by Phyllis Barclay-Smith
The colour plates by Peter Shepheard in this book show sixteen widely-differing species of birds which may be seen in various parts of Great Britain. In the introduction Phyllis Barclay-Smith describes the different kinds of woods in the country and outlines the special features which attract the species dealt with – food and nesting sites being the main ones. Barclay-Smith has an exceptional talent for giving compact information – her descriptions are concise and lucid. She also stresses the importance of song for identification. As well as being a beautiful picture book Woodland Birds will lead many out to watch for themselves the inhabitants of our woods and forests.
Introduced during the outbreak of Second World War and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and colour printing.
Hardback: 52 Pages
Product Dimensions: 125 x 180 mm
Published by Penguin Books