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5: The Birds of Africa, Volume V:

Urban, Emil K.; Keith, Stuart; Fry, C. Hilary

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ISBN 10: 0121373053 / ISBN 13: 9780121373054
Published by Princeton University Press/Academic Press
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Title: 5: The Birds of Africa, Volume V:

Publisher: Princeton University Press/Academic Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Universally recognized as by far the most authoritative and comprehensive work ever published, Birds of Africa, Volume V is the second of four volumes to deal with the Passerine birds of the continent. The families treated fall into the following groups: thrushes, Old World warblers, Old World flycatchers, monarch flycatchers wattle-eyes and puffback flycatchers. The editors and artists have worked closely with nine other authors--all acknowledged experts on their bird families--to produce a superb reference in which encyclopedic texts on every species are complemented by accurate and detailed paintings and drawings of the birds themselves. Full bibliographies, acoustic references and indexes complete this marvelous reference.

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* Continues the high quality of this highly regarded series
* Provides the only comprehensive Handbook treatment of African birds

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"It is impossible to not be impressed by the spacious design and almost opulent feel to this tome. All paintings are by Martin Woodcock: a stunning achievement, with 312 species illustrated by 676 portraits on 32 plates. The texts are comprehensive, but not overpowering. It is providing us with one of the great sets of reference handbooks devoted to a single continent. This is an essential purchase for every serious ornithological library. With the recently formed and thriving African Bird Club, there will also be many birdwatchers who will want to own their personal set of volumes."--J.T.R. Sharrock

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