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Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide

Heimo Mikkola

ISBN 10: 1770852743 / ISBN 13: 9781770852747
Published by Firefly Books, 2013
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Title: Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide

Publisher: Firefly Books

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 2.

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"The superlative identification guide now revised with 19 additional owl species." Praise for the first edition: ""[An] important book. Recommended for most libraries -- good value and quality for the price."" --Booklist ""A spectacular book."" --Library Journal, Best Reference of 2012 ""A valued addition as a reference for bird enthusiasts and libraries."" --Science Books and Film "Owls of the World," second edition, is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic birds of prey. The new edition is packed with spectacular photography of 268 species of owls from all over the world -- 19 more species than the original book. Many of the photos are of highly elusive species that are very rarely caught on camera. The photos are accompanied by detailed text describing: Identification notes Habitat Population status Voice Food Distribution Accurate range maps Similar species. The photographic coverage includes plumages and subspecies which promotes differentiation between species, making this the definitive work on owl identification. Similar-looking ("confusion") species are included and owls are shown as adults from a perspective that clearly shows markings that assist in identification. For birders, naturalists, photographers, researchers and any fan of these birds, "Owls of the World" is the definitive work on species identification as well as a comprehensive encyclopedia for reference and reading.


[Review of previous edition] Birders will find the collection of photographs, especially of the rare species, very useful!--Ian Paulsen"The Guardian" (08/19/2012)

[Review of previous edition] The incredible variety of owls is beautifully portrayed in this fascinating collection.--Debbie Caldwell"North Shore News" (10/17/2012)

[Review of previous edition] Owl enthusiasts will recognize Owls of the World as an important new reference work written by a world authority. Highly recommended.-- (06/01/2013)

[Review of previous edition] A masterfully comprehensive reference... No birder with an interest in owls should be without this volume in their birding library.-- (12/01/2012)

[Review of previous edition] A must-have for serious birders... but it will repay the attention of anyone who wonders what makes owls tick.-- (12/08/2012)

[Review of previous edition] Stunning in detail and scope... an excellent resource.-- (12/01/2012)

[Review of previous edition] Expect to be riveted ... the pictures and maps make this a book that will be admired over and over.-- (12/01/2012)

[Review of previous edition] A native of Finland, the author is the world's best-known owl expert, having visited the birds in 128 countries over the past 40 years. Here he describes all of the world's 249 species of owls in copious detail with tips on identification, habitat, calls, and status and distribution. The text is enhanced by 750 color photographs from leading wildlife photographers. A spectacular book.-- (03/28/2013)

[Review of previous edition] Descriptions include detailed range maps, tips for identification and related species, and a brief overview of the ecology of each species. The highlights of Owls of the World are the stunning photographs used to illustrate each species as well as the introductory section. The book will be a valued addition as a reference for bird enthusiasts and libraries.-- (05/01/2013)

[Review of previous edition] [An] important book. Recommended for most libraries -- good value and quality for the price.-- (10/15/2012)

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