By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack
The pictures were chosen below the advice of Eric Hosking to demonstrate various actions of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a set of over 2 hundred drawings of birds, just about all of which have been in particular drawn for the Dictionary.
Compiled for the British Ornithologists' Union, this new paintings is in line of succession from Newton's A Dictionary of Birds of 1896 and Landsborough Thomson's a brand new Dictionary of Birds released in 1964 (2nd effect 1965) and now lengthy out of print. This new dictionary, encyclopaedic in remedy, is destined to be a big reference in any ornithologist's library; and its editors and participants, so much of whom gave their time and information freely, have earned the thank you and acclaim of clients for a few years to come back.
Frances James, President of the yank Ornithologists' Union, writes in her preface of "the function the dictionary will play in fostering communications between countries. for college kids it is going to function an front to the current prestige of the sector. For scientists it's going to function a study device and a bridge among disciplines."
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A Dictionary of Birds (Poyser Monographs) by Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack