Birds of the World

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Dorling Kindersley, 2002 - Nature - 416 pages
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Published in association with the 'Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Handbooks Birds of the World' combines vivid full-colour photos with descriptions of more than 800 specimens of bird. This is an authoritative and fully photographic guide with each entry combining a precise description highlighting each birds chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Useful maps show worldwide distribution, scale drawings show each bird and colour coded bands provide at-a-glance facts.

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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 ... Read full review

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Colin J. O. Harrison (1926-2003) was a member of the scientific staff of the British Museum (Natural History) subdepartment of Ornithology for twenty-six years.

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