9781421427188-1421427184-Owls of the World

Owls of the World

ISBN-13: 9781421427188
ISBN-10: 1421427184
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Duncan, James
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781421427188
ISBN-10: 1421427184
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Duncan, James
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Duncan, James wrote Owls of the World comprising 192 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1421427184 and 9781421427188. Since then Owls of the World textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Experience enigmatic owls across the globe through exquisite photos and intriguing scientific facts.

In this beautiful book, James Duncan explores the behavior and lifecycle of the elusive owl, including courtship, nesting, and the unique adaptations for nocturnal life and predation that make this group of birds such stealthy hunters. Showcasing stunning full-color photographs from around the world, this book touches on a diverse array of the world’s 200+ owl species, from the beautiful and highly recognizable Snowy Owl, which thrives on the freezing Arctic tundra, to the secretive and rare Forest Owlet, which haunts the mangroves of India.

Duncan, who has banded more than 2,500 owls during the course of his research, explains why owls’ particular physiology―from their ability to rotate their heads 270 degrees in either direction to their soft feathers, camouflaged plumage, and unique vocalizations―have helped them thrive. A chapter covers each owl family, including huge Eagle-Owls, diminutive Pygmy Owls, familiar Barn Owls, and unusual fishing and burrowing owls. Closing chapters look at relationships between owls and humans by exploring such issues as banding and falconry, threats to owls from human factors, and attendant conservation issues.

An entertaining compendium of owls that depicts the birds’ secret lives with both accuracy and grace, Owls of the World will appeal to birdwatchers, nature lovers, and dedicated owl aficionados alike.

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