Helsinki: Publisher unknown, 1960. Large octavo, two volumes, text illustrations, publisher's wrappers, a very good set.
BIRDS - Biology
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(1949. Octavo, black and white photographs, graphs, line drawings. Bookplate of Roy Cooper, some foxing throughout otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper.
Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin, 2012. Octavo, colour photographs, dustwrapper. Janine Burke, art historian, author, amateur naturalist and nature lover, has spent many years observing birds. This book is the story of her passion, a personal, wide-ranging and intimate book that will appeal to all those who love nature, literature...
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Octavo, illustrations, very good copy in dustwrapper. Explores the study of bird song from the biological viewpoint and reviews the extensive literature on the subject.
London: Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, volume sixteen, part eight, 1903. Large quarto, text illustrations. Binder's cloth, small library stamp on front end paper, otherwise a good copy.
Carlton South: Melbourne University Press, 2012. Octavo, paperback, In this book, Nobel prize winner Peter Doherty explores how birds of all kinds are recruited by humans to help us interpret our ever changing and unpredictable world. These intriguing sentinels continually alert us to toxic and environmental dangers that threaten all...
Poole: Blandford Press, 1982. Octavo, illustrations, signature, fine copy in dustwrapper.
New York: W. H. Freeman, (1995. second edition). Small quarto, black and white illustrations, good copy in dustwrapper. Covers evolution; development of anatomical features (feathers, bills, wings), social and reproductive behaviour, survival methods, communication, and conservation.
London: Ivy Press, 2011. Octavo, colour illustrations, fine copy in dustwrapper. This is a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world. The Little Grebe incubates its clutch aboard an anchored floating platform; the Social Weaver establishes high-rise apartments by filling whole trees with immense structures containing dozens...
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. Octavo, colour photographs, colour illustrations, diagrams, fine copy in dustwrapper. Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for functional design in nature. This book describes how birds design, engineer, and build their nests, deconstructing all types of nests found...
Farnham Royal: Farnham Royal Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, 1958. Quarto, fine copy in dustwrapper, bookplate of Roy Cooper.
Washington: Smithsonian, 1968. Quarto, sonograms, two records of bird song enclosed in a back pocket, lengthy and soppy inscription on flyleaf which devalues the book.
Washington: Smithsonian, 1968. Quarto, text illustrations, chipped dustwrapper.
London: Macmillan, 1895. Octavo, text illustrations, publisher's grren and gilt cloth, some wear, a good copy.
Cambridge MA: Belknap Press, 2011. Octavo, colour photographs, illustrations, paperback. Why are the eggs of the marsh wren deep brown, the winter wren's nearly white, and the gray catbird's a brilliant blue? And what in the DNA of a penduline tit makes the male weave a domed nest of fibres...
Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. Octavo, colour photographs, text illustrations, dustwrapper. This well illustrated volume synthesises more than 1,500 technical papers in this field. The focus is on the three primary mechanisms of colour production - melanin pigmentation, carotenoid pigmentation and structural coloration - but less common as well...
St Peter Port, Guernsey: La Société Guernesiaise, 1991. Octavo, wrappers, maps, tables.
Cambridge: [Cambridge] University Press, 1935. Octavo, Publisher's cloth, partly unopened.
Moscow: Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1985. Octavo, text illustrations, a very good copy.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Octavo, illustrations, laminated boards. Discusses all of the world's nearly 100 species of obligatory brood parasites - those birds that reproduce only by laying their eggs in the nests of other species - and the ecological and evolutionary aspects of this remarkable behavioural adaptation.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976. Octavo, text illustrations, maps, signature and inscription. A very good copy in sunned dustwrapper.
New York: Academic Press, 1960-1961. Octavo, text illustrations, very good set in stained dustwrappers.
New York: Academic Press, 1960-1961. Octavo, text illustrations, very good set without dustwrappers. A classic work and still useful.
Cambridge: [Cambridge] University Press, (1955. first edition). Octavo, bookplate, dustwrapper. A classic work on migration.
Cambridge: [Cambridge] University Press, (1968. second edition). Octavo, dustwrapper.