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Kirshner, David

Overview
Works: 12 works in 92 publications in 5 languages and 5,915 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  Literature  Reference works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: QL701.2, 597.003
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Most widely held works by David Kirshner
Encyclopedia of birds by Joseph Michael Forshaw( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive illustrated guide by international experts."--Jacket subtitle
Encyclopedia of Reptiles & Amphibians by Harold G Cogger( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facts and photos of reptiles and amphibians
Biology and evolution of crocodylians by Gordon C Grigg( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gordon Grigg's authoritative and accessible text and David Kirshner's stunning interpretive artwork and color photographs combine expertly in this contemporary celebration of crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials. This book showcases the skills and capabilities that allow crocodylians to live how and where they do. It covers the biology and ecology of the extant species, conservation issues, crocodylian-human interaction, and the evolutionary history of the group, and includes a vast amount of new information; 25 percent of 1,100 cited publications have appeared since 2007. Richly ilustrated with more than five hundred color photographs and black-and-white illustrations, this book will benchmark reference work for crocodylian biologists, herpetologists, and vertebrate biologists for years to come." -- Back of book
Encyclopedia of mammals by Edwin Gould( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Mammals features new conservation information on each order, highlighting the three levels of threat - critically endangered, endangered, and vulnerable. Statistics regarding the number of families, genera, and species within each of the orders and the number of endangered species have been amended to reflect the most recent data. The species distribution maps have also been updated." "The authoritative text is written by the worlds leading mammalogists who have included newly discovered species as well as numerous insights afforded us by recent research. The text is complemented by over 200 superb photographs and over 100 original paintings, diagrams, and maps to give an up-to-date overview of our knowledge of the once-secret lives of mammals."--Jacket
Bears by Ian Stirling( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the first international survey of bears divided into 3 sections. The first, Evolution and biology, provides an overview of the origins, development, biology, and behavior of bears. The second section, Bears up close, examines each species in detail and reviews the most recent research findings. The final section, Bears and humans, surveys the history of interaction between bears and people and provides advice on how people should behave in bear territory. Considers human attitudes toward bears from the viewpoint of anthropology, art, and literature and evaluates the role of bears in zoos and circuses and their use as sources of food and medicine
Mammals by Carson Creagh( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the physical structure, metabolism, and life cycle of mammals and discusses how they fit into the food chain
Woodland wildlife by Terence Lindsey( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revelation of the many insects, birds, and other animals that shelter among the trees in our woodlands
Dinosaurs by Paul M. A Willis( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces dinosaurs, discussing the different categories, what they looked like, what they ate, how we know about them through the study of fossils, and why they may have become extinct
Desert life by Terence Lindsey( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of reptiles, amphibians and fishes( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a comprehensive guide to reptiles, amphibians, and fishes. It contains more than 500 color photographs, and 300 illustrations, maps and diagrams. It presents a survey of the natural history of reptiles, amphibians, and fishes, in addition to conservation information on each order, highlighting the degree of threat. It features distribution maps and statistics regarding the number of families, genera, and species with each order
Encyclopedia of animals : mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans have always relied heavily on animals. We have worshipped them, befriended them, sacrificed them, domesticated them, eaten them, hunted them, drawn them, and written about them. We have come to appreciate them, especially in their natural habitats, as an essential part of our world. They are creatures that deserve our respect and reward our curiosity. As intrinsic as they are to the ecological balance of our world, animals are under threat from their human admirers, and in dire need of our help. Habitat destruction spells disaster for many species, leaving them teetering on the brink of extinction. Only through a greater understanding of the fragile balance that exists between species and their habitats will it become possible for us to ensure the survival of our precious wildlife heritage. This encyclopedia present a wide-ranging survey of four major groups of living things and is carefully constructed to be read and appreciated by everyone with an interest in natural history. A team of internationally renowned authorities has provided the text for this publication
Zwierzęta - encyklopedia : ssaki, ptaki, gady, płazy( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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