August 22nd, 2011
The Atlas of Birds: Diversity, Behavior, and Conservation by Mike Unwin
2011, Princeton University Press
As the publisher describes it, “The book is not an identification guide but captures the breathtaking diversity of birds, and illuminates their conservation status around the world”. Reviewers also recommended the book for its wealth of avian trivia. For example, there is a list of the most frequently mentioned birds in Shakespeare’s plays, and the dove leads the list with 60 references.