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Taylor, Kip.
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Publication Information:
Saranac Lake, N.Y. : K. Taylor, [1988]

Physical Description:
175 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Central Library QL696.G33 T39 1988 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Library Journal Review

Certain people become obsessed by one species, such as Tsuneo Hayashida, who has taken thousands of photos of Japanese cranes. Taylor is such a person, too. This book contains 180 spectacular photographs depicting the breeding season of the common loon, from its arrival at ice-out on Northern U.S. and Canadian lakes to the departure of juveniles before ice returns again in fall. The text covers such topics as behavior, eating, flying, calling, courtship, nesting, and the young. This will serve well the burgeoning loon industry, which in the past ten years has spawned loon societies, books, audiotapes, apparel, carvings, and even doormats devoted to these beautiful birds. The best monograph is Judith McIntyre's The Common Loon (Univ. of Minnesota Pr., 1988). What neither of these books do is devote any attention to the other four equally attractive loon species, or to the common loon's interesting life outside of the breeding season. However, Taylor's salon of superb photos is a remarkable achievement, a joy to behold. Highly recommended.-- Henry T. Armistead, Thomas Jefferson Univ. Lib., Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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