- Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
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- Editor: Ebury Press & Michael Joseph
- Sugetos: Ornitologia
- Peso del envío: 1.000 g
Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous coloured and monochrome plates, illustrations in the text and endpaper maps; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. 'An unusual book by James Fisher, The Shell Bird Book published for Shell-Mex B.P. is one of the books which I think any birdwatcher marooned on the B.B.C's mythical tropical island should take with him. It is a pot-pourri of bird history, their place in literature, music and art, lives of past ornithologists, bird-song, naming of birds, etc., written with the clarity and erudition of which James Fisher was such a master' (Tate).