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Relaunched fifth edition of the classic guide, which describes and illustrates 548 species, plus 171 accidentals. It gives prominence to key identification features, so is ideal for beginners, but also provides detailed coverage, for example on how to identify birds in flight.
`The best field guide for use in Europe' British Birds
`For clarity and speed, it has not been bettered' Irish Times
Roger Tory Peterson lived in the USA until his death in 1999 and is widely recognised as the inventor of the modern field guide. Naturalist, artist, educator, photographer, he was active in numerous fields. Above all, he is recognised for as one of the most important individuals in the 20th century to kindle in the public a widespread interest and concern for the natural world.
Reviews of the previous editions: 'Easily the most authoritative and best illustrated pocket bird book ever published' Daily Express 'An indispensable aid to anyone travelling in Britain and Europe who is interested in brids' Country Life 'An authoritative, pocketable, generously illustrated, simply written book. They have done their work excellently' The Times 'Comprehensive and reliable. Very full, accurate texts. Good, clear illustrations, with the familiar, useful pointer system to draw attention to important features. The best field guide for use in Europe.' British Birds 'For clarity and speed, it has not been bettered' Irish Times