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Studies in Bird Migration

Chris Merkord
  • Volume 2 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-2

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


    LENGTH: 390 pages

    DIMENSIONS: 216 x 140 x 22 mm

    WEIGHT: 0.5kg

    CONTAINS: 16 b/w illus. 1 map


    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 9781108066983 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 and weather charts. In Volume 2, Clarke describes key examples of his investigations. Photographs of the sites he visited accompany the text. The locations range from the Flannan Isles, in the Outer Hebrides, to the island of Ushant, off the coast of Brittany. Clarke's expedition to the latter location ended abruptly when he and his colleague were mistaken for spies and forced to leave. Extensive coverage is also given to Fair Isle, between Shetland and Orkney.

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