The book is aimed directly at field identification. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumages, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the bird's distribution.
The pet bird population continues to rise and wild game birds fanciers love bird. The Wild Game Birds Manual is packed with expert advice on raising, feeding, care, diseases and breeding game birds.
This is an essential primer for the newcomer to wild game birds and a classic to add to any birds lover's collection. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this manual puts a wealth of information at your fingertips.
The 10,000 miles of shoreline surrounding the Great Lakes is an important breeding, feeding and resting area for migrating and resident birds. Great Lakes Birds is the essential guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast. This beautifully illustrated guide helps to identify over 140 familiar species. A map featuring prominent birding hotspots has been included. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide will conveniently fold to fit into your pocket. Perfect for observing your backyard feeder guests or those species out on the trail.
Flowers are the precious gift which beautify the nature through its different colours and enhance human health. Ornamental plants provide environmental security for immediate living surroundings, thus intensive research in floriculture particularly on the crops were initiated earlier. This book will vividly highlights genetical and breeding application in flower crops covering wide range of aspects. Breeding techniques are largely focused around expediting the production of superior and stable lines in the case of self pollinating crops. Wide hybridization, tissue culture and mutagenesis are employed by breeders to generate new alleles. Broaden available genetic resources; molecular markers are used to assist breeders through marker assisted selection and to identify quantitative trait loci for traits of interest. The book makes the knowhow of breeding in its easiest way to the readers. It has been designed to cover all the aspects of breeding, the basic objectives, different breeding methods, methodology for improvement of specific crops, stress resistance, quality improvement, mutagenesis, molecular breeding and genetic engineering.
Have you ever seen a hummingbird's wings stand still? Featuring 33 up-close, brilliant color photographs, A Dazzle of Hummingbirds lets readers peek into the daily life of the world's smallest bird. The book uses lively text to engage young audiences, explaining how hummingbirds care for their young, fly, sing, eat, migrate, and guard their territory. Did you know that hummingbirds can fly upside-down? That they have no ability to smell? And that their brains are proportionally the largest among birds? Reviewed by scientific experts, these and other fascinating facts add interest, as photos and maps portray the diverse habitats, from deserts to backyards, where hummingbirds can be found.
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