Trogons

A Natural History of the Trogonidae
FORSHAW, J.M.:
Trogons
A Natural History of the Trogonidae
Artikelnr.
CH0000112
89,00 €
Inkl. 7% MwSt., zzgl. Versand
Bellaterra 2009, geb., Großformart 46 x 33 cm., 292 Seiten, 80 Tafeln. This is a definitive natural history of the spectacularly beautiful tropical birds known as the trogons, a family that includes the legendary Resplendent Quetzal, the sacred bird of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. A collaboration between renowned ornithologist Joseph Forshaw and eminent bird artist Albert Gilbert, Trogons combines science and art to create an unprecedented picture of a threatened bird family. Forshaw's text provides the most authoritative and comprehensive account of the trogons ever written, and Gilbert's stunning paintings are the first to accurately depict all spe-cies of trogons in their natural habitats and true colours. The book's detailed synthesis of current knowledge about the trogons is enriched by Forshaw's personal field observations in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Americas, while Gilbert's meticulous artwork is based on fieldwork in the same areas. With its large format, more than 40 full-colour plates, and state-of-the-art five-colour printing, this limited-edition book promises to become a classic and a collector's item. Despite their long association with human culture, trogons remain poorly known.
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Autor FORSHAW, J.M.:
Sprache Englisch