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Guide to Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal [Hardcover]

Richard Grimmett


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  • Hardcover: 888 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (9 Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691006873
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691006871
  • Product Dimensions: 24.7 x 17.6 x 5.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,488,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wonderfully illustrated . . . generous text, adequate maps, and is simply the one book you cannot do without in India. -- Stephen Mills, Times Literary Supplement

Wonderfully illustrated . . . generous text, adequate maps, and is simply the one book you cannot do without in India. -- Stephen Mills, Times Literary Supplement

Synopsis

A comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide to birds of the Indian subcontinent. The first 300 pages is comprised of facing pages of color illustrations and short articles of the several birds shown, with page references to the fuller articles further in the volume. Those in turn include dis

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and excellent, but not a field guide 5 Nov 1999
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Ali and Ripley's masterwork cannot be touched in terms of the completeness of individual descriptions, but this volume is amazing in that it draws together all the subcontinent's spp. into one book. Even so, the tome is too heavy to carry to the field. The taxonomy is updated, as is the species list. The colour illustrations are of a very high quality; my quibble is that the individual species are too small to be very useful. The maps are miniscule and that limits their utility; the use of two colours would have helped under the circumstances. Otherwise, this book is a long-awaited treasure.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best guide for the birds of the Indian Subcontinent. 13 Jun 1999
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Simply the best available guide to the birds of the Indian Subcontinent. Subcontinental birders have long awaited a comphrehensive guide to the birds of this region.
No other guide comes close in quality of drawings, text and range maps. Though too large and heavy to be called a field guide. It is still brought on trips to be reviewed after a day in the field.
We eagerly await the publication of this book as a true 'field guide'- that will be useable in the field.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best available book on birds of Indian subcontinent. 27 Jan 1999
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Format:Hardcover
This is the best one-volume book on the market at this time. It has very good illustrations and good species accounts that include excellent range maps. It is the only book of one volume that covers all the birds of the Indian subcontinent with this quality of illustration. The range maps are very good and there is an adequate amount of information about each bird. It's too heavy to take into the field on your trip to India, but it is an excellent reference.
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