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[Book review] Ducks, geese and swans of North America

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Abstract

This is the 3rd edition of the classic work "The Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America," which was first published in December 1942.  The original edition was authored by Francis C. Kortright with color plates by T. M. Shortt. An authoritative reference on North American waterfowl for many years, the book had become outdated as a result of major advances in the field of waterfowl biology. The need to update the 1st edition culminated in the publication in 1976 of a 2nd edition authored by Frank Bellrose. Readers interested in comparing features of the 1976 edition with other major recent works on North American waterfowl by P. A. Johnsgard and R. S. Palmer should read Weller (1977, Auk 94: 173).

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
[Book review] Ducks, geese and swans of North America
Series title:
The Auk
Volume:
100
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
3 p.
First page:
246
Last page:
248
Public Comments:
A review of: Ducks, geese and swans of North America. Frank C. Bellrose. 1980. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Stackpole Books. A Wildlife Management Institute book sponsored jointly with the Illinois Natural History Survey. 540 pp., 55 maps, 24 color plates, 57 figures, 1 black-and-white photo, numerous drawings.