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Here is the distilled essence of the definitive account of the birds of north-west Europe--BWP, as it is generally known to thousands of users. The abridgment has been made by members of the original editorial team under the general supervision of Professor C.M. Perrins of Oxford, who acted as Consultant Editor. Dr. D.W. Snow has condensed the original text with masterly skill, retaining all the essential information in a fraction of the space. The Concise BWP also includes much significant new material. Accounts of more than eighty species have been added and the descriptions of field characters have been revised throughout. The population and distribution sections have been rewritten to take into account new information that has become available since BWP was published. The distribution maps have also been revised and brought up to date. They are now printed in full color for maximum clarity and include hill shading to indicate the relief. More than 230 magnificent new color plates have been specially commissioned for this edition to illustrate newly added species or to replace earlier paintings used in BWP. Where the original paintings have been retained, they are now reproduced using the latest electronic scanning techniques. For greater convenience, all plates now appear in the text. Indexes in seven European languages are included in addition to the indexes of English and scientific names. The Concise BWP is an essential reference book for all who are interested in the birds of Europe, whether at the professional level or as amateurs.
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David Snow was formerly in charge of ornithology at the BM (HN) at Tring. C. M. Perrins is Professor at the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Department of Zoology, Oxford University.
`a condensed and revamped version of the greatest ornithological publishing venture of recent times ... looks set to be every bit as well-received as its predecessor'
`a brilliantly conceived work, a definitive reference and superb value for money - without doubt a winner'
`It is simply the best book on birds ever published...the illustrations are exquisite. Not only are they of great use to birders, but they also sinply come alive on the page as works of art in their own right'
`Today I would recommend this concise version without any hesitation at all. It is a joy to use and still got more information than I am ever likely to need. A triumph'
`It is simply the best book on birds ever published...the illustrations are exquisite. Not only are they of great use to birders, but they also simply come alive on the page as works of art in their own right'
`an old favourite ... reborn in a new guise ... as brilliantly conveived work, a definitive reference and superb value for money - without doubt a winner'
`BWPC looks set to become every bit as invaluable as its predecessor ... in value-for-money terms it is unbeatable ... Buy it, keep it in pride of place on your bookshelf and enjoy it time and again.'
Dominic Mitchell, Birdwatch
`BWP has now got an attractive and notable abridged edition which, however, is more than simply a condensation of the nine-volume standard work. A great deal of thought has been put into the full colour illustrations ... the diversity of information that can be seen from the maps has increased
considerably ... this is an excellently compiled and handsomely produced book that can without reservation be recommended to the collector of beautiful and prestigious ornithology books. BWPC offers a wonderful, and particularly for the observer very useful, gallery of Western Palearctic birds that
can be found nowhere else in comparable space or comprehensiveness with such a richness of individual illustrations.'
Der Falke 45, 1998
`those who want to identify west Palearctic birds from descriptions and colour illustrations, to know where they occur, when and where they breed, and their status and population trends, will find their needs amply met in the Concise Edition. The volumes are attractively produced, but more
important is the content, which is clearly presented and concise, and information should be readily located thanks to indexes of vernacular names in eight European languages. David Snow and Chris Perrins are to be congratulated on the production of this fine work.'
Bulletin of the British Ornithological Council, 1998 118(1)
`excellent two-volume Concise Edition of Birds of the Western Palearctic ... Thanks to a more modern and attractive layout, the new edition is inviting and the text ... is much more readable ... an attractive buy, even for those with the original.'
David Tomlinson, New Scientist
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Book Description Oxford University Press 1997-11-01, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts including access codes for textbooks. Might be an ex-library copy and contain writing/highlighting. The dust jacket might be missing. Seller Inventory # DS-019854099X-3
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Book Description Oxford University Press, New York, 1998. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 2-volume set (complete). Dust Jacket is in fine condition without tears or chips or other damage. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Book comes in its original slipcase. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; Birds; ISBN: 019854099x. ISBN/EAN: 9780198540991. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15424. This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Seller Inventory # 15424
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Two hardback volumes in jackets, complete with slipcase. The jacket on Vol 1 has a 2cm tear to the top of the spine. Otherwise the books are fine, whilst the jackets are in Vg condition. Bumping to top corner of jacket. VERY HEAVY!!! OVERSEAS SHIPPING EXTRA AT COST. Seller Inventory # 035809
Book Description OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998. 2 VOLUMES IN FINE CONDITION IN A SLIPCASE WHICH IS SPLIT DOWN ONE SIDE. CONCISE EDITIONS. VOLUME 1: NON-PASSERINES AND VOLUME 2: PASSERINES. BASED ON THE HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL BE REQUIRED. Seller Inventory # 18313
Book Description OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998. 2 VOLUMES IN FINE CONDITION IN A SLIPCASE. CONCISE EDITIONS. VOLUME 1: NON-PASSERINES AND VOLUME 2: PASSERINES. BASED ON THE HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL BE REQUIRED. Seller Inventory # 34065
Book Description Oxford, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Near Fine/Near Fine 1st thus 1997 Oxford box set, two volumes with dust-jacket in bespoke outer box. Superbly produced and illustrated 'concise edition', a monumental achievement. Surface wear to spine ends of books and some wear to edges and corners of outer box with tape reinforcement to surface tear along top front edge of box only, books are Fine, bright and unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; ISBN: 019854099X. ISBN/EAN: 9780198540991. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 074428. Seller Inventory # 074428
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997. Condition: Fine. 2 vols: 1084; 748, col plates + maps, line illus. . HB. Fine in d/w + slipcase. . . Seller Inventory # S40469
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Nr. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Nr. Fine. Concise Edition. Two volume set, neat PO name both volumes but otherwise unmarked and in as new condition. Presented in original illustrated cardboard slipcase with minimal wear to edges.This is a large and heavy set and additional postage may be requested. Seller Inventory # 026931