Birds of the World

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Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make this the most comprehensive pocket guide to birds of the world. Featuring over 800 bird species, this volume is designed to simplify the sometimes complex identification process. Whether in your neighborhood or in the wild, the Dorling Kindersley handbook of Birds of the World enables you to spot and recognize birds easily.

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1993 Hard cover American ed. Annotated. New in new dust jacket. Never read and in great shape. (EYE032707) Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 416 p. Contains: Illustrations. DK ... Handbooks (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. Read more Show Less

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Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make this the most comprehensive pocket guide to birds of the world. Featuring over 800 bird species, this volume is designed to simplify the sometimes complex identification process. Whether in your neighborhood or in the wild, the Dorling Kindersley handbook of Birds of the World enables you to spot and recognize birds easily.

Photo-Encyclopedic Approach: Each entry combines a precise description with an annotated photograph to highlight the bird's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. There are useful maps showing worldwide distribution, pictures of alternative plumage, and scale drawings of each bird. Color-coded, quick-reference bands giving at-a-glance facts complete every entry.

Identification Made easy: For beginners and established enthusiasts alike, the Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Birds of the World begins by describing anatomy and behavior to help identify different types of bird. A visual identification key then shows the major bird groups and guides you to the correct entries. Finally, a concise glossary provides a useful guide to the scientific and technical terms used in the book.

Author Biography: 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.

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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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A beautiful photo-encyclopedic guidebook. Most photos are set on a white background which gives good isolation of each bird's markings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564582966
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Series: Eyewitness Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 1.24 (d)

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