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Birds of the Great Basin: A Natural History
by Fred A. Ryser
University of Nevada Press, 1985
eISBN: 978-0-87417-376-5 | Paper: 978-0-87417-080-1 | Cloth: 978-0-87417-079-5
Library of Congress Classification QL683.G65R97 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 598.2979

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book is the most comprehensive ever published on the diverse bird life of the Great Basin. In a concise and readable style, Fred Ryser discusses the history, physiology, behavior, ecology, and distribution of nearly four hundred species, including information on navigation, flight, territorial behavior, courtship, nesting, hunting, and migration. Introductory chapters examine how birds survive the extremes of the basin environment, how they maintain heat and water balance, and other important topics in avian biology. Birds of the Great Basin is a standard reference work in American ornithology and an important acquisition for anyone interested in western birds.
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