- Hardcover: 1832 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; Abridged edition edition (6 Nov. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 019854099X
- ISBN-13: 978-0198540991
- Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 15.5 x 29.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 638,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- See Complete Table of Contents
The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Concise Edition Hardcover – Abridged, 6 Nov 1997
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"The most comprehensive review of current knowledge since H.F. Witherby's Handbook of British Birds was published in the early 1940's"" -- Times Higher Education Supplement, November 1994
About the Author
David Snow was formerly in charge of ornithology at the BM (HN) at Tring. C. M. Perrins is Professor at the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Department of Zoology, Oxford University.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Volume 1 - Non-Passerines
Volume 2 - Passerines
I'm very pleased with the books. Other books I already have are small paper-back pocket guide-type books of "Birds of Britain and Europe" that cost about 1/3 of the price of this 2 volume set. These are useful but the information in them is limited to the absolute basics of what the birds look like, sound like and where they can be found. Not enough to satisfy my curiosity. I wanted to know what they eat, where they nest, how many eggs they lay, what the survival rate of chicks is, how long they live, what their predators and diseases are and so on. The concise BWP answers some but not all of these questions and answers some questions I hadn't thought to ask. I'm very far from being an expert and these books are reference books so some of the terms are not in my active vocabulary. It's handy to have a dictionary within easy reach.
I was a bit disappointed about what seemed to me to be omissions, such as information on species longevity for example, which I thought wouldn't take up very much space. However, the books are packed with interesting data and they couldn't possibly fit everything into a concise edition. If they'd managed to get in all the information I wanted, it would have required more stars than Amazon allow.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Science & Nature > Biological Sciences > Animal Sciences > Birds
- Books > Science & Nature > Biological Sciences > Botany & Plant Sciences > Reference
- Books > Science & Nature > Nature > Reference
- Books > Science & Nature > Nature > Wild Animals > Birds
- Books > Science & Nature > Research & Development
- Books > Scientific, Technical & Medical > Biology > Animal Sciences
- Books > Sports, Hobbies & Games > Fishing, Birdwatching & Other Outdoor Pursuits > Birdwatching