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Studies in Bird Migration

Studies in Bird Migration
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108066990

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  • The ornithologist William Eagle Clarke (1853–1938) established himself in his field by preparing reports on bird migration for the British Association. Focusing on the species passing through the British Isles, Clarke spent many months in various lighthouses and on remote islands. He brought all his research together in this two-volume work, first published in 1912 and illustrated with maps, weather charts and photographs of key research locations. In Volume 1, Clarke notes which species arrive in the British Isles during each season. He also explains how weather conditions affect avian journeys, using charts to indicate temperature changes across Europe and wind conditions over Britain. The annual movements of swallows, skylarks, rooks and other species are then discussed individually. In Volume 2, Clarke describes key examples of his investigations. The locations range from the Flannan Isles, in the Outer Hebrides, to the island of Ushant, off the coast of Brittany.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108066990
    • length: 766 pages
    • dimensions: 221 x 145 x 48 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • contains: 18 b/w illus. 8 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Some ancient and antiquated views
    2. Some modern views
    3. The British Isles and their migratory birds
    4. The geographical aspects of British bird-migration
    5. Round the year among the British migratory birds: spring
    6. Round the year among the British migratory birds: autumn
    7. Round the year among the British migratory birds: winter
    8. Weather influences
    9. The migrations of the swallow
    10. The migrations of the fieldfare
    11. The migrations of the white wagtail
    12. The migrations of the song-thrush
    13. The migrations of the skylark
    14. The migrations of the lapwing
    15. The migrations of the starling
    16. The migrations of the rook
    17. A month on the Eddystone. Volume 2:
    18. A month on board the Kentish Knock lighthouse
    19. Fair Isle
    20. A year with the migratory birds at Fair Isle
    21. The birds of Fair Isle
    22. Bird migration at St Kilda
    23. The birds of St Kilda, with special reference to the migratory visitors
    24. The Flannan Isles, and their bird-visitors
    25. Sule Skerry
    26. The isle of Ushant, and Alderney
    Index.

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    William Eagle Clarke

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