The Gannet.

By Bryan Nelson

Printed: 1978

Publisher: T & D A Poyer. Berkhamsted

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 17 × 24 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 17 x 24 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Brown cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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“A distillation of the studies and researches on Sula bassana in Europe andNorth America, with frequent reference to the African and Australasian gannets”. Covers, plumage, shape, structure and voice, numbers and distribution, behaviour, ecology, the bird at sea, taxonomy and the gannet’s relationship with humans. Includes a chapter on boobies.

Review: A very interesting look at this remarkable bird with historical background of breeding sites around the uk, well worth the reading time

Joseph Bryan Nelson MBE FRSE (14 March 1932 – 29 June 2015) was a British ornithologist, environmental activist and academic. He was a prominent authority on seabirds, publishing numerous books and articles on gannets, cormorants and other species, teaching zoology at the University of Aberdeen, and conducting pioneering ornithological research in Jordan, Christmas Island and the Galápagos Islands. In his lifetime, Nelson was “acclaimed as the world’s leading expert on the northern gannet”. He also contributed to the creation of Christmas Island National Park, which helped to preserve the habitat of the endangered Abbott’s booby.

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