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Thompson, D. B. A. 1958-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 122 publications in 2 languages and 2,464 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Literature  Illustrated works  Conference papers and proceedings  Maps  Aerial views 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other
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Most widely held works by D. B. A Thompson
Tundra plovers : the Eurasian, Pacific, and American golden plovers and grey plover by Ingvar Byrkjedal( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book on shorebirds (waders) examines the taxonomy, appearance, behaviour, ecology and conservation of the Golden and Grey Plovers, and compares and contrasts their natural history and biogeography. There are detailed accounts of all aspects of lifestyle including feeding, mating, parental care, moults, migration and avoidance of predators. The personal touches in this book add immensely to its value, not least the authors' first hand experiences of the birds and their haunts. Most of their work presented here has not been published before, adding to the significance of this highly original book
Gulls and plovers : the ecology and behaviour of mixed-species feeding groups by C. J Barnard( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of this century a Scottish doctor speculated on the evolutionary origin of human tears. It seemed to him that with the increase in brain size and cognitive powers of our early ancestors many events in the struggle for existence would be just too distressing to observe. How comforting then, for the mother, distraught by the sight of her child being devoured by a lion, to cloud her vision with a flood of tears! Just so, though if the good doctor had pondered further, the following picture might have occurred to him, comfortable in his speculative armchair, and given him some pause for thought. ' ̃ . . . . ̃ . . ̃ ̃ . . •. . u" . . , ̃- . ' _ . . . . . . . vii viii SERIES EDITOR'S FOREWORD These stories do not, of course, get us very far in understanding the evolution of tears or anything else, but they do remind us how far the study of behavioural adaptation has come this century. This is, in fact, an exciting time for students of behaviour. The last twenty years have seen a great advance in the theoretical armoury for tackling questions of behavioural evolution and adaptation, and a parallel expansion in empirical studies, particularly in the field. The concepts of inclusive fitness and the evolutionarily stable strategy, for example, have helped to explain major features of social behaviour and have generated entirely new questions and predictions for the field worker to examine
Ecological change in the uplands( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland : photographs by Colin Baxter( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shorebirds by D. B. A Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of such shorebirds as plovers, sandpipers, lapwings, and oystercatchers
Heaths and moorland : cultural landscapes by D. B. A Thompson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alpine biodiversity in Europe by L Nagy( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first ever European-wide overview of biodiversity in alpine areas. The volume draws together taxonomic, ecological, historical, functional and climatic studies to develop a holistic understanding of biodiversity at and above the treeline. The main themes are: plant, vegetation and animal diversity, altitude gradients and spatial patterns, long-term changes and the effects of herbivores on diversity. These themes are introduced by a geo-biological scene setting and by a novel characterisation of alpine bio-climate. The comparisons of current and long-term observations and data emphasise the historical tradition of alpine biodiversity research in Europe. Analyses of taxonomic and assembly data at the continent-wide scale provide insight into pattern and its historical and ecological causes
Mountains of Northern Europe : conservation, management, people and nature( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds of prey in a changing environment by Scottish Natural Heritage (Agency)( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of the Cairngorms : diversity in a changing environment( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cairngorms are arguably the most significant area for nature conservatism in the British Isles. This work presents a review of the significance of the area's natural features. It assesses the nature of change, assessing the scale and consequences of climate change, deer management and recreation
Raptors : a field guide for surveys and monitoring by Jon Hardey( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grazing research and nature conservation in the uplands : proceedings of a seminar, 1988( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's conscience : the life and legacy of Derek Ratcliffe( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountains of Scotland by D. B. A Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ecology and restoration of montane and subalpine scrub habitats in Scotland( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains the proceedings of a seminar held in Battleby in March 1996. The seminar was part of the Millenium Forest for Scotland project and was staged by Highland Birchwoods with the support from Scottish Natural Heritage and advice from the National Trust for Scotland and Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
NCC research in the uplands : Proceedings of a seminar, 1986( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British uplands : dynamics of change( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland's birds of prey by D. B. A Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised atlas of upland NVC plant communities in Scotland by Dave Horsfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds of prey in a chnaging environment( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tundra plovers : the Eurasian, Pacific, and American golden plovers and grey plover
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Scotland : photographsShorebirdsAlpine biodiversity in EuropeMountains of Northern Europe : conservation, management, people and natureBirds of prey in a changing environmentThe nature of the Cairngorms : diversity in a changing environmentRaptors : a field guide for surveys and monitoringMountains of Scotland
Alternative Names
Thompson, D. B.

Thompson, D.B.A.

Thompson, D. B. A. 1958-

Thompson Des

Thompson, Des 1958-

Thompson Des B. A.

Thompson, Des B. A. 1958-

Thompson, Desmond B. A.

Thompson, Desmond B. A. 1958-

Languages
English (80)

French (2)