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Herons of the World

Hancock, James and Elliot, Hugh

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ISBN 10: 0060117591 / ISBN 13: 9780060117597
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Olive-green cloth with gilt titling to spine. 304ppgs. Foreward by Roger Tory Peterson. Small red remainder star on bottom of text-block. Dust wrapper spine appears to have light UV fading. Not price-clipped and no previous owner markings. 61 full-page, full colour plates. Large, heavy volume - additional shipping based on location. Bookseller Inventory # 300107

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Title: Herons of the World

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Robert Gillmor and Peter Hayman

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st American Edition

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Pp. 304; 61 full-page color plates from paintings by Robert Gillmor and Peter Hayman, 24 distribution maps (some are color-tinted). Publisher's original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, folio. This well illustrated work describes 61 species of herons and bitterns in detail, presenting descriptions and identifications, habitats, distributions, and feeding and breeding behavior. There are also introductory chapters on the family Ardidae. These chapters cover classification, plumage and moult, breeding, feeding, migration and dispersal and conservation (from the jacket flap and introduction). No ownership marks.

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