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A guide to the birds of Thailand

A guide to the birds of Thailand

Inbunden bok Bangkok : Saha Karn Bhaet. 1991. 457 sidor.

Nära nyskick. 22 x 14.5 cm. 950 gram. Tryckt 2005. The publication of this first-class field guide to the birds of Thailand is a significant milestone in Thai ornithology. Lekagul's pioneering efforts to produce guides to Thailand's wildlifte as part of his program to conserve natural resources. The first two versions (1968 and 1974) of this book, his Bird Guide of Thailand, helped immensely to raise interest in the birds of Thailand, thereby kindling a desire to protect them and their habitat. The text of this completely new book employs the latest in field techniques for identifying Thailand's more than 900 species of birds. Research carried out by Philip Round in the course of working on this bird guide led to the collation of much new bird distribution data, collected by both the Thai and foreign observers, and the addition of over 60 species to the Thai list as well as a comprehensive evaluation of the conservation status of the country's avifauna. The compilation of this data on computer at Mahidol University, Bangkok, under a World Wide Fund for Nature-sponsored project, now forms the basis for a comprehensive monitoring system for the protected areas, habitats and regions of the country. This work, done during 1986-1989, made it possible to prepare completely updated text and distribution maps for most species. The illustrations are the best ever produced by any south Asian wildlife artist. The accuracy and 'birdiness' of the plates is remarkable considering that there is no history and accumulated expertise in representational bird art in Thailand. Wongkalasin, ranks very favourably with that of artists from other countries with long traditions and experience in bird illustration. Both artists have daytime jobs and did their work for this guide in their spare time, mostly evenings. The work of the two Thai artists, Kamol Komolphalin and Mongkol Wongkalasin.

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ISBN
9789748567365
Titel
A guide to the birds of Thailand
Författare
Lekagul, Boonsong - Round, Philip D. - Wongkalasin, Mongkol - Komolphalin, Kamol
Förlag
Bangkok : Saha Karn Bhaet
Utgivningsår
1991
Språk
English