Monday, May 24, 2010


  Howell, Steve N.G. Peterson Reference Guides: Molt in North American Birds. 2010. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardbound: 267 pages. Price: 35.00 U.S.
SUMMARY:Here, for the first time, molt is presented for the nonscientist. Molt is very orderly and built on only four underlying strategies: simple basic, complex basic, simple alternate, and complex alternate. This book clearly lays out these strategies, relates them to aspects of life history, such as habitat and migration, and makes this important subject accessible. The book is divided into two sections: introduction and family accounts.It is well illustrated with color photographs.

RECOMMENDATION: For intermediate to advanced level birders.

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