- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press (August 20, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691128278
- ISBN-13: 978-0691128276
- Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,402,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Birds of the World: Recommended English Names Paperback – August 20, 2006
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who bought this item also bought
"A very valuable resource."--Ted Floyd, editor, Birding Magazine
"A 272-page compendium 16 years in the making that standardizes the English name of every bird species in existence--10,068, give or take. . . . Deciding among the names was a Solomonlike endeavor. Gill and Wright weighed tradition, history, culture, and biology as they culled the lists, awaiting input from a worldwide committee of more than two dozen."--Sandy Bauers, Philadelphia Inquirer
"An international bird lister's dream come true!"--Robert E. Hoopes, Wildlife Activist
"This book represents a major advance in naming the birds of the world. . . . Certainly every ornithologist and advanced birder should purchase this book, seriously consider its recommendations, and have it readily available in his or her reference library."--International Hawkwatcher
From the Back Cover
"This book will prove useful to English-speaking birdwatchers around the world and to ornithologists writing in English for an international audience."--David Wilcove, Princeton University
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
One of the best things about this book is that it comes with a CD with an Excel spreadsheet containing all of the birds in the book. My "life list" currently consists of little notes written in a bunch of field guides (all written in various languages, depending on where in the world I was). I plan to use this spreadsheet to consolidate and organize all of the data I've collected so far about the birds I have seen around the world, and I find it helpful to have consistent English names for the birds (rather than the local names in the field guides).