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This book provides an overview of the extent of declines, as well as current conditions, of each bird that is federally protected, or is recognized by the National Audubon Society to bq undergoing cyclic declines, in Canada and the united States, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The text for each bird include~ topics such as requirements for succespful nesting and feeding, worldwide and North American breeding ranges, and current status o~ imperilment. According to Roger Tory Peterson, "This important boo:kl should be read by every nature-oriented citizen... wherever birds are in trouble, so is the land on which they and innumerable other living things depend."
Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain, and the International Council for, Bird Preservation (ICBP), are pUblishing a 10-volume Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 1, Ostrich to Ducks, will be pUblished in September, 1992 ($120 before September 30, 1992, then $165, $7 for postage and handling, ICBP, c/o WWF-US, 1250 TwentyFourth Street NW, Washington, DC 20037).
There will be a chapter for each family, with sections or, systematics, morphology, habitat, general habits, voice, food and feeding, breeding, movements, relationship with people, status an~ conservation, and general bibliography. The volumes will be extensively illustrated with color plates and photographs, and distribution maps. ICBP's worldwide Conservation Program will receive part of the proceeds from the sale of the handbook.