- ハードカバー: 528ページ
- 出版社: Firefly Books Ltd; 2版 (2013/11/29)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 1770852743
- ISBN-13: 978-1770852747
- 発売日： 2013/11/29
- 商品の寸法: 17.1 x 3.7 x 24.1 cm
- カスタマーレビュー: 評価の数 88
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: 洋書 - 278,471位 (洋書の売れ筋ランキングを見る)
Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide (英語) ハードカバー – 2013/11/29
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[Review of previous edition] [An] important book. Recommended for most libraries -- good value and quality for the price.-- (10/15/2012)
[Review of previous edition] A masterfully comprehensive reference... No birder with an interest in owls should be without this volume in their birding library.-- (12/01/2012)
[Review of previous edition] A must-have for serious birders... but it will repay the attention of anyone who wonders what makes owls tick.-- (12/08/2012)
[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.-- (03/28/2013)
[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.-- (05/01/2013)
[Review of previous edition] Expect to be riveted ... the pictures and maps make this a book that will be admired over and over.-- (12/01/2012)
[Review of previous edition] One of the most comprehensive and beautifully photographed guides about owls I have ever seen.... Heimo Mikkola has obviously done extensive research to put together such a complete reference work of birds belonging to the order Strigiformes.... Don't be put off by its size. I believe this book can be of interest to both hardcore owl enthusiasts and to those who just want to look at beautiful pictures. More than enough information is included to satisfy a person's deep curiosity. And it works equally well for the person who wants to randomly dip into its pages, enjoying a more serendipitous journey through the world of snowy, screech, spotted, pygmy and horned owls. So, two hoots up for this excellent book!-- (12/30/2012)
[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.-- (06/01/2013)
[Review of previous edition] Stunning in detail and scope... an excellent resource.-- (12/01/2012)
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.
and beautifully illustrated. If sadly one can afford to have only a single book on owls this would definitely be the best choice in my opinion.
I was surprised at the beginning section which talks about what makes an owl and their nature, including information about their calls, ears, flight, bill and claws, and then he discusses habitat, behaviour, moulting, food etc. There is a short section on the history of humans and owls and mention of extinct owl species and conservation. It is fascinating general information as an overview and runs for 75 pages before he even discusses specific species.
It is a very, very heavy book in weight, and you feel like you're reading something substantial in content as well.