1) Sweet, Paul. Natural Histories: Extraordinary Birds. 2013. Sterling. Boxed set with paperback book and 40 plates. Price: $50.00 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Extraordinary Birds follows the success of Natural Histories, and is the next compendium in this well-received series that marries art and thought-provoking science. American Museum of Natural History ornithologist Paul Sweet takes readers on a migratory journey across the globe, introducing them to unique and exquisite birds, as well as to groundbreaking avian studies from the past 500 years. Featuring 40 frameable prints and an equal number of fascinating, in-depth essays, this stunning collection gives bird lovers a precious look at illustrated ornithological monographs from the museum's Rare Book Collections.
RECOMMENDATION: Collectors of bird art and bird books will enjoy this book.