Book of North American Birds

Book of North American Birds

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This attractive and informative book of 600 species includes a "special collection" of more than 100 species that are rare. Each portrait includes fullcolor original artwork; details on identification, habitat, nesting, and food; and a colorcoded range map.

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This attractive and informative book of 600 species includes a "special collection" of more than 100 species that are rare. Each portrait includes fullcolor original artwork; details on identification, habitat, nesting, and food; and a colorcoded range map.

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This attractive book, the product of 16 writers and 22 artists, consists of over 450 page-length species accounts which feature a high-quality color painting, a half-page anecdotal narrative essay, a range map, a drawing, plus small sections detailing the bird's identification, habitat, and food. Smaller accounts (three per page) for 117 scarcer birds follow the full-page ones. Appended is a 40-page section with thumbnail sketches of the best birding areas in the United States and Canada. This is not a reference book for seasoned birders, but will serve admirably as an informal source of selected, basic information on 600 species, the ones most likely to be seen in North America. Recommended for public libraries.-- Henry T. Armistead, Thomas Jefferson Univ. Lib., Philadelphia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762105762
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
01/27/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 10.82(h) x 1.39(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Book of North American Birds 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book lists a vast number of birds - Birds of Prey, Woodland Birds, Duck-Like Birds, Gull-Like Birds, Country Birds, Wading Birds, Land Birds, and Shore Birds. Each bird get's between 3 to 5 paragraphs worth of information and picture of each is included. Also gives a guide to birds habitats and wild life sanctuaries throughout the U.S.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Actually, this is a very handsome book. Unfortunately it neither fully qualifies as a field guide or a bird reference. The essays about the species are well written and I did learn some new facts. However, the editors should have updated it when they republished it in 2005. The California condor entry is out of date and I am sure a few more entries could have been revised. The illustration are very well done and the species info and maps are adequate. If you have a birding beginner in your family, this might make a nice gift. Just understand is a bit of a hybrid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago