Very good hardcover. A bit shaken, previous owner's name on ffep. Lightly faded dust jacket. A brief history of Missouri ornithology is followed by a synopsis of the physiographic and ecological attributes of the state. This section shows how the relief, climate, and natural communities of Missouri affect the distribution and status of birds in the state. The species accounts give a detailed assessment of the distribution and status of every species. This book couples an exhaustive literature review with much unpublished information to present a historical perspective, as well as an up-to-date assessment of each species recorded in the state.