Monday, December 12, 2011
1) Cooper, Murray. Birds in Colombia. 2011. Villegas Editores. Hardbound with slipcase: 552 pages. Price: $70.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: Exploring a wealth of incredible winged fauna, this fascinating compendium travels to the tropical setting of Colombia, where many different climates blend to encourage the development of habitats. The country's diverse landscapes are explored along with the rare beauty of its singular birds, showcasing their distinct plumage, colors, various sizes, songs, beaks, and wings. Illustrating how these creatures are currently threatened, this study also highlights the inadequate colonization and urbanization, deforestation, and many other factors that could potentially destroy the habitats of many species, increasing their rates of extinction. Suggestions for defensive and protective actions are included.
RECOMMENDATION: The photography highlights this coffee-table book! A must have for those with an interest in the birds of Neotropics!
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