The Atlas of Birds: Diversity, Behavior, and Conservation

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The Atlas of Birds
DIVERSITY, BEHAVIOR, AND CONSERVATION

MIKE UNWIN

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
PRINCETON AND OXFORD

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • A World of Birds 7
  • Acknowledgements 9
  • Photo Credits 10
  • Part One - Introduction to Birds 13
  • Bird Beginnings 14
  • Fit for Purpose 16
  • Feathers 18
  • Part Two - Where Birds Live 21
  • Bird Habitats 22
  • Country Counts 24
  • Endemic Birds 26
  • Important Bird Areas 28
  • Europe 30
  • Asia & The Middle East 32
  • Africa 34
  • The Americas 36
  • Australasia 38
  • Antarctica, Oceans & Islands 40
  • Part Three - Birds in Order 43
  • Ratites & Tinamous 44
  • Game Birds to Grebes 46
  • Storks to Cranes 48
  • Seabirds & Shorebirds 50
  • Birds of Prey 52
  • Pigeons to Cuckoos 54
  • Owls to Hummingbirds 56
  • Kingfishers to Mousebirds 58
  • Passerines- Perching Birds 60
  • Part Four - How Birds Live 63
  • Taking to the Air 64
  • By Land & Water 66
  • Finding Food 68
  • Sense & Sensitivity 70
  • Showing off 72
  • From Egg to Adult 74
  • Living Together 76
  • Birds on the Move 78
  • Flyways 80
  • Different Journeys 82
  • Part Five - Birds and People 85
  • Birds on the Menu 86
  • Putting Birds to Use 88
  • Birds in Culture 90
  • Learning from Birds 92
  • Conflicts with Birds 94
  • Birds for Pleasure 96
  • Part Six - Birds under Threat 99
  • Extinction 100
  • Birds under Threat 102
  • Losing Land 104
  • Infrastructure & Pollution 106
  • Birds Wanted- Dead or Alive 108
  • Alien Invasion 110
  • All at Sea 112
  • Warming Up 114
  • Part Seven - Protecting Birds 117
  • Birdlife International 118
  • Campaigns & Conventions 120
  • Saving Species 122
  • Protecting Places 124
  • People Power 126
  • Part Eight - Bird Table 129
  • Sources 138
  • Bird Index 141
  • General Index 143
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