Mark Avery has assembled a beautiful storehouse of information in Remarkable Birds. Included are over 200 exquisite and highly detailed illustrations of birds in their natural habitats. The book divides its subject matter into eight diverse categories of birds, making it a useful reference volume. It discusses birds as common as the domestic pigeon and as exotic as the Hoopoe.
Moreover, the visual appeal of the book will entice even the casual reader into pages of quality reading material that detail the place of birds in literature, art, and history.
An added bonus is the list of internet sources and books for further reading found at the back of the book. The list is arranged in the same eight categories as the book. Readers will appreciate Dr. Avery‘s guidance in choosing appropriate additional reading material because of his experience and vast knowledge, including serving for over a decade as Conservation Director of Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
It is easy to imagine this book as a perfect gift for any birdwatcher, whether they be amateur or pro.
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