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Seabirds of the World: A Photographic Guide (Helm Field Guides) Paperback – 1 Jan 1988

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd; 1st Edition edition (1 Jan 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747014019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747014010
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 759,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is an essential guide for anyone seeking to identify seabirds anywhere on the world's oceans and seas. Most highly recommended."--Wildlife Activist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vireo27 on 15 Feb 2001
Format: Paperback
A must for all seabird watchers, and ideal for taking into the field.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
One of the most complete guides of seabirds 18 Aug 1999
By Angel Lee - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most complete guides to identifying seabirds. This book makes it easy to identify each species by providing photos, descriptions, illustrations & a helpful index of English names.
Two to four photographs of each bird are located in the front. English & scientific names are given below along with the page the text is on. The age of the bird & month the photo was taken are also noted.
Next, a text description is given for each seabird. This includes height, weight, traits in age group & their habits. Distribution is both described & shown on a map.
Each of the six seabird orders is described pointing out their different characteristics. There is also a detailed drawing of the topography of a seabird. Another large illustrated section points out the distinct features of some of the birds.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book. 18 Jan 2007
By R. Konig - Published on
Format: Paperback
The is full of detailed colour photos and the text is informative and concise. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anybody interested in seabirds.
The guide itself is great for what it is and being from 1987 18 Aug 2014
By David Tafoya - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The guide itself is great for what it is and being from 1987. My problem is the fact that the author published the same exact book, with slightly different titles, under two different publishers. The description for this item says 1996, but beware it is just a reprint of the same book as Peter Harrison's 'A Field Guide to Seabirds of the World' 1987.
Don't Go To Sea Without It 9 Jun 2014
By Forrest Jackson - Published on
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As a mariner who travels every ocean of the world, I see a lot of sea life... after hunting high and low for a comprehensive identification guide, Seabirds Of The World was my choice- and man! Am I glad to have this book! Sometimes the visible difference between a booby and a gannet, as seen through binoculars from the bridge, can be the telltale color of the feet... or the cormorant I am trying to identify can only be puzzled out by its range (helpful maps in the book)... all of which, and more, are in this book

I keep it in my sea bags and I don't leave port without it.
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