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Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide Hardcover – November 29, 2013
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[Review of previous edition] Owl enthusiasts will recognize Owls of the World as an important new reference work written by a world authority. Highly recommended. (Chris Siddle Wildlife Afield, Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife 2013-06-01)
[Review of previous edition] A masterfully comprehensive reference... No birder with an interest in owls should be without this volume in their birding library. (Melissa Mayntz About.com 2012-12-01)
[Review of previous edition] A must-have for serious birders... but it will repay the attention of anyone who wonders what makes owls tick. (Globe and Mail, Christmas 2012 Gift Book List 2012-12-08)
[Review of previous edition] Birders will find the collection of photographs, especially of the rare species, very useful! (Ian Paulsen The Guardian 2012-08-19)
[Review of previous edition] Stunning in detail and scope... an excellent resource. (Paul Nicholson London Free Press 2012-12-01)
[Review of previous edition] The incredible variety of owls is beautifully portrayed in this fascinating collection. (Debbie Caldwell North Shore News 2012-10-17)
[Review of previous edition] Expect to be riveted ... the pictures and maps make this a book that will be admired over and over. (Harriet Zaidman Winnipeg Free Press 2012-12-01)
[Review of previous edition] A native of Finland, the author is the world's best-known owl expert, having visited the birds in 128 countries over the past 40 years. Here he describes all of the world's 249 species of owls in copious detail with tips on identification, habitat, calls, and status and distribution. The text is enhanced by 750 color photographs from leading wildlife photographers. A spectacular book. (Brian E. Coutts and Cheryl LaGuardia Library Journal, Best Reference of 2012 2013-03-28)
[Review of previous edition] Descriptions include detailed range maps, tips for identification and related species, and a brief overview of the ecology of each species. The highlights of Owls of the World are the stunning photographs used to illustrate each species as well as the introductory section. The book will be a valued addition as a reference for bird enthusiasts and libraries. (John McCarty University of Nebraska Science Books and Film 2013-05-01)
[Review of previous edition] [An] important book. Recommended for most libraries -- good value and quality for the price. (Linda Scarth Booklist 2012-10-15)
About the Author
Heimo Mikkola is the world's best-known owl expert. Originally from Finland, he has traveled to 128 countries in the course of his 40-year research career in search of nocturnal birds.
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C моей точки зрения, данная книга должна быть у каждого, кто серьёзно интересуется совами. Тут есть всё: от строения черепа до описания голоса. Приправлено всё совершенно удивительными и шикарными фотографиями и иллюстрациями. В книге даётся подробная информация о 268 видах сов - это все или почти все известные виды!
Texts and maps are concise with good information. Could be useful maps would have added the political division for a greater understanding of the area, not to see the country borders a little difficult to know where species are distributed.
The photos in general are great, especially the most famous or distributed species; however rare species living in sparsely populated areas, especially the forests have pictures that are not the best or absent, but I'm an amateur wildlife photographer and I understand the difficulty of obtaining them at those sites.
In short, highly recommended a book for lovers of birds, especially if you have a preference for owls
The photography is superb and the descriptions of area where they have their habitat and their identification easy to understand.