1997. 128 pp. Hardcover in As-New condition. The only flaw with this copy is on the top edge, where some foxing is present. Signed by the author on the title page. Birds are not particularly well suited to desert life. Among the few types of birds that have successfully invaded the desert ecosystem are the predators. Many species of hawks, owls, roadrunners, vultures, and shrikes survive very well in deserts. What attributes make this group especially suited to desert life? How have they augmented their abilities to cope with the harsh constraints imposed by the desert habitat? These are among the issues explored in this volume which brings together under one cover much of the current research on adaptations of avian desert predators.