SIBLEY'S RAPTORS OF NORTH AMERICA
Author: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: INDEPENDANT PUBLISHERS GROUP, Oct 2010
The meticulous paintings of an acclaimed artist & distinguished naturalist are represented in this exceptional collection of raptors. Detailed illus of all 32 species of raptors. 143 color illus; 24x36 inches.
The majestic raptors of North America are artfully displayed in this premium wall poster. Illustrated by the world?s premiere bird artist, this work features illustrations of 32 species of raptors, including the black vulture, the snail kite, the ferruginous hawk, the American kestrel, and the peregrine falcon. Juveniles, adults, and regional populations of each species are shown in relative scale, both perched and in flight?to give the viewer an impression of the differences in sizes. This splendid piece of artwork makes an ideal gift for both birdwatchers interested in identifying raptors and casual observers alike.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Once in a great while, a natural history book changes the way people look at the world. In 1838, John James Audubon?s Birds of America was one . . . in 1934, Roger Tory Peterson produced Field Guide to the Birds . . . now comes The Sibley Guide to Birds.? ?New York Times
"This wonderful book is comprehensive?erudite?in fact, magnificent, a powerful book that will start a new generation of bird books and birding. It provides triple the educational content over any predecessor. The treatments are innovative and superb." ?Frank Gill, director of science, National Audubon Society
"Call the Sibley Guide an ecological testament to the majesty of birds in all their variations. I can hardly wait to take this book in hand and go birding with new eyes." ?Terry Tempest Williams
"A wonderful companion volume to David Sibley?s superb bird books, with the same beautifully precise species illustrations and concise, clear descriptions and range maps?altogether an invaluable contribution to our nature literature." ?Peter Matthiessen, author, on The Sibley Guide to Trees
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Allen Sibley has been watching and drawing birds since 1969 and has traveled throughout North America studying the natural world, both on his own and as a leader of bird-watching tours. He is the author of The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior, The Sibley Guide to Birds, Sibley?s Birding Basics, and The Sibley Guide to Trees. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.