Illustrations by Ad Cameron
Owls of the Northern Hemisphere presents the unique collaboration of the distinguished Dutch ornithologist Karel Voous and avian artist Ad Cameron. For bird, and especially owl, lovers everywhere, it is the definitive source of information on the 47 known owl species occurring north of the tropics. And for readers who admire and collect fine bird prints, it offers 50 superb full-color plates portraying an individual of each species.
The descriptions of species are self contained, each combines a general summary with a detailed account. They are based on the most current data available and cover faunal type; distribution; climatic zones; habitat; geographical variation; related species; fossil species; structure, vision, and hearing; behavioral characteristics (songs and calls, circadian rhythm, antagonistic behavior); ecological hierarchy, breeding habitat and breeding; food and feeding habits; movements and population dynamics; and relationship to man.
Highlighted throughout are some of the more controversial aspects of owl taxonomy as well as questions remaining to be addressed and areas that have yet to be researched.
It is the owls themselves, that dominate this fascinating account: from the noisiest and most easily studied Barred Owl to the seldom seen Scops Owl whose call in Japanese folklore denotes the three ratnas or mystical treasures of Buddhism.
There are portraits of the powerful and opportunistic Great Homed Owl, largest of the owl species who - fiercest of all in defending its young against human intrusion - is also the most often trapped and shot, and of the Eurasian Pygmy Owl, who with silky feathers growing to the ends of its toes, can assume the elaborate and expressive postures of a ferocious dwarf or drop like a stone and appear comatose.
In his sobering accounts of man owl interaction, Voous observes that throughout the northern hemisphere reduction in habitat road kills, electrocution, and human predation are insistently encroaching on these remarkable birds. He describes the preferred sites and dimensions of nesting boxes for encouraging species survival.
Karel Voous, is Professor Emeritus at the Free University at Amsterdam and the Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam. He is an honorary or corresponding member of numerous scientific and ornithological societies, author of the List of Recent Holarctic Bird Species, and the only nonCommonwealth recipient of the Golden Medal of the British Ornithological Union.
Ad Cameron has been drawing birds of his native Holland since childhood. He attended the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague, and his work has been published and exhibited throughout the world. He now lives in Friesland.
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Book Description Collins, 1988. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. , 2650grams, ISBN:0002194937. Bookseller Inventory # 6830945
Book Description London: Collins, 1990. 0002194937, 1990. 1990 reprint. Hardback with dust wrapper. 13¼" x 10¼", very well illustrated with colour plates, b/w drawings, diagrams and maps.Slight wear to top of wrapper spine amd a few small marks to the boards, otherwise, a nice sound, clean, tight copy. G+/G+. Bookseller Inventory # 16850
Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cameron, Ad (illustrator). 1990. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper. Large format. Cream boards, gilt title to spine. 320 pages. Colour and b/w illustrations. Wrapper has a 3 inch tear to top of rear panel / next to spine, and some grubby marks. Contents fine. [S]. Bookseller Inventory # 1607516
Book Description Collins, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Ad Cameron (illustrator). First Edition. *** BOOK in very good clean tight and unmarked condition. White boards with red title on spine. 320 pages including index and bibliography. Pages are mainly 2 columns. Lvishly illustrated in colour and b&w. Distribution maps. Unsurprisingly, in a book of this size and weight (2.2kg), there is rubbing on the bottom edges. There also appears to be part of a name stamp on the bottom edge of the text. *** DUST JACKET in very good condition, price clipped. Now acetate protected. *** CONTENTS; This impressive book is exactly what the title suggests. Size: 340x255mm. Bookseller Inventory # 005725
Book Description Collins, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Some wear to edges of dust-jacket. Internally in very good condition. This is a large heavy book, extra postage will be payable for delivery outside the UK. WP5. Bookseller Inventory # 507183
Book Description Collins, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 036289
Book Description LONDON. COLLINS, 1988. FIRST EDITION, NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAP. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT WITH LINE AND COLOUR DRAWINGS BY AD CAMERON. 24 DISTRIBUTION MAPS. 47 SPECIES OF OWL DESCRIBED IN DETAIL IN RELATION TO THEIR GEOGRAPHICAL AND BIOLOGICAL CONTEXT. EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX. EXTRA POSTAGE FOR OVERSEAS. Bookseller Inventory # 24295
Book Description Collins., 1988. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover. Book - VG. DJ - Good, covers marked. Protective covered. Colour frontis. 13.x10. 320pp. Profuse b/w & colour illus. This book deals with the 47 species separately and the bird is described in detail in relation to its geographic origin and range, its environment, its prey, its predators, its competitors and to man. Bookseller Inventory # 1287233
Book Description Collins. London. 1988 1st edition. Folio (256 x 338mm). Pp320. Full-page colour paintings and b/w illustrations by Ad Cameron, maps, extensive bibliography. Cream boards, spine titled in gilt. Slight use, unobtrusive crease to front end-paper else very good in slightly tanned and creased dust-wrapper. Detailed descriptions of the biology, morphology, behaviour and range of forty even species of owl. Many good paintings and sketches by Ad Cameron. A handsome and useful book. Bookseller Inventory # 15962