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Owls of the World Hardcover – June, 1998
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From Library Journal
Owls are an unusually homogenous order of birds; almost anyone can recognize an owl by sight or sound (though correct identification of the species can challenge even skilled birders). Worldwide in range (except Antarctica), owls are mostly forest birds, and deforestation threatens many species besides the well-publicized spotted owl. All 151 living species are described in Hume's well-written and not overly technical text and depicted in Boyer's fine (often, in fact, outstanding) paintings. There is little new information here that is not found in two other recent popular works on owls: Owls of the World , edited by J.A. Burton (Tanager, 1984, o.p., but a new edition is due in 1992) and John Sparks's Owls (Facts on File, 1989). Paul Johnsgard's North American Owls ( LJ 12/88) is the basic reference for the United States and Canada. An optional purchase.
- Paul B. Cors, Univ. of Wyoming Lib., Laramie
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
bird artists in the world, and all species known to occur through 1991 are depicted
in superb color plates. Rob Hume's text is clear and concise, not overly technical.
If you love owls you will love this book.
It was to be a June birthday gift for my grandson. Now I can ony hope I can find another copy for sale in time to give as a gift.