Albatrosses

Albatrosses

by W.L.N. Tickell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300087411

ISBN-13: 9780300087413

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

Albatrosses are long-lived seabirds that have long impressed those who travel the oceans, although this admiration has not prevented them from being killed in large numbers. They are famed for their supreme adaptations to the marine environment, breeding on remote islands and spending most of their lives at sea flying immense distances.

Drawing on his own fieldwork

Overview

Albatrosses are long-lived seabirds that have long impressed those who travel the oceans, although this admiration has not prevented them from being killed in large numbers. They are famed for their supreme adaptations to the marine environment, breeding on remote islands and spending most of their lives at sea flying immense distances.

Drawing on his own fieldwork and a comprehensive review of the literature, W.L.N. Tickell now presents the first comparative account of the albatross family. He explores albatross natural history from a geographic point of view, arranging the birds in four groups for convenience. He describes the various forms within each group, their distribution and breeding biology, as well as comparative treatments of moult, flight, behavior, and ecology. He concludes with a review of conservation and human attitudes toward albatrosses. His authoritative text is accompanied by numerous maps, tables, diagrams, and color photographs.

About the Author:
W.L.N. Tickell has been a warden naturalist, lecturer in zoology, and consultant with the BBC Natural History Unit for three television films about albatrosses. He was also a producer for the acclaimed series "Life in the Freezer."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300087413
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface 5(2)
Acknowledgements 7(4)
INTRODUCTION 11(28)
Names and Naturalists
13(9)
Tube-nosed Seabirds
22(17)
SOUTHERN ALBATROSSES 39(130)
The Southern Ocean
41(5)
Islands of the Southern Ocean
46(25)
Mollymawks
71(41)
Sooties
112(18)
Great Albatrosses
130(39)
TROPICAL ALBATORSSES 169(18)
The Equatorial Pacific Ocean
171(4)
The Galapagos Albatross
175(12)
NOTHERN ALBATROSSES 187(60)
The North Pacific Ocean
189(5)
Gooneys
194(39)
Steller's Albatross
233(14)
COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY 247(108)
Moult
249(11)
Flight
260(16)
Behaviour
276(47)
Ecology
323(32)
VICTIMS AND VERSE 355(28)
The Sea of Man
357(14)
The Mariner Syndrome
371(12)
Appendices 383(33)
Photographic Section 416(1)
Bibliography 417(22)
Index 439

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