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|Publisher||New Holland Publishers|
|Size||260 x 228 mm|
This lavishly illustrated and entertaining book conveys fascinating facts about owls that will engage people new to the subject as well as those already familiar with these species. Owls evolved over 70 million years ago and the 240 species alive today can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Learn how they survive in habitats ranging from frozen arctic tundra to lush tropical rainforests and scorching arid deserts.
Owls are a diverse group of mainly nocturnal birds that range in size from the dimunitive Elf Owl to the imposing Eurasian Eagle-Owl. Owls of the Wold has a chapter on each of the major owl groups, from the Barn Owls and Fishing Owls to Pygmy Owls and Hawk Owls. Introductory chapters describe their amazing adaptations, behaviour and ecology, as well as how owls have influenced human myths through the ages. You can find out how the study of these mysterious birds has been advanced by technology and how you can help to conserve owls given the threats they face.
This title, the most up-to-date on the subject, contains a full listing of the world's owl species and many stunning images of rarely seen owls. It is a must-have for owl enthusiasts and nature lovers everywhere.
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