The Book of Eggs

The Book of Eggs : A Life-Size Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World's Bird Species

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Featuring new photography from Chicagos renowned Field Museum, The Book of Eggs explores 600 examples at actual size, alongside pattern details, clutch images, breeding range maps, and engravings of all the birds. A table of field-guide information identifies order, family, breeding range, nesting habitat, nest characteristics, and conservation status. This accompanies an expert narrative revealing the latest research and thinking on social structure; reproductive strategies; egg colour, maculation, and size; and incubation behaviour. Arranged taxonomically, according to evolutionary relationships, the book brings to light intriguing aspects of breeding biology. The result is a visual delight and an essential reference for every bird enthusiast, natural historian, and conservationist.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 180 x 270 x 44mm | 2,190g
  • The Ivy Press
  • Lewes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • 1782400478
  • 9781782400479
  • 145,060

About John Bates

Mark E. Hauber is professor in the Animal Behavior and Conservation Program at Hunter College, City University of New York.

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