Birds of East Africa

Introductory sections include information on conservation and where to send records, as well as maps of important bird areas. More than ever, this is the must-have guide for birding in East Africa.

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Author: Terry Stevenson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691158258

Category: Nature

Page: 640

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A fully revised and updated new edition of the award-winning, bestselling field guide to East African birds Birds of East Africa is widely regarded as one of the best field guides to any region of the world. Named a BirdTwitch Best Bird Book of the year for Africa when it was first published, it has become the go-to guide for anyone visiting this spectacular birding region, which is home to a remarkably diverse and colorful birdlife. Now this indispensable guide has been fully revised and updated to make it even better. Featuring revised text and distribution maps, the latest taxonomy, and much more, this comprehensive but compact guide describes and illustrates 1,388 species—all the resident, migrant, and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi—in convenient facing-page layout. Featuring 289 color plates with more than 3,400 painstakingly rendered images, the guide depicts all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Introductory sections include information on conservation and where to send records, as well as maps of important bird areas. More than ever, this is the must-have guide for birding in East Africa. The standard field guide to the birds of East Africa—now fully revised and updated New edition features revised text and distribution maps, the latest taxonomy, and much more Covers all 1,388 regularly occurring species, with more than 3,400 images on 289 color plates Features concise, facing-page species accounts that cover identification features, status, range, habits, and voice More than ever, the must-have guide for birding in East Africa

Birds of East Africa

The book is sure to become an indispensable guide for anyone interested in studying or conserving birds in East Africa, as well as the many visitors who simply want to enjoy the sheer beauty of its birds.

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Author: Terry Stevenson

Publisher: Princeton Field Guides

ISBN: 0691126658

Category: Nature

Page: 602

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Birds of East Africa is the first comprehensive field guide to this spectacular birding region--and one of the best to any region in the world. Covering all resident, migrant, and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, this small and compact guide describes and illustrates a remarkable 1,388 species in convenient facing-page layout. Featuring 287 new color plates with 3,400 images painstakingly rendered by three experienced artists, the guide illustrates all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Set opposite the plates are range maps and concise accounts describing identification, status, range, habits, and voice for each species. Introductory sections provide notes on how to use the species accounts, the nomenclature adopted, conservation issues, where to send records, and maps of protected and other important bird areas. Between them, Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe have more than 40 years' experience leading bird tours and conducting conservation work in East Africa. The region shelters a remarkable diversity of birds, including many seriously threatened species with small and vulnerable ranges. The region's birds form a constantly colorful, noisy, and highly extroverted part of the landscape. The book is sure to become an indispensable guide for anyone interested in studying or conserving birds in East Africa, as well as the many visitors who simply want to enjoy the sheer beauty of its birds. First comprehensive field guide to the countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi Covers 1,388 species, with 3,400 color images on 287 plates Concise species accounts facing the plates describe appearance, status, range, habits, and voice A color distribution map is given for each species Information on habitats, protected areas, and conservation issues The essential guide to the birds of this spectacular region An overview of East African birds East African environment Seasonality Plumage Species accounts Common alternative names Conservation and threatened species The local scene Glossary, references, and an index Key Features: Small and compact Comprehensive species All distinctive plumages and races illustrated Color plates Illustrations All species ranges mapped Key protected and important bird areas mapped

Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa

Small and compact, the guide covers a remarkable 1388 species, and three experienced artists have painstakingly prepared 287 plates with almost 3400 images illustrating all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered.

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Author: Terry Stevenson

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 0856610798

Category: Nature

Page: 602

View: 168

The Birds of East Africa is the first comprehensive field guide to this spectacular region. Small and compact, the guide covers a remarkable 1388 species, and three experienced artists have painstakingly prepared 287 plates with almost 3400 images illustrating all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Set opposite the plates are concise descriptive accounts dealing with identification, status, habits and voice, and range maps. Background sections include notes on how to use the species accounts, nomenclature, conservation, where to send records, and maps of protected and other important bird areas.Includes: * An overview of East African birds * East African environment * Seasonality * Plumage * Species accounts * Common alternative names * Conservation and threatened species * The local scene * Glossary, references, and an index Key Features: * Small and compact * Comprehensive species * All distinctive plumages and races illustrated * Color plates * Illustrations * All species ranges mapped * Key protected and important bird areas mapped

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

PRINCETON FIELD GUIDES Rooted in field experience and scientific study, Princeton's guides to animals and plants are ... of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, by Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe Birds of East ...

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Author: Gregory S. Paul

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400883141

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 346

A fully updated and expanded new edition of the acclaimed, bestselling dinosaur field guide The bestselling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world. Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images—skeletal drawings, "life" studies, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods. Paul's extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, as well as giving a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now extensively revised and expanded Covers nearly 750 dinosaur species, including scores of newly discovered ones Provides startling new perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Features nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including life studies, scenic views, and skull and muscle drawings Includes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time line Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East

Princeton Field Guides Rooted in field experience and scientific study, Princeton's guides to animals and plants are the ... Kent McFarland, and Eladio Fernandez Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, ...

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Author: Dennis Paulson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400839667

Category: Nature

Page: 544

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The definitive single-volume fully illustrated guide This is the first fully illustrated guide to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern North America—from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps—and the companion volume to Dennis Paulson's acclaimed field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of the West. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East features hundreds of color photos that depict all the species found in the region, detailed line drawings to aid in-hand identification, and a color distribution map for every species—and the book's compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field. Species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Paulson's authoritative introduction offers a primer on dragonfly biology and identification, and also includes tips on how to study and photograph these stunningly beautiful insects. Illustrates all 336 eastern species Features hundreds of full-color photos Includes detailed species accounts, line drawings to aid identification, and a color distribution map for every species Offers helpful tips for the dragonfly enthusiast

Palms of Southern Asia

PRINCETON FIELD GUIDES Albatrosses, Petrels, and Shearwaters of the World, by Derek Onley and Paul Scofield Birds of Africa ... Kent McFarland, and Eladio Fernandez Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, ...

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Author: Andrew Henderson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400832996

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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Southern Asia is a vast and ecologically diverse region that extends from the deserts of Afghanistan to the rainforests of Thailand, and is home to a marvelously rich palm flora. Palms of Southern Asia is the only complete field guide to the 43 genera and 352 species of palms and rattans that occur in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. This attractive guide's handsome illustrations and succinct, authoritative, and jargon-free text make identification easy. Each species account includes the correct scientific and common names, and fully describes morphology, habitat, and uses. Featuring a distribution map for most species and 256 full-color photographs, this is also the only field guide to cover the extremely diverse palm flora of Vietnam, and the first to offer a taxonomic overview of the rattan species of Southern Asia. Palms of Southern Asia is a book of major importance for botanists and an invaluable aid for naturalists and conservationists, and it's the perfect field guide for ecotourists traveling in the region. Covers all 352 naturally occurring palms in Southern Asia Features full-color photographs of 256 species, many never before illustrated Includes a distribution map for most species Provides the first taxonomic overview of the rattans of Southern Asia

Seeds of Amazonian Plants

PRINCETON FIELD GUIDES Albatrosses, Petrels, and Shearwaters of the World, by Derek Onley and Paul Scofield Birds of Africa ... Kent McFarland, and Eladio Fernandez Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, ...

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Author: Fernando Cornejo

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834488

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 922

Seeds of Amazonian Plants is the first field guide to treat the extraordinary diversity of seeds and diaspores of plants commonly encountered in the Amazon and other lowland moist forests of the American tropics. This stunningly illustrated guide features an easy-to-use whole-plant approach to seed identification that provides detailed descriptions not only of the seeds but also of the habit, trunk, bark, leaves, infructescence, and fruit of Amazonian plants, as well as information about the known uses and distribution of each genus. Presenting these descriptions together with 750 full-color photos and a unique identification key, this premier field guide enables users to identify seeds of 544 genera and 131 families of plants. The most comprehensive field guide to Amazonian seeds Features 750 full-color photos that make identification easy Covers 544 genera and 131 families of Amazonian plants Describes seeds, habit, trunk, bark, leaves, infructescence, and fruit Includes unique seed identification key Compact, portable, and beautifully illustrated--the ideal field guide

Birds of Botswana

Princeton Field Guides Rooted in field experience and scientific study, Princeton's guides to animals and plants are the ... Roth Birds of Chile, by Alvaro Jaramillo Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, ...

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Author: Peter Hancock

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691157177

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana's stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 species recorded to date, Birds of Botswana features more than 1,200 superb color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and a color distribution map for each species. Drawing on the latest regional and national data, the book highlights the best birding areas in Botswana, provides helpful tips on where and when to see key species, and depicts special races and morphs specific to Botswana. This is the first birding guide written by a Botswana-based ornithologist and the only one dedicated specifically to Botswana. Portable and easy to use, Birds of Botswana is the essential travel companion for anyone visiting this remarkable country. Covers all 597 species of birds found in Botswana, including subspecies and color variants specific to Botswana Features more than 1,200 color illustrations—with more than one illustration for species where the sexes and ages differ Includes detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and color distribution maps Draws on the latest bird data and the expertise of leading birders in Botswana

Historical Dictionary of Uganda

Other information is available on private blogs and on radio and TV talk shows, considering that Uganda has come to ... The Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi (Princeton Field Guides) (2003); and Ian Clarke's ...

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Author: Joseph Kasule

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538141755

Category: Uganda

Page: 414

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Historical Dictionary of Uganda, Second Edition, covers the history of Uganda using a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section covers many entries on politics, economy, foreign affairs, religion, society, culture, and important personalities.

Birds of New Guinea

Princeton Field Guides present this information in a compact format carefully designed for easy use in the field. ... Kent McFarland, and Eladio Fernandez Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, ...

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Author: Thane K. Pratt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691095639

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world's largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates—twice as many as the first edition—and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region. 780 bird species, including 366 found nowhere else 111 stunning color plates, twice the number of the first edition Expanded and updated species accounts provide details on identification, voice, habits, and range 635 range maps Revised classification of birds reflects the latest research