Handbook Of Avian Hybrids Of The World

Hardcover | February 15, 2006

byEugene M. McCarthy

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With more than 5,000 works cited, Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World is the greatest compendium of information ever published on hybridization in birds. Worldwide in scope, it provides information on all reported avian crosses, not only those occurring in captivity, but also in a naturalsetting (approximately 4,000 crosses are covered). This book is a basic reference, intended both for the serious birder and the professional biologist. McCarthy's work fills a need for reference material that takes into account the last half century of data. It will be of interest to workers in awide variety of fields, ranging from animal behavior to genetics, ecology, zoology, and systematics. In fact, it will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in birds and the natural world.

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With more than 5,000 works cited, Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World is the greatest compendium of information ever published on hybridization in birds. Worldwide in scope, it provides information on all reported avian crosses, not only those occurring in captivity, but also in a naturalsetting (approximately 4,000 crosses are cove...

Eugene M. McCarthy earned his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Georgia, where he has conducted research into genomics and hybridization for more than a decade.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 1.3 inPublished:February 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195183231

ISBN - 13:9780195183238

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"There is a high level of accuracy for individual reports in addition to the extent of the overall survey; it seems to indeed come as close to a complete compilation as is humanly possible. I have not met Dr. McCarthy, but after reviewing innumerable cases, I have a vision of a monkish figurevariously cloistered in the ancient stacks of academic libraries and hunched before a computer terminal, compiling case after case with detail and accuracy that would guarantee his deliverance to a state of (academic) grace! I am sure my vision is a bit exaggerated, but it is an amazingcompilation."--William S. Moore, Professor of Biology, Wayne State University