Birds of Sea and Fresh Water by Karel Stastny lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Hamlyn, 1985, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings;
From the cover: Countless birds have their home and feed by or from fresh, brackish or salt water. It is the only common characteristic of this diverse group which ranges from herons and kingfishers who live by rivers to the gulls and auks of the open sea. Also included are aquatic birds like waders who search for food along the seashore, and wildfowl geese, ducks, swans who inhabit marshland and inland waters.
The Hamlyn Colour Guide to Birds of Sea and Fresh Water is a superbly illustrated guide to the most common British and European aquatic birds, enabling readers to identify the birds in the adult and juvenile form, as well as illustrating where appropriate, egg coloration and size, mating rituals and the bird in flight. There are interesting chapters on how man has played his part in the lives of the birds, by either destroying or endangering species, or by saving them from extinction. With this in mind, the need for conservation and protection is firmly stressed.
In the Hamlyn Colour Guides series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Front flap creased. Text complete, clean and tight.
Brown boards with Blue titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. 8½” x 6″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Ornithology category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!