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Species on the Edge of Survival
Species on the Edge of Survival
by IUCN Red List
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best in class, 9 May 2013
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Superb review of rare and endangered creatures and flora, from slime moulds to lemurs, well illustrated . This is the best book i have ever seen in fifty years of studying this area , subjects are in alphabetical order of latin names and feature colour illustrations and maps. several hundred entries and not everything is covered , suprise!
But coverage is fascinating mix of usual subjaects and things you've never heard of and, alas, will probably never see! Due to be a bedside book for years to come, a fact which is probably quite worrying!


Birds of New Zealand, Hawaii, Central and West Pacific (Collins Field Guide)
Birds of New Zealand, Hawaii, Central and West Pacific (Collins Field Guide)
by Ber van Perlo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars parson's egg, 21 April 2011
It's good to get a book covering such a wide but cohesive area , but there is a downside. The size of the book , although good for a pocket , means the illustration size and info are less than ideal . The author , creditably , accepts this , unfortunately some of the illustrations look far too light and lack a sense of weight . The larger the bird , the less likely the picture is up to standard . I don't know if the Nicobar Pigeon in the Pacific is different those on the continent , but the picture certainly differs from the ones i've seen . The lack of a conservation status other than "rare" is unfortunate ,it may be an attempt to keep the book current , but isn't helpfull . There are no illustrations of extinct speceis ,which would have been welcome in this hardhit area , especially as every birdwatcher secretly wants to rediscover a lost bird. So , two cheers and keep hold of your old guides for now.


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