Many species of owls are difficult to separate by plumage alone; this problem is compunded by the different morphs they adopt. This book fully describes every known species of owl, as well as presenting the latest evidence on owl taxonomy based on DNA evidence and vocalizations. Because voice is vital in owl identification a great deal of emphasis is placed on it.
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Claus König is a world authority on owls and has been involved in owl research in Europe, Africa, and South America for forty-five years. He is emeritus professor of zoology at Stuttgart University and was director of Stuttgart’s Museum of Natural History. Friedhelm Weick is a professional bird artist specializing in owls and other birds of prey. He has illustrated more than 100 books.Review:
'A classic work...immerse yourself in its pages ' BBC Wildlife (March 2009) 'You will find this an excellent reference book, the most comprehensive on owls available.' British Birds (May 2009) 'Immerse yourself in its pages on a March evening, when spring is beckoning and local owls are starting to hoot temptingly outside the window.' BBC Wildlife (March 2009) 'This is, at this moment, the world's largest book of owls of the world.' Kaulbrief (September 2009) 'This is exactly what we have come to expect in a Helm Identification Guide: a book that is great for beginners, like me, and experts.' Peregrine (Spring 2009) 'the most comprehensive examination of owl taxa ever conducted. We thank the authors of Owls of the World for their truly significant contribution to the science and conservation of these spectacular birds.' Bulletin of the British Ornothologists Club (2010)
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Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR008234610
Descripción Pica Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Unread, very minor shelf wear. Fine copy with very light use. Nº de ref. de la librería HBS-00212925-B
Descripción Pica Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st.. 24.0 x 17.0 cm. Pp. 462, colour and other illustrations, maps. Spine slightly skewed, dust wrapper frayed. Nº de ref. de la librería 120067
Descripción Pica Press, Sussex U.K., 1999. Hard Back. Estado de conservación: Very Good Plus. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good Plus. First Edition. A full identification guide. 'Christmas 2000' has been written in ink at top of front endpaper, otherwise book is in Excellent ccondition. the dustwrapper has minor rubbing to edges. Nº de ref. de la librería 017215
Descripción Pica Press, Sussex, 1999. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. 462pp. illustrations in b/w and colour with maps and sites. price clipped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 022309
Descripción Pica Press, Sussex UK, 1999. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 462 pages with b&w photographs. The dust jacket has a couple of small tears on the edges and the back is a little rubbed. The page edges are lightly foxed. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). Nº de ref. de la librería 147617
Descripción Mountfield: Pica Press, (1999, 1999. Weick, Friedhelm. Ilustrador. first edition).Large octavo,462 pp.,64 colour plates by Friedhelm Weick, very good copy in dustwrapper. Owls is the most comprehensive book ever published on the group. It is not merely an identification guide, although it does this job handsomely; it is also an invaluable source of information on the ecology and biology of owls, in particular for some of the lesser known species. Where gaps in knowledge still exist, these are highlighted, but this book will become the major reference work on owls for many years to come. Nº de ref. de la librería 11543
Descripción Pica Press, Sussex UK, 1999. Boards. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Very comprehensive book on owls, 462 pages with authorative text on all kinds of owls, 64 full colour plates of owls, several different illustrations on each plate giving over 200 individual drawings plus maps and other drawings. Book and dustwrapper are very bright and clean just very light creasing on extreme top edges of wrapper, HEAVY BOOK 1.5 kg extra postage required for overseas. A really nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Size: 24.5 x 17.5 Cms. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 003369