and issues concerning extinction, how and why it happens and what can be done about it. Colour photographs and artwork, 312pp. 2nd edition. 2013

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M21739 Paperback  £25.00
Penguins; Their World, Their Ways Penguins; Their World, Their Ways   layout image

by Tui de Roy

This title is the first to comprehensively cover all of the 18 penguin species alongside the latest research into many of their more unusual adaptations, such as their deep-diving abilities. Penguins are the 'canaries in the coalmine' of the oceans, and their presence is indicative of a healthy marine environment. Although they are an icon of the southern hemisphere, what penguins can teach us about our changing seas is of truly global significance. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 240pp. 2013

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M21737 Hardback  £35.00
Poyser Monograph: The Snowy Owl Poyser Monograph: The Snowy Owl   layout image

by Eugene Potapov / Richard Sale

This book gives the Snowy Owl the full Poyser treatment, with sections looking at morphology, distribution, palaeontology and evolution, habitat, breeding, diet, population dynamics, movements, interspecific relationships and conservation, supported by some fabulous photography and the art of Jackie Garner. A major strength for the authors is the availability of Russian literature, which is generally out of reach for Western scientists. Illustration type: Colour photographs, black and white illustrations, 304pp. 2013

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M21413 Hardback  £50.00
Poyser Monograph; The Mandarin Duck Poyser Monograph; The Mandarin Duck   layout image

by Christopher Lever

The definitive guide to the Mandarin duck, a species that has been introduced around the world, including the British Isles, but is in sharp decline in its native home, eastern Asia. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 256pp. 2013

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M21411 Hardback  £50.00
EXTINCT BIRDS EXTINCT BIRDS   layout image

by Julian Hume / Michael Walters

A comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird species and subspecies that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. From Great Auks, Carolina Parakeets and Dodos to the amazing yet completely vanished bird radiations of Hawaii and New Zealand, via rafts of extinctions in the Pacific and elsewhere. This title is both a sumptuous reference and an amazing study of humanity's impact on birds. Black and white illustrations, 544pp. 2012

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M21132 Hardback  £50.00
T & A D Poyser THE KITTIWAKE T & A D Poyser THE KITTIWAKE   layout image

by John Coulson

The Kittiwake has been the subject of behavioural research since the late 1950s - one of the longest running studies in the world. In this Poyser Monograph, John Coulson summarises these decades of research, revealing amazing insights into the life of these gulls, with wider implications for the behavioural ecology of all colonial birds. There are sections on life at sea, nest-site selection, breeding biology, feeding ecology, colony dynamics, moult, survivorship and conservation. Colour plates, 328pp. 2011

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M21050 Hardback  £50.00
Helm Identification Guides CUCKOOS OF THE WORLD Helm Identification Guides CUCKOOS OF THE WORLD   layout image

by Johannes Erritzoe / Clive F Mann / Frederik Brammer / Richard A Fuller

Looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and ani - the family Cuculidae. Famed as brood-parasites of other birds, the cuckoos include a diverse range of species, from the roadrunners of North America to the spectacular malkohas of southern Asia. Discusses the biology and identification on a species-by-species basis, bringing together the very latest research. Colour illustrations and photographs, maps, 480pp. 2012

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M21049 Hardback  £60.00
THE BLACK WOODPECKER A monograph on Dryocopus martius THE BLACK WOODPECKER A monograph on Dryocopus martius   layout image

by Gerard Gorman

A comprehensive monograph that covers all aspects of the life of one of the largest and most striking woodpeckers. Covers morphology, identification, communication, distribution, behaviour, breeding and relationships with other wildlife and man. Also includes unique drumming waveforms and sonograms of calls. Colour photographs, black and white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps, 184pp. 2011

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M20950 Paperback  £19.99
The BIRDS of DEVON The BIRDS of DEVON   layout image

by Michael Tyler

The last Devon avifauna was published in 1969 so this up to date title is well overdue. Sightings and information to the end of 2009 and some 2010 detail. Colour photographs, line drawings, 750pp. 2010

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M20839 Hardback  £38.00
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CAPE CLEAR THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CAPE CLEAR   layout image

by J T R Sharrock

illustrated by Robert Gillmor

207pp. 2010

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M20788 Hardback  £50.00
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