The petrels, or tubenosed birds, include the shearwaters, the albatrosses, and the storm, diving and gadfly petrels. As a group, they enjoy worldwide distribution and often form an important component of their marine communities. The long-distance migrations and colonial breeding habits of many of the species pose fascinating questions in biology, and much can be learned from comparative work on species from different parts of the world.
In this book, John Warham, an expert with a lifetime association with the group, sets out the basics of petrel biology, drawing both on his own extensive researches and the wealth of published literature. The opening chapters summarize the biology of each family before going on to look in detail at comparative aspects of their breeding ecology. A companion volume, in preparation, will look in more detail at subjects, such as behavior, physiology, population biology, and food.
This well-illustrated general introduction to the petrels forms an accessible and invaluable reference to both the scientific and lay ornithologist.
* A full, attractively presented introduction to the petrel family, including chapters on each family and general chapters on breeding biology
* Written by a world authority on petrels
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"John Warham has spent much of his life studying the petrels, and the first part of this splendid book summarises the characteristics of the group, genus by genus, followed by a more detailed account of their breeding biology...will prove very useful for reference...I recommend it to all serious seabird ornithologists or those wanting a good summary of petrel biology."
"Nobody is better qualified to do the job than John Warham....There can be no higher praise than for a reviewer to say, 'I wish I could have written that.'....This mine of information is as nearly comprehensive as anything between two hard covers can be. I cannot wait for the second volume, which will cover such topics as vocalisations, foods and feeding, and petrel conservation."
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