Looking at Birds, in Meticulous Detail
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Today's Headlines - September 26, 2000
LOOKING AT BIRDS, IN METICULOUS DETAIL
from The New York Times
CONCORD, Mass. - Once in a great while, a natural history book changes the
way people look at the world. Ornithology has produced two such works:
John James Audobon's 1838 "Birds of America" was the first illustrated book
of North American birds; Roger Tory Peterson produced in 1934 his wildly
popular "Field Guide to Birds."
Now comes "The Sibley Guide to Birds," an encyclopedic illustrated guide
to the birds of North America. The book will be published next month, but
birders and ornithologists who have seen it are already hailing it and its
author, David Allen Sibley.
"David has just raised the bar," said Pete Dunne, author of numerous books
and director of the New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory.
"This book represents the high-water mark for bird guides."
© 2000 Peter Langston