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Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds Hardcover – 23 Oct 2012
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"No group of birds in the world is more beautiful and more intriguing to science than the birds of paradise. Surprisingly, no book showing them displaying in the wild has been done before. But to gain such perspectives and develop such a wonderful collection of pictures has taken years. The result is truly breathtaking."
--Sir David Attenborough, filmmaker and creator of Life on Earth
"You’ll initially find it hard to believe that these pictures are real—but they are. These are the most beautiful photographs of the world’s most beautiful birds. The birds’ behavior, richly described in the text, is as remarkable as their appearance. This is a book like no other book."
--Jared Diamond, ornithologist and author of Guns, Germs, and Steel
“The resulting extremes of color, form and behavior are beautifully documented in Schole's new book, co-authored with photographer Tim Laman.” –Sciencefriday.com
“The exhibit “Birds of Paradise” at the National Geographic museum in Washington, along with a book by Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes, offers research, photographs and video of the 39 species of the bird…” –The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
TIM LAMAN is a field biologist and wildlife photojournalist affiliated with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. A fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, he has photographed 20 articles for National Geographic magazine.
EDWIN SCHOLES, an ornithologist and biodiversity video curator at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, has studied the birds of paradise for more than a decade and is a leading authority on their behavior and evolution.
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I found some photos were a little noisy, but content wise, this book is right up there.
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It's commendable how dedicated the team was to bring these pictures to us. The book describes the process that took several years and some uncomfortable situations to complete. Of course there is also good information on the birds themselves.
This is the book I had hoped for and it finally has been printed.
I was most fortunate in a visit to the Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia to have a Greater Bird-Of-Paradise sit on my arm for 5 or so minutes while I fed it mealy worms. You could purchase a small cup of mealy worms from a attendant and then the bird would fly from a high perch and sit on your arm waiting to be fed. The thrill of seeing that bird so very close and being able to observe it as it ate was a thrill I will never forget. The dents left in my arm from the claws were uncomfortable to say the least but well worth it to see him so close.
The video "Birds of the Gods" by David Attenborough was also fantastic and if you haven't seen it it is an absolute must. I hope that the video on this book by National Geographic to be issued later this month is as good as the book.
I did read another reviewer offering some criticism about the photography in the book. I absolutely could find no fault with the colors or the beauty of the pictures. I notice in some pictures that some of the feathers are out of focus blurring them and this is because of the birds motion and/or depth of field problems and not the fault of the photographer. The colors of these birds as shown from what I have seen in person and in Attenborough's video are spot on. Their brilliance is almost unbelievable. The color saturation of the feathers are intense to say the least.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is fascinated with the Birds of Paradise.
My only criticism of the book it that I would rather have it in a vertical format rather than "letter box".