1991. Hardcover in fine condition in like dust jacket. Blind stamp on half title page. 51 color plates of paintings by Major Henry JONES, b&w illustrations, maps. The bustards, hemipodes, and sandgrouse represent three taxonomically distinct and diverse families. The text includes comparative chapters on the taxonomy and phylogeny of the three bird groups, their zoogeographic patterns, social behavior, breeding biology, and status (in cases of rare or endangered species).