Whether you're a serious 'twitcher' determined to sight the rarest species, or you're simply interested in the avian inhabitants of your own back garden, you'll find "Birds of the World" the perfect bird watching companion. The book is packed with facts on over 800 species of birds from all over the world, with crystal-clear photographs and precise annotation on each one, making identification sure and simple.
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Dr. Colin Harrison has spent over 45 years studying birds. In 1960 he joined the Natural History Museum in London, where he gained his doctorate while studying birds from around the world. The author of several books and over 250 scientific papers, he is an internationally acknowledged authority on the evolution and classification of birds. Alan Greensmith is a birdwatcher and traveler who has personally seen over 7,000 species. In addition to writing about the birds of his home country, Surrey, England, he has also given lectures on birds and has led field trips to Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Guatemala, and Mexico.From Library Journal:
It is hard to imagine a raison d'etre for this book, for its pretentions to be a field guide, as bruited on the dust cover, are absurd and are surprising coming from the authors, two highly respected ornithologists. What we have instead are species accounts of 800 birds, nine percent of the world total. These very brief accounts include a few sentences of general commentary; very small sections on range and nesting; a range map, color photo, and drawing showing scale; and one or two other small illustrations. This good selection of the world's birds, shown in quality photographs, is fine as far as it goes, but it is too limited to serve as an indentification guide. The traveler needs regional guides, and there are already many good ones for almost all parts of the world. Fun for browsing but otherwise only marginally useful. For two successful regional guides, see Lars Johnson's Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East and Roger Tory Peterson and other's A Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe , reviewed below.--Ed.
- Henry T. Armistead, Thomas Jefferson Univ. Lib., Philadelphia
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Descripción DK, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110751327867
Descripción DK. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0751327867 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1242162