Cover image for Nesting birds of the coastal islands : a naturalist's year on Galveston Bay
Nesting birds of the coastal islands : a naturalist's year on Galveston Bay
Dyes, John C. (John Clifton), 1931-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Austin : University of Texas Press, [1993]

Physical Description:
xii, 137 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.

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Home Location
Central Library QL696.C5 D94 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This series of student editions of Shakespeare's most widely read plays uses a fresh approach to successfully gain the appropriate balance of emphasis between theatricality and language. Each text features gloss notes, appendices and activity suggestions and is accompanied by teacher resource material targeting the GCSE and AS assessment objectives to support the teaching of the play.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

A product of amateur naturalist Dyes's love and concern for waterbirds of the Texas intracoastal waterway. There are 16 high-quality, color photographs followed by numerous black-and-white portraits, which vary greatly in clarity. The text, nine chapters (January through September) plus an epilogue, traces events in the reproductive cycle of 23 species (herons, egrets, gulls, terns, pelicans, and cormorants). Amidst the review of breeding are conservation tidbits and species accounts detailing origins of species' common and Latin names--these may be the most valuable and informative parts of the text, but this information certainly can be found elsewhere. Conservation issues, including historical numbers and anthropogenic factors associated with population declines, are treated in an anecdotal and cursory fashion. The text rambles at times as it details the author's visits to islands and his attempts to photograph subjects with minimal disturbance. Not a priority purchase for academic libraries. General. M. A. Colwell; Humboldt State University

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