Digitalt nytrykk av original fra 1990 (print on demand)
Forlagets egen omtale:
Manx Shearwater must rank amongst the world’s most evocative seabirds. Whether
it be seen slicing the wave tips of a stormy sea or uttering its weird strident
cry in the night sky above a breeding colony, it has all the magic that a bird
lover could wish for – and many of the characteristics that make seabirds of
such interest to biologists.
For the better part of 17 years Michael Brooke has studied Manx Shearwaters at
their Atlantic colonies. A number of expeditions have also enabled him to
investigate at first hand other shearwater and petrel species in many isolated
parts of the world. In this book he describes the fruits of his own and other
research, synthesizing a wealth of data for the scientist and amateur alike. The
breeding biology, vocal behaviour, transequatorial migrations and population
dynamics of the bird are described in detail and comparisons are drawn with
other shearwaters and petrels, to show how the various species have adapted to
local conditions worldwide.
Delightful vignettes by Dafila Scott complete this enthralling book.
Jacket painting by Peter Harrison