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The World's Rarest Birds (WILDGuides) Hardcover – 22 Mar 2013

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (22 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691155968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691155968
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3.8 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 544,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fourth Place for the 2013 BB/BTO Best Bird Book of the Year, British Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology

One of Library Journal's Best Sci-Tech Books for 2013

"It is a sobering thought that, without heroic conservation efforts, many of these birds may soon exist only on the pages of books like this."--Natural History

"Dense, richly informative. . . . Offers a showcase of struggling birds globally--but each shot through a lens that celebrates their diversity, vibrance, elegance, and enthusiastic displays."--Audubon Magazine

"A must have for those with an interest in bird conservation."--Ian Paulsen, Birdbooker Report

"A coffee table treasure or a rainy day home birding experience. I highly recommend The World's Rarest Birds as a valuable addition to the libraries of conservationists and birders alike."--Brad Sylvester, Examiner.com, Birdwatching

"The book is educational, promotes conservation, looks nice, but at the same time is a reference source for those rare birds. . . . The World's Rarest Birds is like that stuff you put in your gas tank to add oomph to your engine, but with birdbooks. A regional library of references will suddenly have high octane information on some of the least known species."--Greg Laden, Science Blogs

"The content makes for disturbing reading, packed as it is with evidence and insight into how man is slowly but surely eliminating many of Planet Earth's 10,000 bird species. . . . As the publishers quite rightly say with their accompanying literature, 'this is a book that we all wish wasn't necessary' (my emphasis). This is a sentiment that will resonate to most reading this blog but the book needs to find a wider audience rather than simply reach the already converted. The World's Rarest Birds deserves that wider audience and I sincerely hope it reaches them; otherwise we may need to produce another and more desperate volume in a short number of years. Let's hope not. This is a great book, and I have a suggestion. Buy two and send one copy to your elected representative at the highest level possible."--Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog

"Absolutely fascinating from start to finish. . . . A must have for all bird lovers!"--Rob Ripma, Nutty Birder

"This fine book is simultaneously fascinating and saddening."--Herb Wilson, Portland Press Herald

"Gorgeous. . . . The details and facts listed are astounding."--Dave Lewis, Birds from Behind blog

About the Author

Erik Hirschfeld works in air traffic control management and is a freelance writer, guide, and consultant in ornithology. Andy Swash is managing director of WILDGuides and a professional wildlife photographer, naturalist, author, and guide. Robert Still is an ecologist, widely traveled naturalist, and graphic artist who designs books that encourage people to take a greater interest in the natural world.


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