The Birds of the Middle East is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this region. It covers all the species, including vagrants, found in the Arabian peninsula (including Socotra), Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Irag, Iran, Turkey, and Cyprus. Over 700 species are described in concise texts giving full details of the plumage and voice of all recognizable forms. Distributed maps appear opposite the plates and are annotated with details of each species status and preferred habitat. Four artists have prepared a magnificent set of specially commissioned plates which show all the forms described in full color. The authors have extensive ornithological experience in the Middle East spanning over 30 years of research into the identification, biology, and conservation of the many wonderful species to be found there. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of the region, which is especially important for both the indigenous species and those which pass through it on their migrations between the Palaearctic and Africa.
* The first comprehensive field guide devoted solely to the Middle East
* Every species is illustrated in color in all distinctive plumages
* Authors are experts, each with 30 years field experience in the region
* Serves as an entirely authoritative reference
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The authors have extensive ornithological experience in the Middle East spanning over 30 years of research into identification, biology and conservation.Review:
"I suspect this will be the sole, all-species field guide to be used in the Middle East for the next several years. ...the most practical book for birding the Middle East."
"There has always been a problem deciding which books to take birding in the Middle East. With the arrival of this new field guide to the region it is now possible to contemplate using only one book in the field... this is an indispensable and thoroughly recommended aid for birdwatchers in the Middle East and beyond."
--Andrew Grieve in BIRDWATCH
"(The) illustrations are all of a consistently high standard... Highly recommended."
--David Tomlinson in NEW SCIENTIST
"Four artists have contributed and... the overall standard is very high... highly recommended for anyone interested in the birds of the region, and for most of the Middle East it is certainly the best available field guide."
--Andy Musgrove in BTO NEWS
"At long last, the book all travellers to the Middle East have been waiting for- an up-to-date, comprehensive and, most important of all, single volume field guide. ...There is little doubt that this book is a real tour de force and should remain the standard work for the region for a long time to come. Strongly recommended for all visitors to the Middle East."
--Gordon Hamlett in BIRD WATCHING
"Here we have a clear, state of the art guide that has me wondering how it could be bettered... the 112 coloured plates are truly a veritable delight of excellence."
--Bob Scott in BRITISH BIRDS
"...visitors to the Near East... will want to own this new guide, and residents of the region should not be without it."
--Guy Kirwan in BIRDING WORLD
"This excellent book is a must for anyone going to this region. Beginners will find it easy to use, and... to learn. Advanced birdwatchers will learn something that they have not yet, and what will ultimately help with correct identification. The bottom line is: this is the best field guide published so far on birds of the Middle East."
--ZPRAVY MOS (WILSON BULLETIN)
"...a unique and up-to-date source of information regarding the birds and their distribution... The colour plates...are beautifully and accurately illustrated. This book, although primarily a field guide, is the first publication which gives a full andcomprehensive description of all bird species of the Middle East. It is highly recommended for those who are interested in birds of this region or who are planning to go birdwatching here."
--O. Bahat in IBIS
"This is a good book to buy for the collector and the traveller to the Middle East and the countries around the periphery."
--CANADIAN FIELD NATURALIST
"A great new guide to birds from Turkey to Iran and Yemen: indispensable to visitors and invaluable in the growing Middle East bird conservation programme spearheaded by BirdLife International."
--BIRDS (Spring 1997)
"It is a major step forward, and it easily becomes the new standard for the area."
--Roland E. van der Vliet in BIRDING (August 1999)
"...an essential work for anyone with an interest in the birds of the region or for any birdwatcher fortunate enough to get the chance to visit."
--Andy Parker in BURTON DAILY MAIL (January 1997)
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Descripción Academic Press, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110856610763
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Descripción Academic Press, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0856610763
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