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The Handbook of British Birds

Nature volume 141, page 1037 (11 June 1938) | Download Citation



THE eagerly awaited first volume—there are to be five in all—of the “Handbook of British Birds” has now made its appearance. It may be said at once that the work is fully up to, and indeed exceeds, the high expectations formed. The editors, all of them distinguished ornithologists, have laboured long, unostentatiously and with sustained enthusiasm to make the book a success, and it is safe to say that neither in Britain nor indeed in Europe is there in existence so complete and accurate a work on birds.

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