As New Paperback, first printing. Subsequent printings titled 'A Field Guide to the Birds of Russia and Adjacent Territories.'
The first field guide to birds of the USSR in English, a beautiful volume with 48 splendidly executed color plates, 71 line drawings, and 303 maps. A translation of an important and popular Soviet handbook, this work describes 728 species, nearly all of which are illustrated in color. It discusses a vast geographical area, including much of Europe, East and Central Asia, and India, describing a richness of avifauna and of habitat that includes steppe, desert, tundra, and subtropical forest.
Color plates. B & W illustrations and maps. Translated from Russian by Natalia Bourso-Leland.