The Raptor Almanac: A Comprehensive Guide to Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Vultures

The Raptor Almanac: A Comprehensive Guide to Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Vultures

by Scott Weidensaul
     
 

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Here is a full-color, indispensable, and entertaining guide for bird-watchers, raptor enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the natural world.

The Raptor Almanc is a comprehensive reference to the 310 species of diurnal (day-flying) birds of prey worldwide, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures. For the birder or naturalist who wants to

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Here is a full-color, indispensable, and entertaining guide for bird-watchers, raptor enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the natural world.

The Raptor Almanc is a comprehensive reference to the 310 species of diurnal (day-flying) birds of prey worldwide, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures. For the birder or naturalist who wants to go beyond the fundamentals, and especially for anyone fascinated by birds of prey, The Raptor Almanc gathers virtually every important fact about these birds in an accessible and entertaining way.

This inspiring, all-inclusive book covers raptor evolution, taxonomy, behavior, courtship and breeding, nesting, migration, human/bird interaction, environmental threats, and conservation efforts--from the well-known programs to reintroduce the California condor and peregrine falcon, to lesser known efforts to preserve the snail kite and the ferruginous hawk. This volume also includes the latest advances in the studies of both raptor biology and ecology.

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
This book will appeal to all of the following groups: lovers of beautiful photography, lovers of nature, birdwatchers, historians, poets and scientists. It is an incredibly complete compilation of information about raptors, presented in a beautiful package with glossy pages and glorious photos. Weidensaul has been fascinated by raptors since he was a young child and now is the author of more than 24 natural history books. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book is the author's use of charts that illustrate every detail and comparison among the raptors one can think of: wintering areas, raptors that practice piracy, average breeding territory size, and bald eagle concentrations, for example. KLIATT Codes: JSA*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, Lyons Press, 382p. illus. bibliog. index., Ages 12 to adult.
—Nola Theiss
This exquisite guide will find a home in any public library and many a personal library: it covers over 300 species of raptors, blending the latest natural history facts and scientific research with photos and details of the birds in nature. From population and distribution statistics to accounts of items recovered from nests and nesting habits, Raptor Almanac is packed with fine details any avid birder will relish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585741700
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.04(d)

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