Hardcover in As-New condition. Very Good dust jacket with faded spine. 1992. 686 pp. The first ever work to illustrate and cover in detail all the species of birds in the world. Volume 1 contains a comprehensive introduction to Class Aves (Birds) and covers the first 27 families. It includes 50 color plates depicting all species and distinctive subspecies, 14 anatomical color plates, 382 color photographs, 568 distribution maps, and more than 6,000 bibliographical references. Includes: Ostrich, Rheas, Cassowaries, Emu, Kiwis, Tinamous, Penguins, Divers, Grebes, Albatrosses, Petrels And Shearwaters, Storm-Petrels, Diving-Petrels, Tropicbirds, Pelicans, Gannets And Boobies, Cormorants, Darters, Frigatebirds, Herons, Hamerkop, Storks, Shoebill, Ibises And Spoonbills, Flamingos, Screamers, Ducks, Geese And Swans. Oversize.