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This beautifully illustrated book is a treasury of facts and information about the avian world. Aimed squarely at non-specialists, it will appeal to birders and non-birders alike. It is an ideal gift book for anyone with an interest in birds, at whatever level. Although it covers the whole world of birds, there is an emphasis on British and European birds.
The author is a retired lecturer in biology with several books and many papers to his credit.
'There are innumerable fascinating nuggets packed into this publication, all presented in very 21st century bite-sized chunks It all adds up to an inspiring overview of the world of birds.' BBC Wildlife (August 2007) 'A quite fascinating book and one that will appeal to birdwatchers, whatever their expertise.' Highland News (June 2007) 'This fascinating array of facts and figures from the avian kingdom covers everything you ever wanted to know about our feathered friends, all beautifully presented with a host of full-colour illustrations.' Good Book Guide (September 2007) 'A lighthearted look by Roger Lederer at the avian world described accurately by its subtitlre A Treasury of Facts and Trivia. If you enjoy Trivial Pursuit here's the avian equivalent Dip into any page and up pops a fabulous fact.' Bromley Times This beautifully presented book is loads of fun, and should entertain those with even the mildest interest in birds. Absolutely jam-packed with fascinating facts and avian trivia, Amazing Birds does exactly what it says on the tin cramming one eyebrow-raising nugget og information after another.' The Visitor (November 07)