Field Guide To Owls Of California And The West by Hans J. PeetersField Guide To Owls Of California And The West by Hans J. Peeters

Field Guide To Owls Of California And The West

byHans J. Peeters

Paperback | October 9, 2007

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Most owls are almost perfectly adapted to life in the dark. Their vaguely humanoid faces reflect the spectacular evolution of their hearing and vision, which has made flight, romance, and predation possible in the near absence of light. This accessible guide, full of intriguing anecdotes, covers all 19 species of owls occurring in North America. More than an identification guide, Field Guide to Owls of California and the West describes the biology and behavior of owls to make finding and identifying them easier and watching them more enjoyable. The guide also explores the conservation challenges that owls face and tells how owls provide insights to scientists working in fields from technology to health.

* Color plates illustrate each species

* Range maps show the western distribution of North America's owls, 14 of which occur in California

* Offers tips for finding and watching owls

* Gives information on how to design, place, and maintain nest boxes

* Describes human attitudes toward owls through history, including in Native American cultures of the West
Hans Peeters, Professor of Biology, Zoology, and Ecology emeritus at Chabot College, is coauthor, with Pam Peeters, of Raptors of California (UC Press), with E.W. Jameson, Jr., of Mammals of California (UC Press) and author of American Hawking. His illustrations have appeared in many bird guides including The American Bird Conservancy'...
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Title:Field Guide To Owls Of California And The WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 7.25 × 4.5 × 1.03 inPublished:October 9, 2007Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520252802

ISBN - 13:9780520252806

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Table of Contents

Preface

INTRODUCTION
AN OWL’S BODY
AN OWL’S LIFE
FINDING AND WATCHING OWLS
OWLS AND HUMANS
SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Glossary
References
Index
Additional Captions

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“An enormous amount of material packed into this book, which is compact enough to fit nicely into a jacket pocket or backpack. . . . Essential.”