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"No group of birds in the world is more beautiful and more intriguing to science than the birds of paradise. Surprisingly, no book showing them displaying in the wild has been done before. But to gain such perspectives and develop such a wonderful collection of pictures has taken years. The result is truly breathtaking."
--Sir David Attenborough, filmmaker and creator of Life on Earth
"You’ll initially find it hard to believe that these pictures are real—but they are. These are the most beautiful photographs of the world’s most beautiful birds. The birds’ behavior, richly described in the text, is as remarkable as their appearance. This is a book like no other book."
--Jared Diamond, ornithologist and author of Guns, Germs, and Steel
“The resulting extremes of color, form and behavior are beautifully documented in Schole's new book, co-authored with photographer Tim Laman.” –Sciencefriday.com
“The exhibit “Birds of Paradise” at the National Geographic museum in Washington, along with a book by Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes, offers research, photographs and video of the 39 species of the bird…” –The Wall Street Journal
This is an absolutely gorgeous book! Almost all photos are actually beautiful photographs. Many full size richly colored photos. Large book made with heavy stock quality paper. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I found out about this book when visiting a museum where an exhibit about birds of paradise was displayed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Precious
Simply one of the most beautiful books done on a bird subject. And the stories about the making of this amazing are incredible all on their own. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Improv bass 4
Loved it!! The full page close ups of the birds are incredible!!Published 8 months ago by Linda Eakins
Our photographer nephew was very pleased to receive this as a holiday gift. It is indeed beautiful.Published 8 months ago by Bernice Eubank
Amazing photographs. I gifted this book to my sister who studied zoology and absolutely loved how the book covers the intimate lives of these incredible birds. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Srivats Ram
What a wonderful book on these fascinating birds! The video produced by the same authors along side with this book is a good adjunct, but the book provides more in depth in... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kitty kat