The Oxford Book Of Birds by Bruce Campbell hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Book Club Associates, 1974, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps;
From the cover: This book with its 96 coloured plates and accompanying text covers all the birds which have ever been recorded in Britain, up to 1971. Any bird which is seen at all regularly in any part of the British Isles is illustrated in full colour, together with several which are very rare. At the beginning of the book are notes on classification, and at the end arc sections on special points of interest such as Flight, Anatomy, Behaviour and Breeding, and Migration.
The arrangement is the generally accepted one according to order, family, and genus. In the plates the birds are shown in their natural setting of mountain and moorland, sea cliff, mud flats, hedgerows, meadows, etc. Consequently, each plate is in itself an attractive picture, as well as a valuable guide in identifying birds. Moreover, the artist has carefully shown the variations in plumage between males, females, and juveniles and at different seasons of the year. Important identification points are emphasised in the text, which also describes each birds general behaviour, habits, its song, its eggs and nest, and where and when it is most likely to be seen. With so full a coverage, this book deals with almost all birds likely to be seen in northern Europe as well as in Britain, and even with many American birds.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages slightly age-tanned at the margins.
Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine.
[XVI] 207 pages. Index. 9¾” x 7″.
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