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Lords of the Air
Jake Page and Eugene Morton Over 300 magnificent photographs and illustrations and an illuminating text thoroughly explore all aspects of bird life. This stunning, comprehensive volume is a must for both the serious ornithologist and the amateur bird enthusiast. 200 color and 100 b&w photographs and illustrations.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 3rd 1995 by Random House Value Publishing
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Interesting text, but the photos are of such a poor print quality, too dark and uninspiring as a result. It looks as if all the photos were taken in RAW and then left in that initial capture state without any finishing. If these images were left in digital format, this may be due to the fact that in 1995 (the book's printing), digital photography was still so new. But coming from Smithsonian, I'd expect their staff photographers would be able to recognize the problem and provide a better quality ...more