London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2014. Octavo, laminated boards, colour photographs.
Explores the artworks, books, inventions and technology that have influenced how people have watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. With entries from all over the world, subjects include an Egyptian 'field guide' [early tomb decorations of birds, identifiable as species] and Ornithologiae libri tres: the first British bird guide [a 1676 publication that attempted to itemise all British birds known at the time] along with many more modern innovations including walkie talkies, pagers, radio tags and websites.
Price: $40.00 AU