What could be more delightful than to colour in the amazing plumage of true-to-life birds of paradise? This beautiful book contains illustrations of 39 different birds of paradise, drawn by Andrew Leach, from the work of Dr. Edwin Scholes and photojournalist Tim Laman from a Cornell Lab of Ornithology expedition. The photographs are also included as a wonderful bonus and to show the dazzling colours of these remarkable birds. There have been more than 12 million views of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's introductory video to the birds of paradise project on YouTube alone.
Dr. Edwin Scholes is a scientist, author, and explorer at the Cornell Lab. He has studied the birds of paradise for more than a decade, is a leading authority on their behavior and evolution, and heads up the Birds-of-Paradise Project at the Cornell Lab.
Dr. Tim Laman is a field biologist and world-renowned wildlife photojournalist. Tim holds his PhD in Biology from Harvard University and is an associate at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. Tim is a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine.
Dr. Andrew Leach is a science illustrator, landscape architect, and artist. Andrew holds a certificate in scientific illustration from the University of California, as well as degrees in landscape architecture and fine art. Andrew is a featured science illustrator for the Cornell Lab's Bird Academy website.