Good hardcover with dust jacket. Minor bumped corners, light spotting to edge of text block, tear to rfep. Two experts and two artists have joined forces to offer both an authoritative review of the family Ardeidae, and a set of breathtakingly beautiful plates that should serve for a long time to come as definitive portraits of the exceptionally varied species that belong to it. 61 species are dealt with in some detail, including an account of distribution/migration/habitat, general appearance/identification, and feeding/breeding behavior. Maps. Color plates from paintings by Robert Gillmor and Peter Hayman make the book a work of art as well as an authoritative monograph. Their plates combine beauty with accuracy and often provide a visual hint of the birds' favored habitats. Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson.
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
Year of Publication: 1978
Page Count: 304