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Swifts In A Tower

Author : David Lack
ISBN : 1911604368
Genre : Apus apus
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First published in 1956, Swifts in a Tower still offers astonishing insights into the private lives of swifts, their lifestyles, and the environment they inhabit. Now more than sixty years later, swifts have been studied even more thoroughly, using technology unimaginable in the 1950s. This research has revealed more secrets of these indomitable flyers, which spend virtually their entire lives in flight, and so this new edition, edited by the author's son Andrew Lack and published in association with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for their Oxford Swift City project, includes a brand-new chapter by Andrew Lack that updates the story of this remarkable bird for the twenty-first century.
Category: Apus apus

The Life Of David Lack

Author : Ted R. Anderson
ISBN : 9780199339938
Genre : Science
File Size : 40.1 MB
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Most people who have taken a biology course in the past 50 years are familiar with the work of David Lack, but few remember his name. Almost all general biology texts produced during that period have a figure showing the beak size differences among the finches of the Galapagos Islands from Lack's 1947 classic, Darwin's Finches. Lack's pioneering conclusions in Darwin's Finches mark the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology. Tim Birkhead, in his acclaimed book, The Wisdom of Birds, calls Lack the 'hero of modern ornithology.' Who was this influential, yet relatively unknown man? The Life of David Lack, Father of Evolutionary Ecology provides an answer to that question based on Ted Anderson's personal interviews with colleagues, family members and former students as well as material in the extensive Lack Archive at Oxford University.
Category: Science

Chimney Swift Towers

Author : Paul D. Kyle
ISBN : 1585443727
Genre : Nature
File Size : 51.87 MB
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Annotation "In this book, conservationists Paul and Georgean Kyle give directions for building freestanding wooden towers, wooden kiosk towers, masonry towers, and other structures." "Anyone with basic woodworking or masonry skills and an interest in wildlife conservation will find this publication helpful. That includes do-it-your-selfers, homeowners involved in creating backyard habitat for wildlife, landscape and structural architects, park and wildscape managers, wildlife management area professionals, nature centers, garden centers, scout troops, and other civic organizations in search of community service projects."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Category: Nature

Tom Swift And His Submarine Boat

Author : Victor Appleton
ISBN : 9781775412908
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 36.48 MB
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Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat is the fourth book in the original Tom Swift series. "Every boy possesses some form of inventive genius. Tom Swift is a bright, ingenious boy and his inventions and adventures make the most interesting kind of reading." "These spirited tales convey in a realistic way, the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and other successful inventions. Stories like these are impressed upon the memory and their reading is productive only of good." This series of adventure novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom Swift falls into the genre of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade".
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Birds Of An Iowa Dooryard

Author : Althea R. Sherman
ISBN : 9781587292194
Genre : Nature
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Now available in paperback with a new foreword by Marcia Myers Bonta, Birds of an Iowa Dooryard contains Althea Sherman's often caustic, always careful studies of the phoebes, wrens, cuckoos, rails, catbirds, owls, flickers, and many other species that inhabited her Acre of Birds in northern Iowa. Birds of an Iowa Dooryard, first published in 1952, is full of Sherman's meticulous observations of species both avian and human. Her paintings, her notebooks and publications, and her innovative chimney swift tower form a remarkably rich legacy to be valued by naturalists and researchers alike.
Category: Nature

Woodworking For Wildlife

Author : Carrol L. Henderson
ISBN : MINN:31951D029381442
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 32.24 MB
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Presents plans for building different kinds of bird houses and squirrel houses.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Women In The Field

Author : Marcia Bonta
ISBN : UOM:39076001127971
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles early American women naturalists.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


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ISBN : MINN:31951P00262920D
Genre : Bluebirds
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Category: Bluebirds