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  • Hardcover: 1088 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; revised and updated edition (10 Jan. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781421407517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421407517
  • ASIN: 1421407515
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 6.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,870,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"RECOMMENDATION:A MUST have for anyone with an interest in the waterfowl of North America."

(Birdbooker Report)

"Wow, this thing is huge! This is a two-volume set, housed in a slipcase. Each of the hardcover books is large and looks great. Its focus isn't identification (although it does cover that and has lots of photos and some great artwork), but does have just about anything you would want to know about this group of birds."

(Grant McCreary The Birder's Library)

"A readable, in-depth, and up-to-date discussion of the biology of every species known to breed in North America, 46 in all. We are delighted to add it to our library."

(BirdWatching Magazine)

"Whether you're a duck hunter, a decoy collector, or just enamored with the world of waterfowl, Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America is the ultimate reference... Destined to become a go-to source for this generation of enthusiasts and the next."

(Garden & Gun)

"Magnum opus... Not only is it comprehensive in the information it contains... it is something that many other works of such magnitude are not: highly readable. Which means that not only professionals but amateurs as well can benefit from it."

(John E. Riutta The Well-read Naturalist)

"The book is a treasure trove of information, and the coverage of the technical literature is remarkably thorough... This is a magnificent production."

(American Birding Association blog)

"A defacto and worthy fourth edition... VERDICT: Of prime interest to naturalists, biologists, birders and hunters. Highly recommended.l"

(Library Journal)

"A new and definitive version of a classic that should be on the selves of any even remotely interested in waterfowl or birding."

(Midwest Book Review)

"Guy Baldassarre has hit the target. His remake of the Kortright/Bellrose classic provides good biological descriptions, wonderful photographs and illustrations, and easy-to-understand information about waterfowl. I would encourage every hunter and enthusiast to have these books as an educational guide to waterfowl and their needs."

(H. Dale Hall, CEO, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.)

"When, as an eleven-year-old in 1942, I read F. H. Kortright's first edition of this book, it altered the trajectory of my life. Every subsequent edition, including this latest update by Guy Baldassarre, has improved the landmark reference. I can't imagine that anyone interested in waterfowl or wetlands can live without this indispensable book."

(Paul A. Johnsgard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

From the Back Cover

Volume Two
Nature

Originally authored by F. H. Kortright and later revised by Frank Bellrose, Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America has been hailed as a classic since the first edition was published in 1942. This fully revised and updated edition provides definitive information on the continent's forty-six species, includes maps of both winter and breeding ranges, showcases stunning images by top waterfowl photographers, and retains the acclaimed artwork by Robert W. (Bob) Hines.

Volume Two Species
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Steller's Eider
Spectacled Eider
King Eider
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Masked Duck
Northern Ruddy Duck

Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore
www.press.jhu.edu

This volume is part of a two-volume set and is not to be sold separately.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4214-0751-7
ISBN 10: 1-4214-0751-5
[Use barcode for ISBN 13: 978-1-4214-0751-7]
Cover design:
Cover illustration: Common Goldeneye. Bob Hines

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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 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.

"Guy Baldassarre has hit the target. His remake of the Kortright/Bellrose classic provides good biological descriptions, wonderful photographs and illustrations, and easy-to-understand information about waterfowl. I would encourage every hunter and enthusiast to have these books as an educational guide to waterfowl and their needs."―H. Dale Hall, CEO, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

"When, as an eleven-year-old in 1942, I read F. H. Kortright's first edition of this book, it altered the trajectory of my life. Every subsequent edition, including this latest update by Guy Baldassarre, has improved the landmark reference. I can't imagine that anyone interested in waterfowl or wetlands can live without this indispensable book."―Paul A. Johnsgard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"Creating a brand-new version of such a timeless and previously revised classic is a risky venture indeed, but nobody could be better suited for this monumental task than Guy Baldassarre. He has created a stunning new classic, at once magnificent in its visual appeal and truly comprehensive in its scientific breadth and depth. Hats off to Guy for dedicating himself to this project with such obvious passion, patience, and skill. This book absolutely belongs on the shelf or coffee table of anyone who has ever marveled at waterfowl, whether through their binoculars or from inside the duck blind."―John W. Fitzpatrick, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Guy Baldassarre was a professor of wildlife ecology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse until his death in 2012. He is the coauthor of the textbook, Waterfowl Ecology and Management.


Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore
www.press.jhu.edu

This product consists of two volumes, packaged in a slipcase along with a CD containing references and additional maps.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4214-0751-7
ISBN 10: 1-4214-0751-5
[Use barcode for ISBN 13: 978-1-4214-0751-7]
Cover design:
Cover illustration: Northern Pintail. GaryKramer.net
Author photo:
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