Near fine hardcover. Previous owner's name on bottom of text block, ffep and title page. The Petrels, or tubenosed birds, include the shearwaters, albatrosses and the storm, diving and gadfly petrel families. Based on the author's research and the extensive literature available, this book aims to set out the basics of petrel biology. The first chapters summarize the biology of each family before looking in detail at comparative aspects of their breeding biology.