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Wild Geese of the World

Written by Dr Myrfwyn Owen
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"WILD GEESE OF THE WORLD'BY DR MYRFYN OWEN :
SPECIAL OFFER TO DU MEMBERS... 

$ 51 POST PAID (Nz RETAIL $ 53)

DU MEMBERS: ACQUIRE THIS VERY SPECIAL BOOK AND HELP BOOST DU FUNDS AT THE SAME TIME! AS WELL AS OFFERING A DISCOUNT TO DU MEMBERS, THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND—NEW ZEALAND HAS OFFERED TO PAY DUCKS UNLIMITED COMMISSION OF 40% OF THE NET PROFIT FROM ORDERS ATTRACTED FROM THE 
PROMOTION IN ”FLIGHT” (THIS IS APPROXIMATELY $ 5 PER COPY). 

THESE COMMISSION EARNINGS WILL BE PLACED DIRECTLY "IN THE FIELD” TO BENEFIT NEW ZEALAND WATERFOWL.

The author, Dr Myrfyn Owen, is a Conservation Research Officer for The Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, where he has worked since 1967. Dr Owen has drawn widely on a multitude of sources including his own research to provide a comprehensive and systematic account of our present knowledge about wild geese, their life cycle and the ways which they adapt to the changing environment.

The species and their variations are fully described in the first part of the book, through summaries of the known details of, for example, summer and winter distribution, numbers, migration, breeding habits, food, plumage, identification and ageing.
 
Many of these aspects are illustrated by the accompanying line drawings, maps and tables. The second part of the book synthesises and analyses such aspects as the social and sexual behaviour of geese, summer biology, population dynamics, conservation and exploitation.
 
The species, and particularly the subspecies, are illustrated in the specially commissioned watercolour paintings by Joe Blossom.
 
Although some of the author's analyses are speculative they will stimulate interest in and work on the basic biological problems, on the understanding of which our attempts at goose conservation and management must depend. 
The book will be of particular interest to the keen amateur and professional ornithologist, wildfowler, wildfowl biologist and conservationist. 

It is an invaluable work of reference containing all the important information about geese and providing a fascinating account of the evolutionary and ecological basis for the major differences and similarities between species.

Orders may be placed with the World Wildlife Fund-New Zealand. Delivery can be expected approximately four (4) months from receipt of order — as the book is published in the United Kingdom. To other than Ducks Unlimited members, the N.Z. retail price is S 53 per copy. The book is available only on order through the publisher’s representatives i.e. it will not be sold in retail bookshops

 

 

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