Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


Owls of the world : a photographic guide / Heimo Mikkola.

Mikkola, Heimo. (Author).

  • ISBN: 9781770851368
  • ISBN: 1770851364
  • Description: 512 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Firefly Books, 2012.

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Content descriptions

General Note: "First published in the UK by Christopher Helm [2012]"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 504) and index.
Contents Note: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- What makes an owl? -- The nature of owls -- Evolution of owls -- Distribution and biogeography -- Taxonomy and DNA-sequencing -- Owls and humans -- Conservation -- Extinct owls -- 'Owlaholics' -- Owl associations and global research organisations -- Species accounts -- The species accounts -- Tytonidae: barn, grass and bay owls -- Strigidae: true owls -- Further reading -- Photographic credits
Summary: Dozens of the world's finest photographers have contributed 750 spectacular photographs covering all of the world's 249 species of owls. Owls are shown as adults from a perspective that clearly shows markings which assist in identification. Photographs of similar-looking species are included where identification is particularly difficult.
Subject: Owls.
Owls > Identification.
Owls > Pictorial works.
Owls > Geographical distribution.