Birds of the World

Birds of the World

Book - 2006
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Aiming to snare fledgling birders, an ornithologist/natural history writer describes some 200 bird families through descriptions enlivened with about 1,600 original paintings by leading wildlife artists. Following an introduction to birds and bird-watching, several-page descriptions of the diverse family groups include introductory remarks, information on classification, distribution, number of living and extinct species, and habits. At 500-plus pages in a plastic case, this is definitely a reference rather than a field guide. Beletsky is a visiting scholar at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, U. of Washington, Seattle. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Johns Hopkins University Press

This stunning collection of art and text captures the grace, beauty, and flamboyance of the world's birds. In more than 500 pages, ornithologist Les Beletsky has gathered over 1,600 original paintings that reveal the form, posture, and plumage of all the avian families, with featured illustrations of 1307 avian species. The paintings are from eleven of the world's leading bird artists, with many being published here for the first time.

Beletsky's detailed, yet eminently readable, descriptions are paired with vivid images to show the diversity of the world's approximately 200 bird families. Backyard bird-watchers, avid birders, and professional ornithologists alike will find in these pages everything from the everyday to the exotic, from diminutive hummingbirds to massive ostriches, from Antarctic penguins to tropical parrots.

Comprehensive, authoritative, and beautifully illustrated, Birds of the World will amaze and inspire everyone with an interest in this remarkable fauna.



Blackwell North Amer
This collection of art and text captures the grace, beauty, and flamboyance of the world's birds. In more than 500 pages, ornithologist Les Beletsky has gathered over 1,600 original paintings that reveal the form, posture, and plumage of all the avian families, featuring illustrations of more than 1,300 avian species. The paintings are from eleven of the world's leading bird artists, with many being published here for the first time.
Beletsky's detailed descriptions are paired with vivid images to show the diversity of the world's approximately 200 bird families. Backyard bird-watchers, avid birders, and professional ornithologists alike will find in these pages everything from the everyday to the exotic, from diminutive hummingbirds to massive ostriches, from Antarctic penguins to tropical parrots.

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780801884290
0801884292
Characteristics: xi, 513 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Nurney, David

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