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Lack, David 1910-1973

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Works: 87 works in 474 publications in 5 languages and 8,421 library holdings
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Most widely held works by David Lack
The natural regulation of animal numbers by David Lack( Book )

47 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and Russian and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Discussion is based mainly on birds.'"
Population studies of birds by David Lack( Book )

40 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological isolation in birds by David Lack( Book )

20 editions published between 1917 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's finches : an essay on the general biological theory of evolution by David Lack( Book )

27 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's finches by David Lack( Book )

35 editions published between 1947 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological adaptations for breeding in birds by David Lack( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the robin by David Lack( Book )

64 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers every aspect of the robin's life and habits, birdsong, display and fighting, courtship, mating and rearing the young, territorial instincts and migration"--Cover
Island biology, illustrated by the land birds of Jamaica by David Lack( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary theory and Christian belief: the unresolved conflict by David Lack( Book )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swifts in a tower by David Lack( Book )

29 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swift has greater mastery of the air than any other bird, but is one of the least known, as it nests inaccessibly in holes. The Author studied a colony in an Oxford tower, by substituting glass-backed nesting boxes for the ventilators in which they were nesting ; after which the birds could be watched from a few inches away, thus providing unique means of studying them. Their flight (which may last five hours), courtship and nesting behaviour were fully studied, and have been illustrated with unique photographs by electornic flash by H. N. Southern. Behaviour in the air was also observed, swifts being the only birds known to mate on the wing. They also drink, bathe and collect their food and nesting materials without alighting, and even spend the night on the wing. Swifts migrate to South Africa, but the old story that they hibernate contains some element of truth. The races of swifts are described, their birth-rate and death-rate analysed, and comparisons are made with the many tropical swifts, some of which (such as those whose nests provide 'Birds-nest soup') have habits as remarkable as those of our British bird. When first published in 1956, this book was the first full-length study of perhaps the most remarkable of all British birds, and now seventeen years later has become a classic in its field. Not only is it an invaluable text for ornithologists, but its non-technical language makes it suitable for readers with a general interest in natural history. Just below the tower where the swifts nested, Samuel Wilberforce and T. H. Huxley held their famous debate on evolution, and adaptation forms a recurrent theme in the book, its wider implications being considered in a final chapter. -- from dust jacket
Evolution illustrated by waterfowl by David Lack( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Galapagos finches (Geospizinae) a study in variation, by David Lack by David Lack( Book )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin redbreast by David Lack( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoying ornithology by David Lack( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of Cambridgeshire by David Lack( Book )

6 editions published in 1934 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biologische Studien am Alpensegler by Hans Arn-Willi( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Diurnal Observations on the Nightjar, etc by David Lack( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin no seikatsu( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the robin, by david lack by David Lack( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Darwin's finches
Alternative Names
David Lack britischer Ornithologe und Biologe

David Lack Brits bioloog (1910-1973)

Lack, D.

Lack, David

Lack, David, 1910-

Lack, David 1910-1973

Lack, David L. 1910-1973

Lack, David Lambert.

Lack, David Lambert 1910-1973

Дейвид Лак

Лэк, Д 1910-1973

ਡੈਵਿਡ ਲੈਕ

デイビッド・ラック

ラック, D

ラック, ディヴィッド

ラック, デイヴィッド

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Evolutionary theory and Christian belief: the unresolved conflict