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The Resource The book of eggs : a lifesize guide to the eggs of six hundred of the world's bird species, Mark E. Hauber ; editors, John Bates & Barbara Becker ; photography, John Weinstein

The book of eggs : a lifesize guide to the eggs of six hundred of the world's bird species, Mark E. Hauber ; editors, John Bates & Barbara Becker ; photography, John Weinstein

Label
The book of eggs : a lifesize guide to the eggs of six hundred of the world's bird species
Title
The book of eggs
Title remainder
a lifesize guide to the eggs of six hundred of the world's bird species
Statement of responsibility
Mark E. Hauber ; editors, John Bates & Barbara Becker ; photography, John Weinstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Book of Eggs introduces readers to eggs from six hundred species - some endangered or extinct - from around the world and housed mostly at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History. Organized by habitat and taxonomy, the entries include newly commissioned photographs that reproduce each egg in full color and at actual size, as well as distribution maps and drawings and descriptions of the birds and their nests where the eggs are kept warm. Birds' eggs are some of the most colorful and variable natural products in the wild, and each entry is also accompanied by a brief description that includes evolutionary explanations for the wide variety of colors and patterns, from camouflage designed to protect against predation, to thermoregulatory adaptations, to adjustments for the circumstances of a particular habitat or season. Throughout the book are fascinating facts to pique the curiosity of binocular-toting birdwatchers and budding amateurs alike. Female mallards, for instance, invest more energy to produce larger eggs when faced with the genetic windfall of an attractive mate. Some seabirds, like the cliff-dwelling guillemot, have adapted to produce long, pointed eggs, whose uneven weight distribution prevents them from rolling off rocky ledges into the sea
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hauber, Mark E.
Dewey number
598.14/68
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
QL675
LC item number
.H38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
Label
The book of eggs : a lifesize guide to the eggs of six hundred of the world's bird species, Mark E. Hauber ; editors, John Bates & Barbara Becker ; photography, John Weinstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 646-647) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by John Bates -- Introduction -- Egg anatomy & physiology -- Egg size & shape -- Egg coloration & patterning -- Nests & eggs -- Breeding strategies : clutch size -- Breeding strategies : nest parasitism -- Science & egg collections -- The eggs. Water birds ; Large non-passerine land birds ; Small non-passerine land birds ; Passerines -- Appendices. Glossary ; Resources & useful information ; The classification of birds ; Index by common name ; Index by scientific name ; Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn860757198
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
655 pages
Isbn
9780226057781
Lccn
2013042253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
11228257
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1625018
  • (OCoLC)860757198
Label
The book of eggs : a lifesize guide to the eggs of six hundred of the world's bird species, Mark E. Hauber ; editors, John Bates & Barbara Becker ; photography, John Weinstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 646-647) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by John Bates -- Introduction -- Egg anatomy & physiology -- Egg size & shape -- Egg coloration & patterning -- Nests & eggs -- Breeding strategies : clutch size -- Breeding strategies : nest parasitism -- Science & egg collections -- The eggs. Water birds ; Large non-passerine land birds ; Small non-passerine land birds ; Passerines -- Appendices. Glossary ; Resources & useful information ; The classification of birds ; Index by common name ; Index by scientific name ; Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn860757198
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
655 pages
Isbn
9780226057781
Lccn
2013042253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
11228257
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1625018
  • (OCoLC)860757198

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