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This title is now out of print. Hancock House has the last few remaining copies of this title in original, new condition.
This title can also be purchased with the Frank Todd Library Set at a reduced rate.
By: Frank S. Todd
Binding: Trade Paperback
Size: 110" x 7"
Publication Date: 1994
Bird-lovers will enjoy this fact-filled collection of trivia tidbits. In this comprehensive volume, there is almost no fact about birds - their lives, habits, behavior, dimensions, morphology, anatomy, etc. - that have been omitted.
Frank S. Todd, a globally recognized authority on waterfowl and penguins has authored eight books, including the highly acclaimed Natural History of the Waterfowl. Frank helped establish the California Condor Breeding Program and a captive breeding program for the threatened Harpy Eagle in the early 1970s and was deeply involved in the discovery of the cause of egg-shell thinning and population decline in the of the California Brown Pelican in the 1970s. Frank joined SeaWorld in San Diego as Corporate Vice-President of Aviculture and Research at SeaWorld in 1972, a position he held for the next 16 years. While there, he created the Penguin Encounter for housing, caring for, displaying and breeding several species of penguins including Adelie and Emperor Penguins. He also succeeded in propagating a number of waterfowl and other species at SeaWorld and advised numerous zoos and institutions around the world on captive propagation of waterfowl. Frank spent almost 50 seasons in the Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic and high Arctic, educating tens of thousands of tourists and friends about wildlife and the need for vigilant conservation and biological research. He was awarded the Polar Medal by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the prestigious Gold Conservation Medal by the Zoological Society of San Diego and was the recipient of numerous other awards including election to the American Game Breeders’ Avicultural Hall of Fame and the International Wild Waterfowl Association Hall of Fame in 2000. Frank was a Fellow of the Explorers Club, a member of The All Eight Club, a Senior Research Fellow at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute since the early 1970s and was President of Ecocepts International. He lived and worked out of San Diego until his death on 8 December 2016.
"I am thoroughly enjoying this book and do not find the format a problem, at all. It is packed full of amazing facts and I like taking the time to think about the questions, before seeing the answers in the back. I was given a copy by a friend and now I'm going to buy several more to give to my friends. Yes, we are all into birding....so maybe that's the difference. I would think, though, that anyone with any interest at all in birds would enjoy all the knowledge that is in this book."