WorldCat Identities

Alderton, David 1956-

Overview
Works: 397 works in 1,294 publications in 5 languages and 44,485 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Encyclopedias  Identification guides  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  History  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: SF461, 636.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Alderton
Cats by David Alderton( Book )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visual guide to more than 250 types of cats from around the world
Turtles & tortoises of the world by David Alderton( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human exploitation, carelessness, and greed have wiped out whole populations of giant tortoises, and even today, five of the seven species of marine turtle are threatened with extinction. Learn about the form and function of their distinctively patterned shells, which repel predators; More ... when and why chelonians first stepped onto land, and the unique biology that allows turtles to live comfortably in salt water. Pictures show a variety of species, including musk, pond, painted, and box turtles; yellow and redfooted tortoises; Reeves turtle, African spurred tortoises; and diamondback terrapins
Encyclopedia of aquarium & pond fish by David Alderton( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavishly illustrated reference covering all aspects of keeping fish, the Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish is the first book on the market to provide care and identification information on all types of fish for every possible environment, from indoor aquariums to outdoor ponds. The book contains a directory of over 800 of the most popular fishfreshwater, saltwater, coldwater, and tropicalshowing not only what each fish looks like, but what food they eat, which species they can cohabit with, how big they grow, and much more -- Publisher description
Dogs by David Alderton( Book )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual guide to over 300 dog breeds from around the world
Foxes, wolves, and wild dogs of the world by David Alderton( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the ultimate irony that though we have accepted the domestic dog into our homes, we still generally perceive its ancestor as an evil killer. Such a lack of understanding is probably the greatest barrier to the effective conservation of wolves and other wild canids. Foxes, Wolves and Wild Dogs of the World breaks down these popular misconceptions and shows that positive action is needed to safeguard the future of wild canids
Crocodiles & alligators of the world by David Alderton( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the crocodile and alligator, describes their characteristics and behavior, and looks at efforts to prevent them from dying out
Wild cats of the world by David Alderton( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here they are, graceful and mysterious, all the world's wild felines -- from large, majestic lions to small fierce bobcats. Dozens of fullcolor, close-up pictures reveal a variety of moods and fascinating physiological details. Gaze into the panther's wide open mouth, with its long, sharp incisors, see how the rounded pupils of a fishing cat respond to lighting, and notice the serval's attentively pricked ears -- even when it shuts its eyes for a nap. You wont miss a stripe on the tiger or spot on the cheetah! -- Publisher's description
Looking after cage birds by David Alderton( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodents of the world by David Alderton( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the mammals, rodents are undoubtedly the most significant single group. With some 1500 species, they constitute an amazing 40 per cent of the world's known mammal population. They have colonized the whole planet - with the common house mouse now found on every continent including Antarctica. This latest title in the "Of the World" series describes the rodent families and their tremendously wide range of lifestyles - from the subterranean-dwelling blind mole rat to the spectacular flying squirrel, from the dam-building beaver to the largest present-day rodent, the giant capybara of South America. There are accounts of their many interactions with man, from being despised pests and carriers of disease to being of economic importance as "farmed" animals for fur production - or even as domestic pets. Full details are given of their evolution, classification and distribution, together with detailed descriptions of form and function, breeding and feeding habits. The text is enhanced throughout with distribution maps and over 100 color photographs. Despite the friendly images of rodents in the media, man has a generally unsympathetic view of most rodent species. This attitude has tended to mask the great danger of extinction which many species now face. This book details the need for conservation and describes the captive breeding programs now underway to ensure survival of this fascinating group of mammals whose adaptability for life on this planet is rivaled only by our own
You & your pet bird by David Alderton( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete owner's guide to cage & aviary birds: their care, health, and behavior
The ultimate encyclopedia of caged and aviary birds : a practical family reference guide to keeping pet birds, with expert advice on buying, understanding, breeding and exhibiting birds by David Alderton( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A practical family reference guide to keeping pet birds, with expert advice on buying, understanding, breeding and exhibiting birds."
The ultimate encyclopedia of small pets and petcare : the essential family reference guide to caring for the most popular pet species and breeds, including small mammals, birds, herptiles, invertebrates, and fish by David Alderton( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential family reference guide to caring for the most popular pet species and breeds, including small mammals, birds, herptiles, invertebrates, and fish. Practical advice on choosing and buying a pet, housing, feeding, handling, showing and healthcare
Firefly encyclopedia of the vivarium by David Alderton( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference for reptile and invertebrate vivarium set-up and maintenance, and on reptile and amphibian feeding, breeding and health matters. Includes a directory of reptile, amphibian and invertebrate pet species
The cat selector : how to choose the right cat for you by David Alderton( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide gives you all the information you need about the essential character of 120 breeds, enabling you to make an informed decision and find the perfect pet for you
Starting with guinea pigs by D Altmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attractive, colorful series aimed at first-time pet owners. Ideal for children, families and school groups. This book covers a wide range of popular pets, whether furry, feathered or finned
Complete guide to bird care by David Alderton( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how to care for caged birds, covering such topics as preparing for a bird, nutrition, breeding, training, and health and hygiene
A petkeeper's guide to hamsters & gerbils : a superbly illustrated introduction to keeping hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice and chinchillas by David Alderton( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A superbly illustrated introduction to keeping hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice and chinchillas
Starting with mice, rats, and gerbils by Georg Gassner( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for people who own rodents, such as mice, rats, and gerbils; includes information on what to consider before buying a rodent, how to care for rodents, the different types of rodents, and other related topics
Young at heart : 120 things you can do right now to give your dog a longer, healthier life by David Alderton( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lifestyle-oriented manual addresses the needs of the growing number of middle-aged and senior dogs in the pet population today. You'll find out how to keep your dog feeling great in later life. And if he is not the energetic companion he once was, this book will help you to find your dog's inner puppy and give him a new lease on life.--From publisher description
A birdkeeper's guide to pet birds : a practical introduction to maintaining and enjoying a wide range of pet birds in the home by David Alderton( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of aquarium & pond fish
Alternative Names

controlled identityDavid, Al, 1956-

controlled identityHarper, Don, 1956-

Aldertons, Dāvids, 1956-

Aldertons, Deivids, 1956-

David, Al.

David, Al, 1956-

David Alderton writer

Harper, Don, 1956-

Олдертон, Дэвид, 1956-

ديفيد ألدرتون، 1956-

올더턴, 데이비드

アルダートン, デビッド

オルダートン, デイヴィッド

オルダートン, デイビッド

オールダートン, デーヴィッド

Languages
English (233)

French (26)

Chinese (24)

Spanish (5)

Japanese (2)

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Turtles & tortoises of the worldEncyclopedia of aquarium & pond fishDogsFoxes, wolves, and wild dogs of the worldCrocodiles & alligators of the worldWild cats of the worldLooking after cage birdsRodents of the world