1992. 384 pp. Hardcover in Near-Fine condition, minor bumped corners. Foreword by Magnus Magnusson. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was founded in 1889, and since that time it has established itself as Europe's leading wildlife conservation body. Written by RSPB experts, this book brings together that wealth of knowledge. It is a detailed guide to over 200 birds species regularly seen in Britain, a guide to more than 300 special sites to view birds, and an introduction to the remarkable lives of wild birds, the places where they live, how to see them and practical ways to help them. It is also very beautiful, with paintings by Britain's leading bird artists, and many colour photographs.