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Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide by [Steve N. G. Howell]

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Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide Kindle Edition

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"A must have for pelagic birders! This title is an early contender for my 'Birdbooker's Best Bird Book for 2012!'"---Ian Paulsen, Guardian

"This book has incredible information and lots of maps, and although the title suggests it is a guide for North America, trust me, it is so comprehensive, it can be used anywhere in the world!"---Karen Roy, KaHolly blog,

"I can honestly say this book has not only changed my mind about photographic guides, I believe it sets a benchmark and standard that other titles and authors should follow. This is an outstanding work and should sit on the bookshelf of every keen sea-watcher."---Hugh Harrop, Seabird

"Short Version: If you bird on or near the ocean, buy this book and read it. Slightly Longer Version: Steve Howell's guide to petrels (including shearwaters), albatrosses, and storm-petrels is a must-have resource for anyone who aspires to identify birds on the open ocean."---Jake Rackstraw blog,

"A must-have for birders with a strong interest in pelagic birding and desirable for birders living near the coast, as some tubenose species may be seen from land on occasion."---John Beetham, A DC Birding Blog

"This superb, hefty tome brings us mentally close to some of the most obscure and alluring big birds on earth. . . . If you are prone to pelagic birding, get this book. If you want to see seabirds without the sea-toss, then this is a good, solid read."---Harry Fuller, A Towhee blog

"[T]he guide provides a wealth of useful information, much based on the author's own extensive at-sea experience, and should be in the library--or checked luggage--of every seabird enthusiast."---Angus Wilson, Birdwatch

"Will likely become a classic for ornithologists and birdwatchers interested in the most nomadic of all birds, the seabirds. It is packed with information. . . . If you have a boat and wondered about the birds that glide past off the stern or you are a seabird biologist or a serious pelagic birder in North America, then this is a book you should purchase."---Rob Butler, Vancouver Sun

"Howell has done a tremendous job throughout this book in evoking a sense of ocean exploration and discovery through seabirds and I think that he succeeds admirably in his goal of synthesizing the present knowledge of tubenose identification."---John Carlson, Prairie Ice blog,

"If the sea and its specialized birds draw you to them, you'll love the treasure trove of seabird identification tips and extensive taxonomy treatments found in this scholarly, and weighty, volume. If you want to know the status, distribution, and identification of all the Procellariiformes from Panama to the Arctic, including all vagrants, then this highly anticipated book won't disappoint. If you are interested in the latest Taxonomy then this book is for you. If you are planning your next pelagic trip to the Gulf Stream in order to search for Cape Verde or Desertas Petrels or taking a cruise off western Mexico in the hopes of spotting Ainley's or Townsend's Storm-Petrels then this is a 'must-have' book."---Greg Gillson, Pacific NW Birder blog, --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"No other text on the tubenoses begins to offer the material contained in Howell's latest book. The reader has a palpable sense, when reading it, that the author not only knows his subject and audience but also genuinely loves the ocean and its inhabitants--and relishes teaching people about them."--Edward S. Brinkley, author of National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America

"This is a well-written and scholarly book that will be widely used as a primary reference by a growing cadre of at-sea birders and ornithologists. Text, photos, and photo captions are excellent, at times entertaining, and very informative."--Peter Pyle, author of Identification Guide to North American Birds

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File Size : 30286 KB
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print Length : 507 pages
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press (Jan. 24 2012)
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0691142114
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • ASIN : B006YGE3Z2
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 14 ratings
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great reference work
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5.0 out of 5 stars A recommander buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent electronic version of an excellent book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent superb and informative
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4.0 out of 5 stars Planning for Pelagic Trip
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