National Geographic : 1937 Aug
THE FIRST Comprehensive Work Ever Published with All Major Species of Birds of the United States and Canada Shown in FULL COLOR OSPREY BRINGS HOME A FISH NEW BOOK OF BIRDS Just off the press, this 738-page Book of Birds in two volumes, edited by Gilbert Grosvenor and Alexander Wetmore, has been published by the National Geographic Society as a colorful and useful album of bird portraits and a veritable encyclopedia of bird lore pertaining to all the North American Continent north of Mexico. An amazing variety of bird-life studies is pre sented in 37 articles in the two volumes. These fascinating accounts, based on a lifetime of obser vations, adventures, and research discoveries, are the personal narratives of such outstanding authorities as Alexander Wetmore, T. Gilbert Pearson, Arthur A. Allen, Robert Cushman Murphy, Frederick C. Lincoln, and others. ...................... $5 THE SET* -... ............ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, Dept. V V, Washington, D. C. 1937 Enclosed please find $ for which send me sets of the new Book of Birds in two volumes. [*$S the set, postpaid in U. S. and Possessions; else where, 50¢ extra. To minimize expense and reduce costs, it is requested that remittance accompany order.] AAArp In the 738 pages, there are 231 photographs, 17 migration maps, and 204 pages of full-color plates showing 950 birds painted by Major Allan Brooks. Adding to the permanent reference value of these vivid paintings, biographies and identifying legends set forth distinguishing char acteristics of each species of bird, its range, breeding habits, and other features of behavior. Six hundred and thirty-three species and scores of subvarieties are thus described. These volumes are published by The Society as another contribution to its educational purposes. The fact that initial cost of plates and text has been assumed by THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE makes possible the low price of $5 per set, postage prepaid in U. S. and Possessions. Each volume is bound in green cloth covers, 7x 10 inches, embossed in gold. Further details sent on request. The volumes are sold together as a set, and are obtainable only from The Society. Photograph by A. A. Allen A FORTUNATE CHILD WINS THE CONFIDENCE OF WAXWINGS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, DEPT. V v,Washington, D.C.