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Old Friday 5th June 2020, 08:51   #451
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Hmmm well this looks interesting!
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I am curious on this book in particular how comprehensive they will treat the superfamilies.
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I am curious on this book in particular how comprehensive they will treat the superfamilies.
That is surely going to depend on how identifiable they are in flight isn't it?
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Old Friday 5th June 2020, 12:16   #454
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Hmmm well this looks interesting!
As I noted when I posted about it on this thread earlier (see post 401) some of Cofta's artwork (perhaps including plates from this work) can be seen at https://www.coroflot.com/TCofta/portfolio.

Here's the blurb for it - "A richly illustrated, state-of-the-art field guide for identifying European passerines in flight--the first of its kind Opening up new frontiers in birdwatching, this is the first field guide for identifying European passerines in flight, featuring more than 830 stunning color illustrations from acclaimed bird artist Tomasz Cofta, who creates remarkably lifelike images using the latest digital technology. With detailed coverage of 206 passerines and 32 near-passerine landbirds, this cutting-edge book features a seamlessly integrated approach. It combines Cofta's precise illustrations, which depict key shape and coloration features, with a range of photos for each species that show how they appear in flight. The species accounts are short, sharp, and authoritative, and essential information on individual flight manner and flock structure and behavior are represented concisely. In addition, flight calls are transliterated, briefly described, shown as sonograms, and backed up with a unique collection of more than a hundred online audio recordings. While the book is written in a style that will appeal to all birders, it also contains new knowledge on flight identification, making it a must-have for professional ornithologists and scientists as well. The first field guide to flight identification of European passerines Covers 206 passerines and 32 near-passerine landbirds Features more than 830 stunning color illustrations Includes a range of photos showing each species in flight Provides extensive information on flight calls
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Lynx have started promoting a 960 pp book called "All the Birds of the World" due out in August. Anyone have any more details?
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Lynx have started promoting a 960 pp book called "All the Birds of the World" due out in August. Anyone have any more details?
The question is how comprehensive will it be. 960 pages are not much in comparison to the 1900 pages of the two volume HBW and BirdLife lllustrated Checklist. Maybe it is a follow-up to the Checklist.
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Lynx have started promoting a 960 pp book called "All the Birds of the World" due out in August. Anyone have any more details?
Probably just something they've devised to wring out the last of HBW's income potential. Can't find any reference to it on their site John and it returns no search results?

This is new on me too and by my pal Des

https://www.lynxeds.com/product/bird...e-philippines/

I've got a very OCD dillema now, do I put these books together as a set or arrange them regionally like I usally do!
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The announcement for All the Birds of the World is on the Facebook page of Lynx Edicions. But there is still no information besides the book title.
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Andy, I sympathise. I arrange my books regionally (e.g. fieldguides, handbooks, etc, in the various faunal regions), then by categories (etymologies, catalogues, check-lists, type species, art and artists, biographies, extinct birds, and so on), and finally by series/publisher, either in classification order (e.g. Oxford, Helm/Pica, Lynx) or number order (e.g. New Nats). My major headache is finding shelf space. I am already encroaching onto my wife's bookshelves (removing her 'stuff' to the grandchildren's bookshelves!)
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Andy, I sympathise. I arrange my books regionally (e.g. fieldguides, handbooks, etc, in the various faunal regions), then by categories (etymologies, catalogues, check-lists, type species, art and artists, biographies, extinct birds, and so on), and finally by series/publisher, either in classification order (e.g. Oxford, Helm/Pica, Lynx) or number order (e.g. New Nats). My major headache is finding shelf space. I am already encroaching onto my wife's bookshelves (removing her 'stuff' to the grandchildren's bookshelves!)
I do pretty much the same,
all Poysers together but Helms are all over the place in regions, obvioulsy Mammals, reptiles, insects etc are all in ther own groups. It's ease of finding as much as anything else.

The Lynx books will probably end up together as a set when there are more of them which won't be long at the rate they're going.

Another minor OCD niggle is that they're not using the same colour for all the covers

As regards space, the eternal foe, we've decided that the only answer is to move house which we hope to do in the near future, the downside to that is lumping quite literally, a ton of books from one house to the other!
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Another interesting book is on the horizon and due to be published in August - Restoring the Wild: 60 Years of Rewilding our Skies, Woods and Waterways by Roy Dennis. Should be worth a read.
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Another interesting book is on the horizon and due to be published in August - Restoring the Wild: 60 Years of Rewilding our Skies, Woods and Waterways by Roy Dennis. Should be worth a read.
Yeah this is on my wishlist
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New book about the human and natural history of Skomer by Mike Alexander, one of the previous wardens. Sounds interesting. Due November 2020.

https://www.nhbs.com/skomer-island-book
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Cheers Andrea. That’s the Christmas present off my mother in law sorted.

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More info on All the Birds of the World is out at https://www.lynxeds.com/all-the-bird...ld-highlights/

Makes me wonder whether I should hold off buying their two volume illustrated checklist of mammals and just wait for the one volume version.
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Nice! Good for an overview for a dreamer that never will make it around the world but still wants to dwell in the world's ornithological beauty :)
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More info on All the Birds of the World is out at https://www.lynxeds.com/all-the-bird...ld-highlights/

Makes me wonder whether I should hold off buying their two volume illustrated checklist of mammals and just wait for the one volume version.
Just when you think that Lynx have run out of ways to make money out of the main set, they come up with this and really, what's the point of it?
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More affordable and concise? Will probably serve another market/audience, like me. I can't and won't spend a small fortune on books that give me too much info I'll never use. An overview like this to leave through suits me fine.
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More affordable and concise? Will probably serve another market/audience, like me. I can't and won't spend a small fortune on books that give me too much info I'll never use. An overview like this to leave through suits me fine.
Completely agree! As much as I wanted to get the two-volume set, I just couldn't justify the price tag as for the same money I could get 7-10 other books that just would be more useful/valuable for me (mainly different insect books). But I do still want something like that on my bookshelf - just to see on paper all different birds species that I will never ever get to see in my life So this single-volume, concise edition for that price is a no-brainer for me. I believe this book will definitely have wider audience - especially among non-birders and just casual nature lovers who just do not need all that extra information that is presented in two-volumes.
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Lynx now have details of 'All the Birds of the World' on their website - see https://www.lynxeds.com/all-the-bird...ld-highlights/ Tempting at 65.00€ pre-publication offer. Also good to see 'European Breeding Bird Atlas 2' listed for 'late 2020'. The 3rd Spanish Breeding Birds Atlas should also appear around then too.
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Completely agree! As much as I wanted to get the two-volume set, I just couldn't justify the price tag as for the same money I could get 7-10 other books that just would be more useful/valuable for me (mainly different insect books). But I do still want something like that on my bookshelf - just to see on paper all different birds species that I will never ever get to see in my life So this single-volume, concise edition for that price is a no-brainer for me. I believe this book will definitely have wider audience - especially among non-birders and just casual nature lovers who just do not need all that extra information that is presented in two-volumes.
Agree completely. I even have the HBW full set, and am still looking forward to this single volume to leaf through.

Price, as mentioned, is €65, but add €10 postage (or more if you want it quicker / better tracked).

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Just published and just ordered

Palace of Palms by Kate Teltscher

a new book on the Kew Botanical Gardens and the world famous palm house
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Well...looking at the taxonomy in Oceanic Birds of the World just makes me more and more intrigued by the long in development Howell guide to Birds of North America.

I mean seriously, that book has become the "Winds of Winter" of the field guide world.
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Agree completely. I even have the HBW full set, and am still looking forward to this single volume to leaf through.

Price, as mentioned, is €65, but add €10 postage (or more if you want it quicker / better tracked).

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I wonder if it is worth it. Shipping to the US still makes it fairly expensive.

I feel like it will be outdated as complete book in no time.
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I wonder if it is worth it. Shipping to the US still makes it fairly expensive.

I feel like it will be outdated as complete book in no time.
That's true of almost every fieldguide, monograph or handbook.
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