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By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

A Dictionary of Birds enlists contributions from over 280 ornithologists and different experts from around the globe. significant, authoritative articles hide the sphere of recent ornithology and comparable matters, lots of them operating to numerous thousand phrases. moreover there are articles on all of the poultry households, just about all of that are illustrated by means of a consultant species. There also are quite a few brief entries defining exact phrases, software of names, and so forth. the complete supplies a textual content of over 800,000 phrases, supported through greater than 500 images, drawings and diagrams.

The pictures were chosen below the assistance of Eric Hosking to demonstrate diversified actions of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a set of over two hundred drawings of birds, just about all of which have been specifically 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 enormous reference in any ornithologist's library; and its editors and individuals, such a lot of whom gave their time and information freely, have earned the thank you and acclaim of clients for a few years to return.

Frances James, President of the yank Ornithologists' Union, writes in her preface of "the function the dictionary will play in fostering communications between international locations. for college students it is going to function an front to the current prestige of the sector. For scientists it is going to function a learn device and a bridge among disciplines."

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