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By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack

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

The photos were chosen below the tips of Eric Hosking to demonstrate assorted actions of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a set of over 2 hundred drawings of birds, just about all of that 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 a massive reference in any ornithologist's library; and its editors and individuals, so much 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 position 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 sector. For scientists it is going to function a learn instrument and a bridge among disciplines."

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