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Traditionally the term 'shrike' has been confined to the typical or true shrikes, the helmet-shrikes and the bush-shrikes - a well-known group of small to medium-sized birds with strong, hooked and toothed, raptor-like bills. This book adopts a wider definition - based on an analysis of behavior (especially communication behavior) and other characteristics - and includes the batises and wattle-eyes within the group. Tony Harris's text presents many new and exciting ideas on the biology of shrikes and includes much unpublished material from his own field experience. His detailed introduction provides a general comparative analysis of the various characteristics that define the group. This is followed by the 32 species accounts, which contain exhaustive informative on identification, habitat, status, behavior and breeding biology. A summary of data for quick reference and two distribution maps conclude each account. The book ends with a glossary of scientific terms, a comprehensive bibliography, and a detailed index. The text is accompanied by 34 magnificent full-page color plates by Graeme Arnott, depicting adult birds in typical examples of their preferred habitat. Supporting these paintings are 25 full-color sketches (illustrating characteristic postures as well as juveniles and nests), four anatomical sketches in color, and a number of pencil drawings. The combination of Tony Harris's authoritative text and Graeme Arnott's sensitively executed illustrations will ensure that this book is widely acclaimed and appreciated - not only by professional and amateur ornithologists, but also by connoisseurs of Africana, discerning judges of contemporary wildlife art, and collectors of fine illustrated books.
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Book Description Struik Winchester, Cape Town, 1988. Cloth - Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 224 pages. Housed in original slipcase that remains in Near Fine condition and showing only a couple of small scuffs on edges. Due to size and weight, additional charges may apply for priority and/or international shipping. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 035016
Book Description Struik- Winchester, Cape Town, 1988 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1988. 4to. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. Sir Marrack Goulding (1936 – 2010) was the UK's Ambassador to Angola until 1985, and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations until 1997. He wrote a book about his time at the UN titled 'Peacemonger'. Latterly he became Warden of St Anthony's College, Oxford. ISBN: 0947430083Pages: 224 Presentation copy to Sir Marrack Gouldling, otherwise fine/fine in slip-case. Seller Inventory # A82785
Book Description Cape Town: Struik Winchester, 1988., 1988. Quarto,224 pp.,colour plates by Graeme Arnott, as new with dustwrapper in slipcase. Seller Inventory # 3959
Book Description Struik Winchester, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. As new hardcover in dust jacket and slipcase. True shrikes, helmet-shrikes and bush-shrikes, including the batises and Black-throated Wattle-eye. Full page color plates by Graeme Arnott. Thorough species accounts with range maps. Seller Inventory # B126
Book Description Struik, 1988. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Arnott, Graeme (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1988. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. True shrikes, helmet-shrikes and bush-shrikes, including the batises and Black-throated Wattle-eye. Standard edition. Large format. Red cloth boards, silver title to spine and vignette of shrike to front. Colour & b/w illustrations. Slight fading to dustwrapper spine. Contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]. Seller Inventory # 1811194
Book Description Struik Winchester, Cape Town, 1988. Condition: Very Good. 224, col plates, line drawings, distribution maps. . HB + Slipcase. Very good in d/w and slipcase, spine faded. Standard edition. . Seller Inventory # 22690
Book Description Struik-Winchester,South Africa, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0947430083
Book Description Struik Winchester 1988 1st edition., 1988. Gilt title and device on plum cloth boards. 224pp illustrated colour 4to. Warm authorial inscription by Graeme Arnott on title page dd. 'Feb '9'. An as-new copy in matching dustwrapper (spine fading but no rubbing, chips, tears, or loss) all in Fine slipcase. Seller Inventory # 26069