Let me put it this way - if you have this book you don't even need to look at any other. Volume 1 comes alive with some of the best illustrations of any book around. Every plate has been compiled with utmost care, all of them are in proper colour (except some in-flight views of storks, hornbills etc. which are in black & white). The descriptions are short but sufficient for experienced birders(could be problematic for ameteurs). Even hypothetical species have been given plates. However, trying to keep it light and portable, sometimes one too many species has been crammed into a single plate.
Volume 2 is the real asset. Extremely detailed with all information that can come handy in the field. The sonograms take some time to get used to, not easy to 'read'. It's not easy to create such a useful, original book in the age of the internet where all information about a species is just a few keystrokes away. Rasmussen & Anderton have managed to bring forth an indispensible treasure. For the really serious ornithologists, the exhaustive reference section will be a pleasure to dig into. Even the appendices are well-researched and well-written.
If you can spend the money, go ahead and enjoy the best book on avifauna of the subcontinent.
- ペーパーバック: 1072ページ
- 出版社: Lynx Edicions; 2版 (2012/8/1)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 849655385X
- ISBN-13: 978-8496553859
- 発売日： 2012/8/1
- 商品の寸法: 15.2 x 5.7 x 21.6 cm
- カスタマーレビュー: 評価の数 5
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