The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds
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Packed with photos, illustrations, and lively text that comfortably bridges the gap between a child's reference tool and a doctoral thesis. — Scott Kirkwood National Parks Magazine Complete, beautiful, accessible, and a bargain to boot—The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds is everything one might want in a reference book... It makes a point of distilling current field re-search into accessible articles written in an engaging style. — Teresa Scollon Foreword Magazine Written in a clear and entertaining manner. It is a good browse on the diversity of birds... The photographs are well worth the cost of the book. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in birds. — Robert B. Payne Wilson Journal of Ornithology Essential for the library of any birder... Since its scope is international, this book will be particularly valuable to the birder who travels to foreign corners of the world. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds is full of excellent color photography and illustrations and, the entry for each bird is complete with brief writings that distinguish the habits of that particular bird... The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds is well-worthy of its noble Princeton name and is an essential reference for the birder, and especially one who travels the globe in hopes of sighting new birds. — Chris Smith Englewood Review of Books The text is informative, the best aspect of this book is the abundance of illustrations. Unlike many bird references, it combines both photographs and paintings to take full advantage of each medium. DC Birding Blog The encyclopedia is a gem, one I have only begun to explore. — Judy S. Jottings Wing and a Song