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Author Lindsey, Terence, 1941-

Title Albatrosses / Terence Lindsay ; principal photographer, Rod Morris
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 139 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Australian natural history series
Australian natural history series.
Contents Acknowledgements; 1 Myth and legend; 2 The species; 3 The habitat (the Southern Ocean); 4 Food and foraging; 5 Flight; 6 Courtship; 7 The nesting cycle; 8 Human impacts; Appendix; Selected references; Index
Summary Albatrosses are largely confined to the region referred to by early mariners as the 'Roaring Forties' and the 'Furious Fifties', otherwise known as the Southern Ocean. The single most distinctive characteristic of the albatrosses is that they ride storms. Aside from a few close relatives among the petrels and shearwaters, they are the only animals (of any kind) that do this
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-136) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Albatrosses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0643096183 (electronic bk.)
9780643096189 (electronic bk.)