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By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

A Dictionary of Birds enlists contributions from over 280 ornithologists and different experts from world wide. significant, authoritative articles disguise the sector of contemporary ornithology and similar matters, lots of them operating to a number of thousand phrases. additionally there are articles on the entire fowl households, just about all of that are illustrated through a consultant species. There also are quite a few brief entries defining distinct phrases, software of names, and so forth. the full provides a textual content of over 800,000 phrases, supported by means of greater than 500 images, drawings and diagrams.

The pictures were chosen less than the assistance of Eric Hosking to demonstrate diversified actions of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a suite of over 2 hundred drawings of birds, just about all of which have been particularly 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 influence 1965) and now lengthy out of print. This new dictionary, encyclopaedic in therapy, is destined to be an incredible reference in any ornithologist's library; and its editors and individuals, such a lot 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 yank Ornithologists' Union, writes in her preface of "the position the dictionary will play in fostering communications between international locations. for college students it's going to function an front to the current prestige of the sphere. For scientists it is going to function a learn software and a bridge among disciplines."

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