Scientifically accurate drawings, full-color paintings, and informative essays assist the bird watcher in identifying and locating nearly six hundred common and rare species, accompanied by individual range maps, a guide to 350 great birdwatching spots across North America, and indexes to both scientific and common names. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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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
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Reader's Digest Association, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0762105763
Book Description Reader's Digest Association, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110762105763