Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Calif Legacy
Количество страниц: 320
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An abridged version of a birders beloved classic An essential volume for any bird lover, this selection of the writings of William Leon Dawson will delight even the most casual of birders with its apt and informed yet splendidly exuberant descriptions of marauding magpies, saucy blackbirds, hurtling swifts, and others. Dawson s four-volume The Birds of California was an extremely popular guide to the 580 species and subspecies of birds found in the state, and the original 1923 edition is today a rare and expensive find. With the publication of Dawson s Avian Kingdom, this thoroughly engaging writer s vignettes on the birds of the Golden State are again accessible to a larger audience. Dawson was a celebrated ornithologist and oologist, and his labor of love was informed by a decade of patient observation and a near-encyclopedic knowledge of California birdlife. His gift to readers is his extraordinary ability to open our senses, even today, to this element of the natural wealth of...