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V. 1. decrease metazoans and lesser deuterostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 2. Protostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. three. bugs / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 4-5. Fishes I-II / Neil Schlager -- v. 6. Amphibians / Neil Schlager, editor -- Reptiles / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 8-11. Birds I-IV / Donna Olendorf, undertaking editor -- v. 12-16. Mammals I-V -- v. 17. Cumulative index.; ''This is a revised and up to date variation of 1 of the main authoritative and accomplished resources at the world's animals. just like the 1st variation written via famous zoologist Bernard Grzimek and released in 1972, the second one version covers all kinds of animals in geographic parts all over the world. It contains high quality images and illustrations and a accomplished index to all volumes.''--''The best 20 Reference Titles of the Year,'' American Libraries, may perhaps 2004

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1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. London: Academic Press, 1971 through 1975. Perrins, C. M. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds. London: Headline, 1990. Perrins, C. , and T. R. Birkhead. Avian Ecology. Glasgow: Blackie, 1983. Welty, J. , and L. Baptista. The Life of Birds. 4th ed. London: Poyser, 1988. Organizations American Ornithologists’ Union. Suite 402, 1313 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, VA 22101 USA. org> BirdLife International. Wellbrook Court, Girton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 ONA United Kingdom.

Efforts to conserve birds and their habitats and to reduce the rate of human-induced extinction of species grew immensely in the closing decades of the twentieth century. These endeavors are intimately linked not only to research and dissemination of information, but to the approval and implementation of laws such as the Endangered Species Act of 1973 in the United States. This monumental piece of legislation has a primary focus on North America’s endangered species, but ramifications that are global.

Penned chickens have been placed in many areas and their blood is regularly checked for evidence of the virus, thus these sentinel chickens serve as an early warning system. Other bird-human disease links have generated concern in the past, although most of the diseases involved are not commonly found in humans. Psittacosis also known as parrot fever, is a rare human disease caused by a chlamydia, a parasite closely related to bacteria. Humans usually get the disease by inhaling spores in dust from dried bird droppings or from handling infected birds.

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