=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
Near fine hardcover in dust jacket. Spotting to edges of text block. 48 color plates, 71 line drawings, and 303 maps. Describes 728 species, nearly all of which are illustrated in color. Covers a vast geographical area, including much of Europe, East and Central Asia, and India. Habitats include steppe, desert, tundra, and subtropical forest. Translated from Russian by Natalia Bourso-Leland.