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Books have always been one of my great loves so it is a real pleasure for me to be able to review some of the currently available works on arthropods and their ecology. Some of these books are of broad general interest others are more specialised. I have graded the books into 3 general catagories, (i) Student, this means the book is particularly aimed at higher secondary and university undergratuate students, which means the book is fully referenced and will assume some knowledge of biology on the part of the reader, many of these books are well written and will be enjoyable for non-students to read (ii) General, this means anybody who has an interest in the subject should enjoy this, and (iii) Junior, this means the book is specifically aimed at younger readers. Some of the books are primarily taxonomic works but with a good helping of ecology, you will find these in both catagories.
Finally I have to thank all the publishers who have so kindly sent me the books thus enabling me to supply you with these reviews.

Most of the book reviews on these pages are also a linked to from the most relevant subject pages within this site. However you find them I hope you enjoy them.

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North Point Press Oxford University Press Texas A%M University Press
Christopher Helm Publications

The Books Sorted By Subject

General Ornithology Identification Guides Monographs on specific Taxa
Light Reading, Entertainment Conservation Biology Text Books

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General Ornithology



GeneralBird Nests and Construction Behaviour, by Mike Hansell
GeneralPopulation Limitation in Birds, by Ian Newton
GeneralThe Birds of CITES and How to Identify Them, by Johannes Erritzoe


GeneralFarming and Birds in Europe, by Deborah J. Pain and Michael Pienkowski (Eds)
GeneralTrogons, Laughing Falcons, and Other Neotropical Birds, by Alexander F. Skutch
GeneralBirds of the Wetlands, by James Hancock
GeneralEncyclopaedia of Birds, by Joseph Forshaw (Ed.)

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Identification Guides


GeneralPipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North Africa, by Per AlstÖm and Krister Mild.

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Monographs of specific Taxa


GeneralPipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North Africa, by Per Alström and Krister Mild.
GeneralThe Birds of Heaven; Travels with Cranes, by Peter Matthiessen.
GeneralSave the Cranes by Anatoliy Greshnikov
GeneralHarriers of the World, by Robert E. Simmons
GeneralCuckoos, Cowbirds and other Cheats, by N.B.Davis
GeneralPittas of the World:, by Johannes Erritzoe and Helga Boullet Erritzoe
GeneralTundra Plovers, by Ingvar Byrkjedal and Des Thompson
GeneralThe Golden Eagle, by Jeff Watson
GeneralThe Raven, by Derek Ratcliffe
GeneralThe Nuthatches, by Erik Matthysen
GeneralHerons and Egrets of the World, by James Hancock
GeneralStorks, Ibises and Spoonbills of the World, by James A. Hancock, James A. Kushlan and M. Phillip Kahl
GeneralFairy-wrens and Grasswrens, by Ian Rowley and Eleanor Russel
GeneralThe Hornbills, by Alan Kemp
GeneralThe Birds of Paradise, by Clifford B. Frith and Bruce M. Beehler
GeneralThe Penguins, by Tony D. Williams
GeneralThe Megapodes, by Darryl N. Jones, René W. R. J. Dekker and Cees R. Roselaar
GeneralThe Auks, by Anthony J. Gaston and Ian L. Jones

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Light Reading, Entertainment


GeneralThe Birds of Heaven; Travels with Cranes, by Peter Matthiessen
GeneralTrogons, Laughing Falcons, and Other Neotropical Birds, by Alexander F. Skutch
GeneralCuckoos, Cowbirds and other Cheats, by N.B.Davis

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Conservation Biology


GeneralThe Birds of Heaven; Travels with Cranes, by Peter Matthiessen
GeneralSave the Cranes by Anatoliy Greshnikov
GeneralWetland Birds. Habitat Resources and Conservation Implications, by Milton W. Weller
GeneralThe Birds of CITES and How to Identify Them, by Johannes Erritzoe


GeneralFarming and Birds in Europe, by Deborah J. Pain and Michael Pienkowski (Eds)

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Text Books


GeneralAnalysis of Vertebrate Structure, by Milton Hilderbrand and George Goslow
GeneralPopulation Limitation in Birds, by Ian Newton
StudentThe Behaviour, Population Ecology and Physiology of the Petrels, by John Warham
GeneralFarming and Birds in Europe, by Deborah J. Pain and Michael Pienkowski (Eds)
StudentParasitic Birds and Their Hosts, by Stephen I. Rothstein and Scott K. Robinson (Eds)
StudentAvian Growth and Development, by J. Matthias Starck and robert E. Ricklefs (Eds.)
StudentThe Evolution of Avian Breeding Systems, by David J. Ligon

 

 

 

 

   

 


 
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