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Studies in Bird Migration

Chris Merkord
  • Volume 1 William Eagle Clarke Cambridge University Press 1912 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/life-sciences/animal-behaviour/studies-bird-migration-volume-1

    A reprint of the classic 1912 volume published in London by Gurney and Jackson.


    LENGTH: 376 pages

    DIMENSIONS: 216 x 140 x 21 mm

    WEIGHT: 0.48kg

    CONTAINS: 2 b/w illus. 7 maps


    Review in the Auk: https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/auk/v029n03/p0403-p0405.pdf

    English , Palearctic, , United Kingdom, Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology 01/01/1912 01/01/2014 9781108066976 No value 10.5962/bhl.title.8407

Having trained as a civil engineer and surveyor, the ornithologist William Eagle Clarke (1853–1938) established himself in his field by preparing reports on bird migration for the British Association. Focusing on the species passing through the British Isles, Clarke spent many months in various lighthouses and on remote islands. He brought all his research together in this two-volume work, first published in 1912 and illustrated with maps, weather charts and photographs of key research locations. In Volume 1, Clarke notes which species arrive in the British Isles during each season. A map shows the routes they take. He also explains how weather conditions affect avian journeys, using charts to indicate temperature changes across Europe and wind conditions over Britain. The annual movements of swallows, skylarks, rooks and other species are then discussed individually. The volume closes with Clarke's account of the month he spent at the Eddystone Lighthouse.

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