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By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

A Dictionary of Birds enlists contributions from over 280 ornithologists and different experts from all over the world. significant, authoritative articles disguise the sector of contemporary ornithology and comparable topics, lots of them operating to numerous thousand phrases. additionally there are articles on all of the chicken households, just about all of that are illustrated by way of a consultant species. There also are a number of brief entries defining distinct phrases, software of names, and so on. the entire offers a textual content of over 800,000 phrases, supported through greater than 500 photos, drawings and diagrams.

The images were chosen lower than the assistance of Eric Hosking to demonstrate assorted actions of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a suite of over 2 hundred drawings of birds, just about all of which have been particularly drawn for the Dictionary.

Compiled for the British Ornithologists' Union, this new paintings is in line of succession from Newton's A Dictionary of Birds of 1896 and Landsborough Thomson's a brand new Dictionary of Birds released in 1964 (2nd effect 1965) and now lengthy out of print. This new dictionary, encyclopaedic in remedy, is destined to be an immense reference in any ornithologist's library; and its editors and members, such a lot of whom gave their time and data freely, have earned the thank you and acclaim of clients for a few years to come back.

Frances James, President of the yankee Ornithologists' Union, writes in her preface of "the function the dictionary will play in fostering communications between countries. for college kids it's going to function an front to the current prestige of the sphere. For scientists it is going to function a examine device and a bridge among disciplines."

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