'This book would get the thumbs up even if there ws an alternative available' Birdwatching
Author: John Ramsay MacKinnon,John MacKinnon,Karen Phillipps,Fen-qi He
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004
Author: Richard Anthony Fuller
This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's 170 species of robins and chats. This large family of small passerines was formerly considered to be part of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now usually treated as a separate family, Muscicapidae, together with the Old World flycatchers. The vast majority of species are Eurasian or African, with only a handful of species straying into the New World or Australasia. The Australian Robins, although superficially similar, have long been regarded as a separate family. Robins and chats are a diverse family comprising both highly colourful and visible species, such as the robin-chats of Africa, as well as some of the most skulking and elusive birds, such as the shortwings of Asia. Many chats, such as the well-known Nightingale, are renowned songsters, and a good number are highly sought-after by world listers for their extreme rarity or simply because they are hard to see. This book discusses the identification and habits of these birds on a species-by-species basis, bringing together the very latest research with accurate range maps, more than 600 stunning colour photographs that illustrate age and racial plumage differences, and 64 superb colour plates by the internationally renowned artist, Chris Rose. This authoritative and sumptuous book will be an essential purchase for all chat enthusiasts, and will become the standard reference on the subject for many years to come.
Author: Peter Clement
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology
The insect-eating sunbirds of the Old World are amongst the most glamorous of all bird families. This guide provides a comprehensive resource on the sunbirds and their allies, with 48 colour plates portraying all major plumage variations and many species depicted on typical food plants.
A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderhunters and Sugarbirds of the World
Author: Clive F. Mann,Robert A. Cheke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This beautiful guide depicts over 600 species in almost 700 color photographs, offering detailed descriptions of each bird's voice and habits. Many of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the rarest species.
Author: Morten Strange
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: John David Digues de La Touche
Author: Geoffrey Alton Craig Herklots
Author: Kaiser Kuo
Publisher: True Run Media
Category: Beijing (China)
This fully updated edition of the award-winning A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia includes more than 20 new species for the region which are recent discoveries, taxonomic 'splits' or have been recorded there for the first time. There are many new artworks and this edition has 16 more colour plates than the original, meaning fewer species per plate and therefore larger images of each species. The text has also been meticulously updated to take in the latest information on each species. The vast diversity of South-East Asian birdlife attracts increasing numbers of birdwatchers each year. This comprehensive field guide to the region covers all of the 1,300 species recorded there and each has been fully illustrated. Covering Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, this unique and indispensable guide covers in detail the identification, voice, breeding, status, habitat and distribution of all the species and distinctive subspecies of the region.
Author: Craig Robson
Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)
Author: Arthur de Carle Sowerby,John Calvin Ferguson
Journal of the Oriental Bird Club
With this volume, Roderich Ptak tries to build bridges between China's South and the overseas world, between the real and the imagined, and philological and other dimensions. The book comprises six studies (based on different lectures ) which deal with animals in traditional Chinese texts from pre-Han times to the Qing period. The animals mentioned can be related to trade, daily life, literature, etc. with a regional focus on South China and the maritime world. The birds and beasts are instrumentalized for various purposes and in various ways occasionally appearing as exotic creatures, but their zoological identification remains difficult. The first paper comments on animal terms in the Confucian Classics; among other things it addresses the issue of "literary" versus "real" species. The following three contributions look at late medieval and early modern themes: methodological questions surrounding the maritime trade in animals; references to camels in ethnographic and other accounts carrying data on Africa and the Near East; and the shipment of horses from Hainan to the Chinese mainland. The fifth essay investigates the bird names listed in "Aomen jilue," a Qing gazetteer on Macau. Some of the descriptions associated with these birds go back to Jesuit records. Jesuit works including the famous Ricci map form the theme of the last study which discusses how animals were presented in these sources.
Lectures Related to South China and the Overseas World
Author: Roderich Ptak
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
Covering Burma, Malaya, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Hong Kong
Author: Ben F. King,Edward C. Dickinson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
This 1901 volume contains two of ornithologist and traveller Seebohm's works, Siberia in Europe (1880) and Siberia in Asia (1882).
A Record of a Naturalist's Visits to the Valleys of the Petchora and Yenesei
Author: Henry Seebohm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Tuttle is proud to present the very first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Borneo. Included are the birds of Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Indochina, as well as those found in South China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This book covers 668 species and contains more than 700 colour photographs. There is a distribution map for each species. Many of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the most important species. The concise text provides vital information that will ensure accurate identification of species in one of the world's most diverse avifauna regions. Indispensable reading for all bird lovers.
Including Southeast Asia & the Philippines
Author: Morten Strange
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
There is currently widespread interest in the Chinese economy, due to its huge and rapid growth, and the consequent impact on world business and the world economy. At the same time, there are concerns about China's political system, China's human rights record and the degree to which reform - the development of 'socialism with Chinese characteristics' - represent real liberalization. Providing an overview of earlier events in order to set the context in which economic and political development have taken place, the book traces economic and political growth in China from the early 1990s to the present. Covering Hong Kong, Macao, Tibet and Taiwan, the book discusses China's relations, including international trade with its neighbours and with the international community more widely. Other key topics covered include the growth of the market, the reform of state owned enterprises, human rights and SARS.
Author: Ian Jeffries
Category: Business & Economics