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    Description"Birds of the Middle East" is now the most field-ready and comprehensive guide to the fantastic birds of this region. This fully revised and updated second edition covers all species - including vagrants - found in the Arabian Peninsula (including Socotra), Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Cyprus. It features 176 superb color plates depicting more than 800 species, as well as 820 color distribution maps that show the breeding range for almost every species. In this upgraded edition, maps and detailed species accounts are now located opposite the plates, making this stunningly illustrated field guide easier to use than ever. The most comprehensive field guide to the birds of the Middle East, it covers more than 800 species - including 100 not covered in the first edition. It features 176 color plates depicting all species. It includes detailed species accounts and 820 color distribution maps. Text and maps are now located opposite the color plates.

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    Birds of the Middle East
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Porter, By (author) Simon Aspinall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 714 g
    ISBN 13: 9780691148441
    ISBN 10: 0691148449

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WNCB
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PSVW6
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 97
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: NAT004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A63704062
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070040
    DC22: 598.074
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB
    DC22: 598.0956
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    LC classification: QL691.M628 P67 2010
    Thema V1.0: WNCB, PSVJ
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    176 color plates. 820 maps.
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    28 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Author Information
    Richard Porter has had a long association with the Middle East and is an adviser on bird conservation for BirdLife International. His books include "Birds of the Middle East and North Africa". Simon Aspinall is a lifelong birder who lives in the United Arab Emirates. His books include "Shell Birdwatching Guide to the United Arab Emirates".
    Review quote
    "The artwork is spectacularly good... The authors have expanded their coverage of species by 100 over those found in the first edition... For those heading to the Middle East, this book should make birding easier."--William P. Mueller, Bluebird's Laugh "I highly recommend this field guide to any birder, beginner or advanced, visiting the Middle East. Most of the plates are true to life and the physical description thorough. More importantly, the information is packaged in a user-friendly format."--The Eyrie "Birds of the Middle East: Second Edition is a durable, well-sized field guide for an under-birded yet highly interesting region of the world."--Birdfreak.com "I have decided that this portable well written guide is the one I will take with me. For anyone travelling to the Middle East, whether on business or pleasure but with an interest or a passion for birds, this second edition of Birds of the Middle East sets the standard again, and I highly recommend it."--Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog "[T]his is truly a field guide based on size and weight; very practical for use in the field. There is no fluff nor wasted pages in this field guide... This field guide is perfectly suited to help people of all skill levels identify birds in the Middle East."--Birding is Fun blog "This guide will become the book of choice for birders visiting the Middle East..."--Choice Praise for the first edition: "There has always been a problem deciding which books to take birding in the Middle East. With the arrival of this new field guide to the region it is now possible to contemplate using only one book in the field... This is an indispensable and thoroughly recommended aid for birdwatchers in the Middle East and beyond."--Andrew Grieve, Birdwatch Praise for the first edition: "This excellent book is a must for anyone going to this region. Beginners will find it easy to use... Advanced birdwatchers will learn something that they have not yet, and what will ultimately help with correct identification. The bottom line is: this is the best field guide published so far on birds of the Middle East."--Zpravy Mos, Wilson Bulletin "The illustrations in Birds of the Middle East are superior. Not only are they better executed, they tend to be larger and less crowded on each page. As a consequence, the birder probably does not need a secondary bird book."--Dan Tallman, South Dakota Bird Notes "I recommend this field guide to any birder that plans on exploring the Middle East in search of the 800 plus species covered. The slick layout and very accurate drawings will allow for unmistakable identifications in the field."--Timothy Schreckengost, Words about Birds blog