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|Author:||Peter Mundy, Duncan Butchart, John Ledger and Steven Piper.|
|Publishers:||Academic Press, London|
|Condition:||Mint Condiiton - As New Condition hardcover with dust jacket.|
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In The Vultures of Africa, all eleven species of vulture known to the continent are presented, for the first time, in an authoritative account that will rank as the most important ornithological work on these fascinating yet threatened birds. In this major, fully illustrated monograph, Dr. Peter Mundy and his co-authors endeavour to answer every conceivable question on the biology and lifestyles of these birds, in a text that is a refreshing departure from traditional bird monographs in terms of its lively and contentious style. The book, nevertheless, remains comprehensive in its approach, and combines the insights gained from the authors’ personal experiences with a scholarly review of all the available literature. Each species is superbly illustrated by watercolour paintings, and more than 100 pencil sketches appear throughout the text. Over 130 photographs of the birds in action in different parts of the continent add to the book’s visual excitement, and give life to the wealth of data included in the text, maps and diagrams.The Vultures of Africa will be essential reading for all bird enthusiasts, conservationists and ornithologists, and will amply reward both the informed reader and the collector of fine works of Africana. 4to. pp 460 with coloured illustrations from paintings and photographs and b&w illustrations from drawings and photographs in the text. Also with maps.