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Author Baldassarre, Guy A.

Title Ducks, geese, and swans of North America / Guy Baldassarre ; with assistance from Susan Sheaffer.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]


Volume Number of Copies Request
V. 1 2 Request this Volume
V. 2 2 Request this Volume
Edition Revised and updated edition.
Description 2 volumes (xxxvii, 1027 pages) : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "A Wildlife Management Institute book."
Two volumes in case with CD-ROM in pocket in volume 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- A remembrance -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Basis for the book -- Species accounts.
Summary "Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America has been hailed as a classic since the first edition was published in 1942. A must-have for professional biologists, birders, waterfowl hunters, decoy collectors, and wildlife managers, this fully revised and updated edition provides definitive information on the continent's forty-six species. Maps of both winter and breeding ranges are presented with stunning images by top waterfowl photographers and the acclaimed original artwork of Robert W. (Bob) Hines. Originally authored by F. H. Kortright and later revised by Frank Bellrose, this latest edition, which has been meticulously updated by renowned waterfowl biologist Guy Baldassarre, continues the legacy of esteemed authors. Each species account contains in-depth sections on: identification, distribution, migration behavior, habitat, population status, breeding biology, rearing of young, recruitment and survival, food habits and feeding ecology, molts and plumages, conservation and management to facilitate identification, the species accounts also include detailed illustrations of wings. An appendix contains comparative illustrations of ducklings, goslings, and cygnets.This edition of Ducks, Geese, and Swans consists of two volumes, printed in full color, and packaged in a slipcase, along with a CD containing references and additional maps."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Anatidae -- North America.
Waterfowl -- North America.
Anatidae. (OCoLC)fst00808424
Waterfowl. (OCoLC)fst01172618
North America. (OCoLC)fst01242475
Genre/Form CD-ROMs.
ISBN 9781421407517 (hardbound : acid-free paper)
1421407515 (hardbound : acid-free paper)

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