Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America from JHU Press

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Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America revised and updated edition of the bestselling classic two-volume boxed set

Guy Baldassarre


Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America

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n full color for the first time since its initial 1942 publication, this fully  revised and updated edition of Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America  is the definitive word on the continent’s forty-six species of waterfowl. The previous edition, published in 1980, has sold over 250,000 copies. A must-have for birders, nature enthusiasts, waterfowl hunters, professional biologists, and wildlife managers, this edition contains full species accounts that look in depth at: • identification

• population status

• distribution

• breeding biology

• migration behavior • habitat

Cinnamon Teal

• food habits and

feeding ecology • molts and plumages • rearing of young • recruitment and survival • conservation and management

The species accounts are accompanied by detailed illustrations of each bird and their wings, winter and breeding range maps, stunning photographs, and Robert W. (Bob) Hines’s acclaimed artwork. An appendix contains comparative illustrations of ducklings, goslings, and cygnets. This edition of Ducks, Geese, and Swans consists of two volumes packaged in a slipcase, along with a CD containing references and additional maps.

King Eider

“I can’t imagine that anyone interested in waterfowl or wetlands can live without this indispensable book.” —Paul A. Johnsgard, University of Nebraska–Lincoln “Guy Baldassarre has hit the target. His remake of the Kortright / Bellrose classic provides good biological descriptions, wonderful photographs and illustrations, and easy-to-understand information about waterfowl. I would encourage every hunter and enthusiast to have these books as an educational guide to waterfowl and their needs.” —H. Dale Hall, CEO, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. “Creating a brand-new version of such a timeless and previously revised classic is a risky venture indeed, but nobody could be better suited for this monumental task than Guy Baldassarre. This book absolutely belongs on the shelf or coffee table of anyone who has ever marveled at waterfowl, whether through their binoculars or from inside the duck blind.”

Northern Pintail

— John W. Fitzpatrick, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology GUY BALDASSARRE was a professor of wildlife ecology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse until his death in 2012. He is the coauthor of the textbook Waterfowl Ecology and Management. Ross’s Goose




Above: Emperor Goose flock. GaryKramer.net Right: Emperor Goose; the head color is the result of staining from iron in the marine sediments where they forage. RyanAskren.com




Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America revised and updated edition of the bestselling classic

Guy Baldassarre A Wildlife Management Institute Book 1,088 pp, 8 x 10 Two-volume set in a slipcase with a CD containing references and additional maps 144 color photos, 138 color illustrations, 50 maps 978-1-4214-0751-7

$69.95 / ÂŁ45.00 cloth

October 2014

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