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Owls of the United States and Canada

A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

€ 42.50

In this gorgeous book, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the secrets of owls with stunning photographs, personal anecdotes, and accessible science. The photos alone are masterpieces--the vast majority were taken in the wild. From the great horned to the tiny elf owl, this amazing volume captures the bea


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Owl Addiction xi
Anatomy of an Owl
1(34)
Paleocene Origins
2(5)
WMDs: Weapons of Mouse Destruction
7(3)
On Wings That Whisper
10(4)
Colors that Disguise
14(5)
Fretting with Feathers
19(16)
Son ET Lumiere
35(22)
Sound Advice
37(8)
The Handicap of Darkness
45(5)
The Eyes of Owls
50(4)
The Nocturnal Syndrome
54(3)
Haunts and Hideaways
57(36)
From Tundra and Taiga to Mountains and Marshlands
60(6)
Floaters
66(3)
Hot and Cold Weather Woes
69(9)
Roost Rewards
78(4)
Fleeing from Winter
82(3)
Owl Invasions
85(8)
The Owlish Appetite
93(30)
Foods That Fight Back
103(2)
Pellet Diaries
105(4)
Hunting Techniques
109(10)
Hoarding for Hard Times
119(4)
Family Life
123(44)
Who Gives a Hoot?
127(8)
Courtship Conduct
135(3)
House Hunting
138(13)
The Cloacal Kiss
151(2)
Oology 101
153(4)
The Tedium of Incubation
157(5)
Sexual Dimorphism: The Great Debate
162(5)
The Next Generation
167(22)
Early Chick Life
169(4)
Asynchronous Hatching: A Strategy
173(2)
Life in the Nest
175(3)
Roamers, Branchers, and Homebodies
178(6)
The Young and the Restless
184(5)
Predators, Pirates, and Pests
189(16)
Kleptoparasitism
197(2)
A Call to Arms
199(6)
Owls and Humans
205(18)
Hippo
206(17)
Appendix: Scientific Names of Plants and Animals 223(4)
References 227(12)
Index 239
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Hardback
264 pagina's
Januari 2007
1479 gram
286 x 235 x 32 mm
Johns Hopkins University Press us

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