Grouse Of The World Hardcover – 5 Oct 2012
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such a striking and distinctive cover is entirely appropriate for the fantastic content inside. ... as a reference, it is brilliant. --Bird Guides
About the Author
Professor Roald Potapov has studied grouse for more than 40 years. Dr Richard Sale is an expert on Arctic ecology; his book Gyrfalcon won the US Wildlife Society Book of the Year award in 2006.
Top Customer Reviews
An opening chapter discusses the many adaptations that these birds benefit from. This is a fascinating family of birds which is restricted entirely to the northern hemisphere. Each species is supremely designed to live in environments where the changing seasons present major challenges to survival. For example they have feathered nostrils and feet, and all but one have pectinated toes which grow flanges for the winter months to double the surface area of the feet. This latter adaptation is unique to the grouse family.
The species are then segmented into eight groups and are assessed in detail. Information is provided in a standard format on colouration, dimensions, distribution, subspecies, habitats, population structure and density, territoriality, nutrition, wintering and breeding seasons, and hunting, recreation and conservation.
The male and female of each species have been illustrated in colour by Jackie Garner. Having seen her paintings at a recent exhibition I know that these do not represent her best work and being on a buff background they simply do not come across as fresh and new – or indeed particularly sharp.Read more ›