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Finding Birds Around the World Hardcover – 1 Dec 1981
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Good for it's time, but no longer relevant?
on 29 December 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
I'd like to provide a more objective review than another review here that, to me, is a bunch of babbling gibberish. First, this book was printed in 1981. Is a book like this still relevant in an age when most planning for a birding trip (especially an international one) is done online and/or with country- or state-specific bird-finding guides? Not really, and that's why I give it 3 stars. But let's look at what is actually in the book. First, a short foreword by Roger Tory Peterson; that's never a bad thing. The body of the book includes concise but informative (albeit dated) descriptions of 111 good birding destinations on almost every continent. Each of the descriptions includes a map and ends with a bird checklist. The book concludes with a taxonomic index (now out of date) and an alpha index. This is a well-done book that contains the information you'd expect in a modern-day bird-finding guide. It's flaws as I see them are (1) it's old, considering that the shelf-life of bird-finding guides is remarkably short, and (2) in trying to summarize so many locations in such a cursory manner, it's not a thorough reference for any one particular location or region - much more additional research would be required to visit any of these sites.
on 17 April 2004 - Published on Amazon.com
this book doesn't have any information in it that i needed because it just said what kinds of birds there are in the world. S-T-U-P-I-D!!! if you ask me , they didn't even let me take it back and get my money back so to the garbage it goes.... so please do not buy this waste-of-money book that is worthless OK so i am just trying to help. it is horrible it didn't have any information.....it should only get 0 stars they don't even say zero here because they think their book is so raw, but it isn't