The Common Eider by Chris Waltho, John Coulson

By Chris Waltho, John Coulson

A universal sight round the extra northerly beaches of the British Isles, the typical Eider is the biggest duck within the northern hemisphere. The eider is especially good tailored to cold-water environments; the insulating homes of eider down are iconic. The species is taxonomically attention-grabbing, with a variety of well-marked subspecies reflecting the styles of ice assurance in the course of old glaciations, and those geese have additionally supplied the focal point for a couple of very important behavioural reports, particularly on feeding ecology and effort budgets.

Eiders have a protracted organization with people, and feature deep cultural importance in lots of societies. besides the fact that, glossy life are exposing those geese to a variety of new pressures.

This monograph offers a finished portrait of the typical Eider; authors Chris Waltho and John Coulson assemble an intensive and various overseas literature, with sections on taxonomy, habitats, breeding biology, inhabitants dynamics, nutrition and foraging, dispersal and migration, and conservation.

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Be Your Own Sailing Coach: 20 Goals for Racing Success by Jon Emmett

By Jon Emmett

The final word self-learning advisor to sailboat racing.In this sensible self-coaching consultant for the intense racing buff, veteran crusing trainer Jon Emmett explains how someone can increase his or her crusing approach in attainable levels. by means of breaking down racing into 20 key themes, Emmett indicates how aspiring yacht and dinghy racers can discover ways to degree their very own strengths and weaknesses and enhance key abilities step-by-step. The publication additionally contains sensible counsel and knowledge from Olympic champions together with Paul Goodison and Joe Glanfield.

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Serious training for endurance athletes by Rob Sleamaker

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