Shorebirds (WorlLife Library Series)
  • Shorebirds (WorlLife Library Series)
  • Shorebirds (WorlLife Library Series)

Shorebirds (WorlLife Library Series)

by D. B. A. Thompson, D. B. Thompson, Ingvar Byrkjedal
     
 

From the American oystercatcher to the Eurasian golden plover shown in artful color photos, this diverse group of long-legged waders is described by naturalists (whose affiliations are not stated). The book includes recommended reading, and tables summarizing shorebird species worldwide and the conservation status of those in peril. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,… See more details below

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From the American oystercatcher to the Eurasian golden plover shown in artful color photos, this diverse group of long-legged waders is described by naturalists (whose affiliations are not stated). The book includes recommended reading, and tables summarizing shorebird species worldwide and the conservation status of those in peril. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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VOYA
There are almost two hundred species of shorebirds comprising a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and habits. Some are tall and slender, whereas others are small and dumpy, yet all of them fascinate Thompson and Byrkjedal. The authors are clearly knowledgeable about shorebirds, and their enthusiasm for the subject makes this book more interesting. The narrative is easy to follow and discusses the complex classification of shorebirds as well as their physical and social characteristics. The language is clear and descriptive and useful for middle school reports. The authors punctuate their words with flowcharts and diagrams, but the strength of the book is in the accompanying photographs. The full-color photos are stunning and sure to elicit conversation—one photo of two male ruffs fighting in mid-air immediately comes to mind. The book is structured so that a student easily could read just the most pertinent information for a report, such as the mating habits or feeding habits. Although useful for students, the book also is interesting in its own right and can be read cover to cover. The only drawback is the lack of a glossary, but this weakness does not detract too much from the overall worth. Middle school and public libraries that can prominently display this book will see it circulate well. Index. Illus. Photos. Further Reading. Appendix. VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2001, Voyageur Press, 72p. Ages 11 to 14. Reviewer: Jennifer Rice SOURCE: VOYA, February 2002 (Vol. 24, No.6)
KLIATT
New entries in an exceptionally attractive nature series, featuring up-to-date research from naturalists and many gorgeous color photos—50 in each volume. The texts are easy to read but full of useful information for term papers or browsers. Glaciers covers their formation, how they move, and where they are found, as well as ice sheets, ice shelves, mountain glaciers, Ice Age ancestors, and glaciers in the future. Sea Otters looks at otters at sea, connections to coastal marine environments and ecosystems, population and conservation biology, and public involvement in sea otter conservation, among other topics. Shorebirds looks at diverse families, appearance, migration and movements, mating and social behavior, food and feeding, and conservation. These are lovely additions to any school or public library. (WorldLife Library series) KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2001, Voyageur Press, 72p. illus. tables. bibliogs. indexes., $16.95 each. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; KLIATT , November 2001 (Vol. 35, No. 6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896585614
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
WorldLife Library Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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