Norfolk: Esker Press, 2010. Quarto, dustwrapper, colour illustrations, black and white illustrations, line drawings.
A collection of the beautiful sketches that built the iconic Birds of Africa series, with a text based on the author's journals. Much of the material comes from several lengthy trips to Tanzania and Kenya, on some of which mist-netting enabled forest birds to be studied and drawn in the hand, and there are also accounts of visits to Uganda, Cameroon and Ethiopia. Many of the sketch-pages show birds as you see them in the field; they flit or stalk through the pages in a way that will bring vivid recollections for anyone who has experienced Africa`s wonderful wildlife. There is also a generous selection of landscape and habitat studies to heighten the sense of atmosphere and place. In the lively text, anecdotes, and some history enhance the underlying ornithological research.
Price: $110.00 AU