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Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW): A 16-Volume manual of all the birds of the world

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Handbook of the Birds of the World (16-Volume Set + Special Volume)

By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor)

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Parent series of: HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World

HBW is the most remarkable publishing project on birds ever conceived and executed, It is the first work ever to illustrate all the species of birds in the world, in addition to providing access to all the essential information about each one of them. In fact, it will be the first work ever to deal with each member of an entire Class of the Animal Kingdom. HBW volume 1 was published in 1992, and the 16th and final volume was published at the end of 2011. This is, however, not the end of the HBW project. In the 20 years that have past since this project started some new species have been discovered. A Special Volume covers and illustrates all these species, 57 in total with texts, plates and distribution maps in typical HBW format and was published mid-2013.

Complementing the series, Lynx will publish a checklist in association with BirdLife: HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. It will include the original artwork of the HBW series and essential information in two volumes. Each volume will have the same size of a HBW Volume. Volume 1 covers the non-passerines, and volume 2 covers the passerines.

Lastly, Lynx has announced continuation of this project online.

NHBS has been involved with the HBW project from the beginning, and we hold all volumes of HBW in stock.

More information on HBW from the Lynx website:

An international project
The first volume was greeted with great enthusiasm by the ornithological world and received excellent reviews in almost all of the world's specialized journals. The prestige gained permitted the incorporation of renowned experts from all over the world as authors. These experts are specialists in the families they write about and have helped HBW to become a truly international project, a feature which has been highlighted in many of the excellent reviews which have also been written on the subsequent volumes. A large number of them designate this series as an indispensable standard reference work.

Production
The production of complex volumes, compiling an enormous amount of information and a large number of original illustrations, requires time. Thus, series with several volumes generally have quite lengthy publication schedules. Nevertheless, we at Lynx believe that, for a series to be of greater use, it is important that the gap between the publication of each volume be kept as short as possible. The only way to achieve this is to work on several volumes simultaneously. Volume 2 of HBW appeared practically two years after the first one. With the publication of the following volumes we reached our target of publishing one volume every 18 months. Since volume 7 we have managed to reduce the interval between volumes even further to the point where we are now producing a new volume every year. Thus, we believe that HBW is the quickest means of obtaining thorough and fully illustrated information on absolutely every one of the families in the Class Aves (no matter how small), at an unbeatable price.

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Forthcoming volumes in this series will be added to this page as soon as we become aware of them.

Please contact customer.services@nhbs.com about setting up a standing order, or if you would like to be notified when we add new volumes.


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Handbook of the Birds of the World (16-Volume Set + Special Volume)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (16-Volume Set + Special Volume)

World / ChecklistFlora / FaunaSPECIAL OFFER

By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), Jordi Sargatal (Editor), David A Christie (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Jun 2013 | #205218
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £2,650.00 £2,835.00 (Save £185.00) $3374/€3162 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Special Volume

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Special Volume

New Species and Global Index
World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), Jordi Sargatal (Editor), David A Christie (Editor), BirdLife International (Foreword By)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Jun 2013 | #193966 | ISBN-13: 9788496553880
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £115.00 $146/€137 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 16 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 2011 | #134328 | ISBN-13: 9788496553781
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 15: Weavers to New World Warblers

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 15: Weavers to New World Warblers

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 15 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Oct 2010 | #134327 | ISBN-13: 9788496553682
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 14: Bush-Shrikes to Old World Sparrows

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 14: Bush-Shrikes to Old World Sparrows

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 14 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Oct 2009 | #134326 | ISBN-13: 9788496553507
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 13: Penduline Tits to Shrikes

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 13: Penduline Tits to Shrikes

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 13 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor), Ian Newton (Foreword By)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Oct 2008 | #134325 | ISBN-13: 9788496553453
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 12 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor), Kevin J Caley (Foreword By)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #38603 | ISBN-13: 9788496553422
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers

World / ChecklistFlora / FaunaOut of Print

Volume: 11 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor), Paul R Ehrlich (Preface By), Çağan H Şekercioğlu (Foreword By)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #38602 | ISBN: 849655306X
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 10: Cuckoo-Shrikes to Thrushes

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 10: Cuckoo-Shrikes to Thrushes

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 10 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #17565 | ISBN: 8487334725
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 9 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #17564 | ISBN: 8487334695
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 8 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor), Norman Arlott (Illustrator), Hilary Burn (Illustrator), Ian Lewington (Illustrator), H Douglas Pratt (Illustrator), Chris Rose (Illustrator), Ian Willis (Illustrator), Tim Worfolk (Illustrator)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #17563 | ISBN: 8487334504
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 7 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), Jordi Sargatal (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #17562 | ISBN: 8487334377
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 6 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), Jordi Sargatal (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #17561 | ISBN: 848733430X
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 5: Barn Owls to Hummingbirds

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 5: Barn Owls to Hummingbirds

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 5 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), Jordi Sargatal (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 1999 [2002 reprint] | #17559 | ISBN: 8487334253
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 4 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), Jordi Sargatal (Editor), Richard Allen (Illustrator), Norman Arlott (Illustrator), Hilary Burn (Illustrator), Clive Byers (Illustrator), John Cox (Illustrator), Martin Elliott (Illustrator), Mark F Hulme (Illustrator), Àngels Jutglar (Illustrator), Francesc Jutglar (Illustrator), Ian Lewington (Illustrator), Chris Rose (Illustrator), Lluís Sanz (Illustrator), Etel Vilaró (Illustrator), Lyn Wells (Illustrator), Jan Wilczur (Illustrator), Ian Willis (Illustrator), Martin Woodcock (Illustrator), Tim Worfolk (Illustrator)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 1997 [2001 reprint] | #17558 | ISBN: 8487334229
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 3 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), Jordi Sargatal (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 1996 [2003 reprint] | #17557 | ISBN: 8487334202
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NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 2 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), Jordi Sargatal (Editor), Àngels Jutglar (Illustrator), Francesc Jutglar (Illustrator), Lluís Sanz (Illustrator), Norman Arlott (Illustrator), Ian Lewington (Illustrator), Ian Willis (Illustrator), Andrew Harris (Illustrator), Hilary Burn (Illustrator), Etel Vilaró (Illustrator), A Lombarte (Illustrator)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 1994 [2002 reprint] | #17556 | ISBN: 8487334156
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks

World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 1 By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), Jordi Sargatal (Editor)

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Dec 1992 [2001 reprint] | #17555 | ISBN: 8487334091
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £170.00 $216/€203 approx