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Birds of Australia: Eighth Edition Flexibound – Jul 26 2010

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Product details

  • Flexibound: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Flexibound edition (July 26 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691146926
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691146928
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #420,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This field guide's gorgeous new edition will whet your appetite for a trip down under. It covers all 780 of the continent's birds. For each species, you'll find authoritative text, range maps, and color illustrations. More than 900 black-and-white sketches--depicting nests, chicks, face patterns, bill profiles, flight styles, and more--accompany many accounts. (Birder's World)

All readers, whether beginning or experienced birdwatchers, ornithologists, students, or travelers, will find Birds of Australia an unrivaled companion for discovering the unique birdlife of this remarkable continent.---Ian Paulsen, Birdbooker Report

Top-notch visual presentation, layout, and informational content, with a terrific size and durability for field use, this is a guide I'd recommend to any birder, as well as any birder visiting Australia.---Terry Sohl, Bird's Eye View

An innovative example of a field guide. . . . [W]hat sets this book apart is its superb scheme of organization.---William P. Mueller, Bluebird's Laugh

The Eighth Edition of Simpson and Day's guide to Australian birds performs the basic function of illustrating and describing Australian birds wonderfully well. When you think about all the information that this single volume contains; starting with the vast collective effort of birdwatchers paid and unpaid, decisions about what to include and what to leave out, and most importantly: drawing the pictures; it truly is a wonderful piece of work.---Adam Leavesley, Emu

All-in-all this is an excellent guide and I look forward to giving mine a good field test in the near future.---Cyndi M. Smith, Canadian Field-Naturalist

[O]verall, this is a very nice field guide to Australia and I highly recommend it. . . . The habitat information, something that's lacking in other Aussie guides, is worth the purchase by itself.---Michael Retter, South Dakota Bird Notes

About the Author

Ken Simpson is a well-known Australian birder and coauthor of Birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand. He is a recipient of the Australian Natural History Medallion. Nicolas Day is a full-time wildlife artist and teacher. He exhibits regularly in galleries in Victoria, and his work has appeared in other books, including Birds of the Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia.

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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 16 reviews
P. Reese
4.0 out of 5 starsThis would be rated higher if the illustrations were better.
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4.0 out of 5 starsgood field guide
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