Company created 15 years ago to publish the handbook of the birds of the world(hbw)it is the first work ever to illustrate all the species of birds in the world, in addition to providing access to all the essential information about each one of them. In fact, it will be the first work ever to deal with each member of an entire class of the animal Kingdom.
An international project
All volumes already published so far(volumes1-10)have been greeted with great enthusiasm by the ornithological world and received excellent reviews in almost all of the world's specialized journals and mass media. A large number of them have designated this series as an indispensable standard reference work.
Reviewers have said:
This series of volumes will inevitably become the standard general reference work.
British birds, UK
This is a major event in ornithological publication and the only chance we have to see all the species of birds in the world.
Hbw is a magnificent piece of work, the scope of which has, to my knowledge, never before been attempted... For the bird-book aficionado and the world birder, the high price is well worth the investment. For other birders who wish to broaden their horizons about all the birds inhabiting planet earth, I have never seen a better or more complete resource. As an art book(especiallyas pertains to the exceptional photographs), it is without peer among bird books.
Aba birding magazine, USA
This work clearly surpasses everything I have admired in ornithological documentation. Happy are the ornithologists who have access to such a work, which, from the outset, takes its place as the handbook of the 21st century.
Name in french) Belgium
My overall impression, and I believe I am not alone here, is that this is a sensational book... The handbook should be everyone's first choice for a modern, comprehensive reference on the birds of the world.
The condor, USA
To possess a complete illustration of all the species of birds in the world(anda good many distinct subspecies) is for many a dream they have long wished to fulfill. The monumental handbook has now begun; its ambitious aim is to fill this very gap.
Name in deutch), Germany
This book is brilliant both in concept and production... The initials "hbw" will become as much a part of the vocabulary of birders as "bwp"(birdsof the western palearctic) has in the last 15 years... This series provides a unique and unrivalled global perspective on all birds.
Iwc news, Ireland
This massive and impressive work continues to be one of both superb artistry and unsurpassed scientific value.
Indiana audubon quarterly, USA
In my opinion, hbw is the most important book about birds ever published.
Name in swedish), Sweden
One can not imagine a more comprehensive, beautiful, readable or authoritative ornithological treatise.
The birdwatcher's yearbook 1996, UK
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