Birds of Europe Paperback – 31 Aug 2005
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Lars Jonsson is a globally renowned and respected ornithologist, with numerous identification papers and several books to his credit. He is best known as the leading bird illustrator of our time.
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First, the positives. Lars Jonsson is an excellent artist, working in what I suppose could be called the Classical Realist tradition. His illustrations are quite simply great, and almost make the birds come to life. Often, he places the birds in their natural environment, and paints them as they really look like in the field, pre-occupied with wading, perching, eating, or whatever it is birds do. I'm particularly impressed by his ducks, shorebirds, owls, nightjars, thrushes and finches! This makes the book worth the money, for both bird-lovers and art-lovers, and indeed book-lovers.
But is "Birds of Europe" really a good field guide? Several other reviewers have expressed a large amount of scepticism on this point. I'm not a bird-watcher myself (my idea of bird-watching is strolling down to some local duck pond to watch the Canadian geese LOL), but I tend to agree.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this book when I was 10 years old. It is battered, chewed and worn.
I have never had any issues with it. Layout is clear and images amazing. Read more
This book was first published in 1992, and it held the title of 'Top Birders Field Guide' until the Collins Bird Guide was published in 1999. Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 2010 by Birdnut