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Author: Armstrong, Edward A.:
Title: A Study of Bird Song.
Published: London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
Classification: Catalogue 12 - Natural History
Description: First edition. xv, 335 pp. Frontispiece, & 24 other b/w photographic illustrations, 43 figures in text and 14 tables. This book was the first extensive review of bird vocalisations. Contents: Bird Utterance as Language, The Structure and Components of Bird Song, The Development and Learning of Song, Sub-Song, Vocal Mimicry, Song Dialects and the Relationship of Vocalisation to Speciation, Territorial Song and Related Forms of Song, Song-flight and Non-vocal Song, Song and the Annual Cycle, Female Song, Duetting, and Corporate Song, The Influence of Light, Weather and Temperature on Song, Song and Adaptations to Habitat, Bird Song as Art and Play. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. A few spots of light foxing on front edge. Overall condition VG+. In VG illustrated dust wrapper - Photo of whitethroat singing on front.
Book Number: #2131
Price: € 53.30

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