1989. 258 pp. Hardcover in very good condition with dust jacket. Minor bumped corners. The bulk of the book comprises chapters on the family's characteristics, classification, distribution, ecology, behavior, breeding biology and population status, as well as a short account of each species. This stunning and authoritative book provides an important source of identification as well as reference to the biology and ecology of the 74 species of swallows and martins throughout the world.