A detailed study of an absorbing group with over 300 paintings in colour; 100 drawings and maps. Waders are surely one of the most attractive and fascinating groups of the world's birds. The majority of the species comprise two large cosmopolitan families: Chara-driidae (plovers) and Scolopacidae (sandpipers, snipes etc.) This book deals with 87 out of the world's 214 species, and covers an area west of the Urals, south to the Caspian and round the western border of Iran down to Kuwait, then westwards to include the eastern Mediterranean and northern coast of Africa, south to the Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania. This is an unusual field guide in that it concentrates on a single bird group in a single area. The standard bird guides cannot stop to give special treatment to a group which, though difficult, comprises less than 15% of our avifauna. The magist¬erial world survey of Shore Birds by Marchant, Prater and Hayman, on the other hand - an exemplary reference book which we cannot recommend too highly to every birdwatcher - is necessarily concerned largely with other species never seen in Europe. And the relevant volume of the comprehensive Birds of the Western Pale-arctic (with some wader paintings also by Philip Burton), is not a book for use out-of-doors. We therefore offer this guide to the birdwatcher in the hope that it may solve some problems in the field and at the same time perhaps stimulate further research. It describes and illustrates all breeding waders in Britain, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, all regular visitors, and the odd rarity. Short accounts of the birds' life-histories have also been included. There has been a new impetus in wader field studies during the last decade, but there is still a great deal to discover even about the more common species and the enormous journeys they undertake annually between breeding grounds in arctic tundra or mountain-fells and overwintering areas on estuaries, shingly shores and mud-flats.
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Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR000868674
Descripción Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001114625
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería PL01571346B
Descripción Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1988. Glazed Pictorial Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardback: pp224, over 300 colour paintings and 100 drawings and maps. indicies of Spanish, French, German, English and Scientific names. Glazed Pictorial hardback [Vg] Size: 7 3/4" x 5 1/4". Nº de ref. de la librería 003223
Descripción London Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 0 340 39936 8, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition.With 23 coloured plates,53 maps and text drawings for each species.pp 224.Hard cover,in the original white pictorial laminated boards.A very good + clean copy.No dust jacket as issued.An excellent field guide to the Waders. Nº de ref. de la librería 7269
Descripción Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney, 1988. Estado de conservación: Fine. 224, 23 col plates, distribution maps. . HB. Fine in the original white pictorial laminated boards. 1st edition. . Nº de ref. de la librería 28787
Descripción Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney, 1988. Estado de conservación: Fine. 224, 23 col plates, distribution maps. . HB. Fine copy. 1st edition. . Nº de ref. de la librería 32728
Descripción HODDER AND STOUGHTON LONDON, 1988. VERY GOOD 1ST EDITION COPY IN LAMINATED BOARDS. A DETAILED STUDY OF AN ABSORBING GROUP. OVER 300 PAINTINGS IN COLOUR; 100 DRAWINGS AND MAPS. Nº de ref. de la librería 30904
Descripción Hodder & Stoughton., London, 1988. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 1st Edition. 224pp. 370g. Fully illustrated with over 300 drawings in colour, and 100 drawings plus maps in b/w. PIctorial laminated boards. FINE. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 6048
Descripción Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1988. Illustrated Boards. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket As Issued. First Edition... Fine book with fine illustrations in colour and black and white.Illustrated hardback boards. 224pp. Size: 135X200MMM. Hardback. Nº de ref. de la librería 001874